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Election workers being traing on assisting voters with disabilities.
LANSING, MI (WILX) -- Election precinct workers in Lansing received training Tuesday on how to best assist voters with disabilities. Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope partnered with the Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service (MPAS) to provide training for all election precinct workers and staff. Workers received hands on training on how to assist voters with using the touch screen voter assistance terminal and hear from a voter outreach specialist about how to treat someone with a visible disability as well as discuss barriers to voting for disabled people.

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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...

Marquette Hospital Refused Treatment to Suicidal Inmate

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Michigan Department of Corrections Facing Class Action Disability Lawsuit

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Elmer L. Cerano, MPAS Executive Director, Speaks to Karen Carter From CW50 on Two Big Issues Facing the Disability Community

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. Executive Director, Elmer L. Cerano, appeared on CW50 Detroit's Saturday morning talk show "Street Beat" with host Karen Carter on Jan. 10, 2015...

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ELDER ABUSE LISTENING TOUR

Day Date Time County Location
Friday June 21 10: 30am - 12:30pm Grand Traverse

Traverse Area District Library
610 Woodmere Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49686

Monday July 8 10am - 12pm Berrien

Berrien County Health Department
2149 East Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022