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Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. Holiday Hours

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. will be closed the following days:

Wednesday, Dec. 24-Friday, Dec. 26

Wednesday, Dec. 31-Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.

 

MPAS wishes you and yours a happy and safe holiday season.

Gov. Snyder Issues Executive Directive Focusing on Employment for People with Disabilities

Following MPAS Report, Governor; Lt. Gov, take needed action in Michigan

          Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) today participated in a telephone media roundtable hosted by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley to announce a new state directive on employment for people with disabilities. Calley, chair of the Mental Health and Wellness Committee, was joined by Michigan Department of Civil Rights Director Matt Wesaw, Chris Rodriguez of MPAS, and Luke Zelley of The Disability Network.

MPAS, Peckham Host 4th Candidate Forum

Candidates running for elected statewide office, and in Ingham and Clinton County, provided information and answered questions at the Peckham facility on Capital City Boulevard in Lansing on October 23, 2014. The event was cosponsored by Peckham and Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS).

Two MPAS Board Members Serve Out Their Terms

In compliance with Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. Board of Directors term limits, Ms. Donna DePalma and Mr. Ron Bush officially concluded their terms on the MPAS Board of Directors at the close of the September 16, 2014 annual meeting.

Michigan Developmental Disability Network Releases Report on Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

Sub-minimum wages, sheltered work, high unemployment among findings

The Developmental Disabilities Network - comprised of Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS), the Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State University, and the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Council - released their Employment First report at a press conference today outlining the dismal employment circumstances in Michigan for individuals with disabilities, particularly those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

MPAS Thanks MDCH Director Jim Haveman for Commitment to People with Disabilities

Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Director, Jim Haveman, stepped down from his post, effective Sept. 12., 2014, after many years of successes and accomplishments including many achievements benefiting individuals with disabilities in the state.

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. 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.

MPAS Submits Comment on Revised Model Code of Student Conduct

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) submitted comments to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) on the proposed revisions to the Model Code of Student Conduct. The MDE is requesting the State Board of Education to approve the Model Code of Student Conduct 2014 at their August 2014 meeting.

Below is the commentary submitted by Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc.

Statement from Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) for the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

"The annual celebrations taking place across the country  commemorating the historic signing of the ADA come at a time when the achievements of the disability advocacy community have much to be encouraged about.

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