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For Immediate Release November 3, 2017 Contact: Mark McWilliams 517.487.1755, MMcWilliams@mpas.org Special Education Appeal Clears Important HurdleMichigan Teacher Fighting for Son Lansing, MI – A Michigan teacher, and parent, Melody Arabo can move forward with a case involving her 7 year old son and his special education rights after the U.S. District Court refused to expand the case as requested by her school district.  

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Seclusion and Restraint Practices in Michigan Schools Result in Injury and Death

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Responsible Parties at All Levels Should Be Held Accountable for Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service (MPAS) released information highlighting two nursing homes in Michigan where the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) reported to...

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