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Newsroom Archive

Title Date Posted
MPAS Website: UPDATE April 16, 2020
The COVID-19 Virus March 16, 2020
Deaths in the dark: When psychiatric patients suddenly died, state didn't ask why March 09, 2020
Crestmont nursing home closes doors February 24, 2020
People routinely pile snow into accessible parking spaces. Experts say it's illegal February 20, 2020
Investigators settle lawsuit after Lansing agrees to release records in patient death February 12, 2020
Advocates sue Lansing for not releasing records in investigation of patient death January 15, 2020
Senate passes mental health hotline bill January 10, 2020
2020 Ernie Reynolds Memorial Essay Contest December 04, 2019
Bills would let landlords crack down on support animals November 25, 2019
Bills you may have missed: Wrongful imprisonment, disability accommodations and taxes for mosquito spraying November 04, 2019
State didn't investigate psych patient deaths after release from Detroit hospital October 23, 2019
MPAS Priorities and Objectives for FY20 October 01, 2019
MPAS Lawsuit Against MDHHS Clears Hurdle September 26, 2019
Lansing hosts worker training for assisting voters with disabilities July 24, 2019
Elder Abuse Listening Tour June 17, 2019
Comments by MPAS Regarding Proposed No-fault Auto Insurance Changes May 20, 2019
Comments by MPAS On 2020-21 State Education Budget April 09, 2019
MPAS Lawsuit Against MDHHS Clears Hurdle February 08, 2019
MPAS Welcomes Skadden Fellow, Alexis Bailey February 06, 2019
CMH Access and Eligibility Clarification February 04, 2019
Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. Welcomes New Executive Director December 21, 2018
Ex-inmate with HIV gets $150K for getting harsher punishment from prison November 15, 2018
2019 Ernie Reynolds Essay Contest November 09, 2018
Substantiated Abuse & Neglect Complaints in Michigan Care Facilities October 23, 2018
‘Section 298' pilot programs move ahead October 22, 2018
Michigan's special education efforts near bottom in nation: U.S. report October 02, 2018
MPAS Priorities and Objectives for FY 2019 October 01, 2018
MPAS Appoints New Deputy Executive Director September 27, 2018
State sued over records about allegations at boys home September 19, 2018
Lawsuit Filed Against the Michigan Department of Human and Health Services September 18, 2018
New Law Protects Recipients of Social Security Disability Benefits September 10, 2018
Class Action Filed Against State of Michigan June 06, 2018
Substantiated Abuse and Neglect Complaints in Michigan Care Facilities June 04, 2018
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Prisoners Win Class Action Lawsuit Against MDOC March 20, 2018
2018 Ernie Reynolds Essay Contest Winners March 06, 2018
Substantiated Abuse and Neglect Complaints in Michigan Care Facilities January 31, 2018
MPAS Hires New Director of Intake, Information and Referral January 25, 2018
Special Education Appeal Clears Important Hurdle November 03, 2017
Substantiated Abuse and Neglect Complaints in Michigan Care Facilities October 13, 2017
MPAS Priorities and Objectives for FY 2018 October 10, 2017
Substantiated Abuse and Neglect Complaints in Michigan Care Facilities July 06, 2017
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Michigan May 03, 2017
People with disabilities deserve better from the state of Michigan April 28, 2017
Integration of behavioral, physical health systems moves forward April 24, 2017
Advocacy group seeks injunction against nursing home in death investigation April 12, 2017
Substantiated Abuse and Neglect Complaints in Michigan Care Facilities April 10, 2017
MPAS Files Motion for Permanent Injunction: Medilodge, Grand Blanc April 10, 2017
Speakers discuss juvenile-crime fallacies March 28, 2017
State Board of Education Approves New Policy to Limit Restraint and Seclusion in Schools March 16, 2017
State says Grand Blanc nursing home not providing proper care March 14, 2017
Abuse allegations tied to nursing home death leads to federal lawsuit March 13, 2017
Passage of Restraint and Seclusion Legislation December 15, 2016
Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. Priorities and Objectives for FY 2017 October 27, 2016
Substantiated Abuse and Neglect Complaints in Michigan Care Facilities October 13, 2016
2015 Teacher of the Year now fighting district over her son's educational rights May 26, 2016
Meet the 2016 Ernie Reynolds Essay Contest Winners May 25, 2016
Lawsuit Filed After County Slashes Support to Individuals with Disabilities in Washtenaw Co. April 01, 2016
Advocates sue after Flint students ‘pushed out’ March 14, 2016
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: March 07, 2016
Elmer L. Cerano, Executive Director of Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS), on Lt. Governor Brian Calley's Special Education Task Force Reforms: February 12, 2016
MPAS Gets Federal Guidance on Behavior Support December 29, 2015
Self-Advocates of Michigan Seeking Applicants for Board of Directors December 22, 2015
Federal Court Orders Flint Community Schools to Provide Access to Student Records December 07, 2015
ABLE Account Legislation Passes Michigan House June 08, 2015
Statement by Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) on the Proposed Closure of Public Juvenile Justice Facilities: May 26, 2015
Marquette Hospital Refused Treatment to Suicidal Inmate April 17, 2015
Michigan Department of Corrections Facing Class Action Disability Lawsuit April 01, 2015
Elmer L. Cerano, MPAS Executive Director, Speaks to Karen Carter From CW50 on Two Big Issues Facing the Disability Community January 15, 2015
ABLE Act Passes Overwhelmingly with Bipartisan Support December 18, 2014
Gov. Snyder Issues Executive Directive Focusing on Employment for People with Disabilities October 28, 2014
MPAS, Peckham Host 4th Candidate Forum October 24, 2014
Two MPAS Board Members Serve Out Their Terms September 26, 2014
Michigan Developmental Disability Network Releases Report on Employment for Individuals with Disabilities September 19, 2014
MPAS Thanks MDCH Director Jim Haveman for Commitment to People with Disabilities September 12, 2014
MPAS Submits Comment on Revised Model Code of Student Conduct August 01, 2014
Statement from Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) for the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): July 24, 2014
MPAS Celebrates the One Year Anniversary of our New and Improved Website July 22, 2014
Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) Applauds Successful Reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) July 10, 2014
MPAS' Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act July 02, 2014
MPAS Against New Seclusion Room at a Marquette Middle School June 25, 2014
Statement from Elmer L. Cerano, Executive Director at Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc., on the findings of the Medicaid Home Help Program audit: June 19, 2014
Cuts to Community Mental Health Funding: How to Fight for your Services June 17, 2014
Micah Fialka-Feldman Appointed by President Obama to Key Administration Post May 20, 2014
Save the Date: MI SIBS 2014 State Conference April 08, 2014
Study for Teens and Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities April 07, 2014
Enrollment is now open for the Healthy Michigan Plan March 21, 2014
MPAS Submits Comments on Proposed Changes to Michigan Administration Rules for Special Education March 03, 2014
MPAS Response to the Michigan Mental Health and Wellness Commission Report January 29, 2014
MPAS Reacts to the Michigan Department of Education’s Draft School Discipline Policy Statement January 22, 2014
MPAS Condemns Federal Legislation That Will Harm Individuals with Mental Illness December 18, 2013
MPAS Sues Two Michigan Nursing Homes for Failing to Comply with Abuse and Neglect Investigation November 07, 2013
MPAS Joins Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month October 02, 2013
Long-Serving MPAS Board Members Retire September 24, 2013
MPAS Reacts to Issy Stapleton Tragedy September 11, 2013
Michigan Uses I&R for Systemic Education Advocacy September 09, 2013
State Children's Psychiatric Hospital Under Scrutiny for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Violations August 21, 2013
Roseville Doctor Sued for Refusing Care to Child with Cerebral Palsy August 19, 2013
Michigan Nursing Homes Receive Failing Grade August 13, 2013
MPAS Welcomes New Governmental Affairs and Communications Specialist July 22, 2013
Psychiatric Hospital Patient Deinstitutionalized and Integrated into his Community July 11, 2013
"Do Not Resuscitate" Bills Pending in Michigan Legislature June 13, 2013
Michigan Supreme Court Admire v. Auto Owners Insurance Company June 04, 2013
Jury awards $240 million to the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission June 03, 2013
Seclusion and Restraint Practices in Michigan Schools Result in Injury and Death December 18, 2012
Responsible Parties at All Levels Should Be Held Accountable for Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes December 18, 2012
MPAS Releases Comprehensive Public Report on Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes Throughout Michigan December 18, 2012
Infestation of Maggots Found in Michigan Nursing Home Residents Tracheas and Catheters December 18, 2012
Bill Introduced Preventing People with Criminal Records from Working with Vulnerable Citizens December 18, 2012