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Election workers being traing on assisting voters with disabilities.
LANSING, MI (WILX) -- Election precinct workers in Lansing received training Tuesday on how to best assist voters with disabilities. Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope partnered with the Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service (MPAS) to provide training for all election precinct workers and staff. Workers received hands on training on how to assist voters with using the touch screen voter assistance terminal and hear from a voter outreach specialist about how to treat someone with a visible disability as well as discuss barriers to voting for disabled people.

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State Board of Education Approves New Policy to Limit Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

The State Board of Education unanimously approved changes to Michigan's policy on restraint and seclusion in schools at its March 14 meeting. The new policy implements the language in recently-...
The Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service - a state-appointed group assigned to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect against people with disabilities - has filed a lawsuit against Medilodge of Grand Blanc after receiving a complaint regarding a patient's care.

State says Grand Blanc nursing home not providing proper care

By Dominic Adams | dadams5@mlive.com March 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM Photo courtesy of MLive.com GRAND BLANC, MI -- A Genesee County nursing home that is the subject of a federal lawsuit involving a...
The Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service - a state-appointed group assigned to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect against people with disabilities - has filed a lawsuit against Medilodge of Grand Blanc after receiving a complaint regarding a patient's care.

Abuse allegations tied to nursing home death leads to federal lawsuit

By Dominic Adams | dadams5@mlive.com The Flint Journal March 07, 2017 Photo: Courtesy of MLive.com GRAND BLANC, MI -- A nursing home faces a federal lawsuit over records in connection to a man who...

Passage of Restraint and Seclusion Legislation

Mark McWilliams, Director of Public Policy at Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS), on Passage of Restraint and Seclusion Legislation: "MPAS would like to thank Lieutenant Governor...

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. Priorities and Objectives for FY 2017

To comment on our priorities, please take our Priorities Survey. Priority 1:  Eliminate abuse and neglect Individuals with disabilities will not be subjected to restraint or seclusion. Individuals...

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Day Date Time County Location
Friday June 21 10: 30am - 12:30pm Grand Traverse

Traverse Area District Library
610 Woodmere Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49686

Monday July 8 10am - 12pm Berrien

Berrien County Health Department
2149 East Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022