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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 Celebrates the One Year Anniversary of our New and Improved Website

In July of 2013, MPAS launched its new and improved website. As the world changes, more and more people with disabilities and their families are turning to the internet for information, guidance, and...

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) Applauds Successful Reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The bipartisan backed H.R. 803, better known as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), was signed into law today, July 22, by President Obama after successfully passing the US House on...

MPAS' Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

July 2 marks the 50th Anniversary of the historic signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  This momentous piece of legislation instilled the principles of equality and opportunity, absent of...
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MPAS Against New Seclusion Room at a Marquette Middle School

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is the federally mandated protection and advocacy agency charged with providing advocacy services to people with disabilities in Michigan. MPAS...

Statement from Elmer L. Cerano, Executive Director at Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc., on the findings of the Medicaid Home Help Program audit:

Statement from Elmer L. Cerano, Executive Director at Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc., on the findings of the Medicaid Home Help Program audit: “Michigan Protection & Advocacy...

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