MPAS believes that children and young adults with disabilities deserve an educational experience geared towards similar outcomes to that of their typically-abled peers. This experience should be appropriate, inclusive and absent of discrimination and stigma. MPAS finds bullying and practices such as restraint and seclusion in schools to be unacceptable and supports policies which act to eliminate both. MPAS supports an educational system that promotes self sufficiency and independence in the community.
1. Students with disability-related behavior will be identified and evaluated for special education.
2. Eligible students at risk of discipline or push-out due to disability-related behavior will remain in school.
3. Transition needs from post education to community living will be identified and addressed.
Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. is the federally mandated
protection and advocacy system for Michigan which receives part of its
funding from the Administration on the Developmental Disabilities, the
Center for Mental Health Services - Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration, the Rehabilitation Services Administration, and
the Social Security Administration.