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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Prisoners Win Class Action LawsuitCourt finds MDOC failed to provide assistive technology   A federal district judge recently ruled in favor of plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC). The lawsuit, which was filed in 2015 by Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) and co-counsel, represented several inmates who are deaf and hard of hearing whose rights were violated under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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MPAS Submits Comments on Proposed Changes to Michigan Administration Rules for Special Education

The Michigan Department of Education is proposing changes to the rules that govern how special education students are accommodated in our state’s public schools. The public comment period ended at 5...
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MPAS Response to the Michigan Mental Health and Wellness Commission Report

On Jan. 21, 2014, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley unveiled Michigan’s Mental Health and Wellness Commission Report. The commission, appointed by Governor Snyder, was made up of the “left of the left...

MPAS Reacts to the Michigan Department of Education’s Draft School Discipline Policy Statement

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is encouraged by the Michigan Department of Education’s Draft School Discipline Policy Statement; however, we feel that, without stronger...
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MPAS Condemns Federal Legislation That Will Harm Individuals with Mental Illness

Bill is short-sighted, harmful to people with mental illness and their families Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) today joined its fellow Protection and Advocacy (P&A)...
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MPAS Sues Two Michigan Nursing Homes for Failing to Comply with Abuse and Neglect Investigation

Novi, Fenton facilities failed to disclose requested documents and information (LANSING)— Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) filed suit in federal district court today against...

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