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Special Education Legal Clinic - MSU Detroit Center

MPAS attorneys will be at the MSU 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.

MPAS Joins Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

(LANSING)— Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) today announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate  individuals about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America&;s workers with disabilities.

Special Education Legal Clinic at The ARC Detroit

MPAS attorneys will be at The ARC Detroit 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.

Long-Serving MPAS Board Members Retire

Odgers, Swegles both served as President of the Board of Directors in their tenure

(LANSING)-Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) paid tribute to retiring board members, Susan Odgers and Frederick (Rick) Swegles, at their September Board of Directors meeting.

“Both Susan and Rick’s positive impact on the agency’s ability to fulfill our mission will be evident for decades to come,” said Elmer L. Cerano, Executive Director of MPAS.

MPAS Reacts to Issy Stapleton Tragedy

Statement from Elmer L. Cerano, Executive Director at Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc., on the Issy Stapleton tragedy:

“Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is deeply saddened by the events that took place Sept. 3 concerning Isabella (Issy) Stapleton and her family. The agency’s most sincere thoughts and prayers go out to Issy in what will undoubtedly be a long road of, not only physical, but emotional recovery. 

Michigan Uses I&R for Systemic Education Advocacy

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) has historically received nearly 2,000 calls per year on education issues, comprising 20-25% of all of our information and referral (I&R) calls.

Free Special Education Legal Clinic in Flint

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

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

Roseville Doctor Sued for Refusing Care to Child with Cerebral Palsy

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc. (MPAS) has filed suit against a Roseville doctor who refused to treat a four-year-old boy for a common cold because the boy has cerebral palsy. The lawsuit was filed in Macomb County Circuit Court on Aug. 15 citing violations of the boy’s rights as a person with a disability under the Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Michigan Nursing Homes Receive Failing Grade

(LANSING)  - Michigan has received a failing grade for its quality of nursing homes following an investigation of nursing home care in all 50 states. Michigan is one of eleven states to receive an “F” and ranks 44th overall according to a report released on Aug. 8 by Families for Better Care, a Florida-based nursing home resident advocacy group.

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