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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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MPAS Files Motion for Permanent Injunction: Medilodge, Grand Blanc

MPAS has filed a motion for permanent injunction againt Medilodge of Grand Blanc. To read the entire motion, click here.  
Mark McWilliams from Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service talks Saturday at The Collateral Consequences of a Juvenile Adjudication at Lake Michigan College in Benton Township. Other speakers behind him are, from left, St. Joseph attorney Genell Laluna-Schaeffer and Grand Rapids attorney Heather Garretson.

Speakers discuss juvenile-crime fallacies

Speakers discuss juvenile-crime fallacies Records not wiped clean when juveniles become adults, experts say March 27, 2017 By LOUISE WREGE - HP Staff Writer  Photo courtesy of The Herald Palladium...

State Board of Education Approves New Policy to Limit Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

The State Board of Education unanimously approved changes to Michigan's policy on restraint and seclusion in schools at its March 14 meeting. The new policy implements the language in recently-...
The Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service - a state-appointed group assigned to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect against people with disabilities - has filed a lawsuit against Medilodge of Grand Blanc after receiving a complaint regarding a patient's care.

State says Grand Blanc nursing home not providing proper care

By Dominic Adams | dadams5@mlive.com March 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM Photo courtesy of MLive.com GRAND BLANC, MI -- A Genesee County nursing home that is the subject of a federal lawsuit involving a...
The Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service - a state-appointed group assigned to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect against people with disabilities - has filed a lawsuit against Medilodge of Grand Blanc after receiving a complaint regarding a patient's care.

Abuse allegations tied to nursing home death leads to federal lawsuit

By Dominic Adams | dadams5@mlive.com The Flint Journal March 07, 2017 Photo: Courtesy of MLive.com GRAND BLANC, MI -- A nursing home faces a federal lawsuit over records in connection to a man who...

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