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MPAS Files Motion for Permanent Injunction: Medilodge, Grand Blanc

MPAS has filed a motion for permanent injunction againt Medilodge of Grand Blanc.

To read the entire motion, click here.

 

Speakers discuss juvenile-crime fallacies

Speakers discuss juvenile-crime fallacies

Records not wiped clean when juveniles become adults, experts say

March 27, 2017
By LOUISE WREGE - HP Staff Writer 
Photo courtesy of The Herald Palladium

BENTON TOWNSHIP — When juveniles become adults, their criminal records are wiped clean, right?

Not in Michigan, where teens automatically are charged as adults at 17.

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-enacted Michigan law that places significant limits on the use of these dangerous practices.

"We are pleased with the Board's action," said Mark McWilliams, MPAS Director of Public Policy and Media Relations. "The new policy is another step in making the protections in state law - protections that have been endorsed by parents, advocates, and educators - a reality in Michigan schools."

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 resident's death is accused of providing inadequate care, according to a state report.

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 died while staying at the facility.

MPAS PAIMI Council Meeting

The next PAIMI Council meeting will be held on May 09, 2017.

PAIMI Council Meeting
Time:  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc.
4095 Legacy Parkway, Ste. 500
Lansing, MI 48911

The time for public comment at this meeting is 11:40 a.m.

Please note, the public comment time may vary based on the agenda discussion.

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:

Ernie Reynolds Memorial Essay Contest

Entries Being Accepted for the Ernie Reynolds Memorial Essay Contest

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. is proud to, once again, hold our annual essay contest in honor of an outstanding disability rights advocate, Ernie Reynolds, who passed away in 2012.        

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service (MPAS) is looking for real, motivating stories about people with disabilities who have successfully advocated for themselves or others.  In 500 words or less, describe how you overcame barriers and achieved success. 

MPAS Board of Directors Meeting

The governing board for Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is comprised of individuals who are diverse in terms of age, ethnicity, geographical location, gender and disability. A majority of the governing board members must be individuals with disabilities or have an immediate family member with a disability. The board oversees and approves budgetary, priority, and policy issues and generally meets four times a year.

The next Board of Directors meeting will be held on December 20, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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 with disabilities will not be subjected to abuse or neglect, including inappropriate or coercive treatments.

Priority 2:  Increase the protection of individual rights, independence and self-determination

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