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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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ABLE Account Legislation Passes Michigan House

Savings accounts to assist and provide greater financial opportunities for disabled individuals cleared the full House on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act,...

Statement by Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) on the Proposed Closure of Public Juvenile Justice Facilities:

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is Michigan’s designated protection and advocacy program, mandated to serve persons with disabilities in the Great Lakes State. Closing public...

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