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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

  • Individuals with disabilities will not be deprived of their rights including those related to guardianship, advance directives, funeral representatives and voting.

Priority 3:  Eliminate employment barriers and protect rights

  • Improve access and rights to services within vocational rehabilitation and centers for independent living
  • Individuals with disabilities will have employment options in the competitive and integrated workforce.
  • Individuals with disabilities will have access to social security work incentives.

Priority 4:  Improve access to services

  • Individuals with disabilities will be assured services, including housing, transportation and assistive technology, identified to support them in the community and prevent institutionalization or segregation.  
  • Governmental entities and providers of critical services will be accessible and provide needed accommodations.
  • Individuals with disabilities will have access to services, including assistive technology, which supports them in institutional/facility/service provider settings in order to promote discharge and community inclusion.

Priority 5:  Ensure the right to a high quality education

  • Students with disability-related behavior will be identified and evaluated for special education.
  • Eligible students at risk of discipline or push-out due to disability-related behavior will remain in school.
  • Transition needs from post education to community living will be identified and addressed. 

 

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Posted on:
October 27, 2016