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Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) files complaints against licensed or certified health care professionals involved in abusive and neglectful incidents in nursing homes and other care facilities. MPAS files complaints against individual licenses after the state substantiates abuse or neglect in a facility where those professionals provide patient care or supervise care providers. While these investigations are lengthy and cumbersome, the results of this advocacy are impactful in reducing the rates of abuse and neglect in Michigan.

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A family is gearing up to fight a school district that is suing them over their desire to keep their special needs son in his school.

2015 Teacher of the Year now fighting district over her son's educational rights

This article orginally appeared on WXYZ by Kim Russel. 7:09 PM, May 24, 2016 10:09 AM, May 25, 2016 WALLED LAKE, Mich. (WXYZ) - Last year she was celebrated by her district - named 2015 Michigan...

Meet the 2016 Ernie Reynolds Essay Contest Winners

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. is proud to announce the winners of our annual Ernie Reynolds Essay Contest.   MPAS holds this contest each year in honor of an outstanding disability...

Lawsuit Filed After County Slashes Support to Individuals with Disabilities in Washtenaw Co.

Medically necessary services cut to individuals without proper notice The Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy (ACA), along with several individuals receiving services through the Community...
Rachel Kirksey talks about her lawsuit against Flint Schools in her Flint, MI home February 3, 2016. Behind her are several cases of bottled water. (John M. Galloway/Special to the News)

Advocates sue after Flint students ‘pushed out’

This article originally appeared in The Detroit News, 03.14.16, written by Jennifer Chambers. (PHOTO CAPTION INFORMATION  - Rachel Kirksey talks about her lawsuit against Flint Schools in her Flint,...

Elmer L Cerano, Executive Director of Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS), on the Introduction of Legislation to Limit Restraint and Seclusion in Michigan Schools:

Elmer L Cerano, Executive Director of Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS), on the Introduction of Legislation to Limit Restraint and Seclusion in Michigan Schools "This...

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