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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” and the “right of the right” on the political spectrum from the Michigan Legislature and chaired by the lieutenant governor himself and vice-chaired by James Haveman, Director of the Michigan Department of Community Health respectively.

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 guidance from the State Board of Education and the Michigan Department of Education, schools will continue to remove students who present challenges. As a starting point, the state Board of Education should refer to the joint letter from the Department of Justice and Department of Education dated Jan.

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) organizations across the country and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), in condemning H.R. 3717, recently introduced by Congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania.  If passed, this bill would dismantle the Protection and Advocacy program for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) by cutting its current funding by nearly 85 percent.

Special Education Legal Clinic - Don Bosco Hall Community Resource Center

MPAS attorneys will be at the Don Bosco Hall Community Resource Center to provide free, confidential advice on special education rights to students with disabilities, and their parents, attending Detroit Public Schools, Education Achievement Authority Schools or Detroit charter schools.

Special Education Legal Clinic - Samaritan Behavioral Center

MPAS attorneys will be at the Samaritan Behavioral Center to provide free, confidential advice on special education rights to students with disabilities, and their parents, attending Detroit Public Schools, Education Achievement Authority Schools or Detroit charter schools.

Special Education Legal Clinic - Arab American and Chaldean Council

MPAS attorneys will be at the Arab American Chaldean Council (ACC)  to provide free, confidential advice on special education rights to students with disabilities, and their parents, attending Detroit Public Schools, Education Achievement Authority Schools or Detroit charter schools.

POSTPONED: Special Education Legal Clinic - Southwest Solutions

MPAS attorneys will be at Southwest Solutions to provide free, confidential advice on special education rights to students with disabilities, and their parents, attending Detroit Public Schools, Education Achievement Authority Schools or Detroit charter schools.

Special Education Legal Clinic - Wayne Community College District Eastern Campus

MPAS attorneys will be at the Wayne County Community College District Eastern Campus to provide free, confidential advice on special education rights to students with disabilities, and their parents, attending Detroit Public Schools, Education Achievement Authority Schools or Detroit charter schools.

Special Education Legal Clinic - Ennis Center

Speak with MPAS attorneys and staff at our free weekly legal clinic in Flint from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday. No appointment necessary.

The legal clinics will be held at Ennis Center for Children, 129 E. Third St. in Flint.

Special Education Legal Clinic - Detroit Center

MPAS attorneys will be at the Michigan State University Detroit Center to provide free, confidential advice on special education rights to students with disabilities, and their parents, attending Detroit Public Schools, Education Achievement Authority Schools or Detroit charter schools.

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