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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Prisoners Win Class Action LawsuitCourt finds MDOC failed to provide assistive technology   A federal district judge recently ruled in favor of plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC). The lawsuit, which was filed in 2015 by Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) and co-counsel, represented several inmates who are deaf and hard of hearing whose rights were violated under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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MPAS Joins Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

(LANSING)— Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) today announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place...
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Long-Serving MPAS Board Members Retire

Odgers, Swegles both served as President of the Board of Directors in their tenure (LANSING)-Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) paid tribute to retiring board members, Susan Odgers...
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MPAS Reacts to Issy Stapleton Tragedy

Statement from Elmer L. Cerano, Executive Director at Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc., on the Issy Stapleton tragedy: “Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is...

Michigan Uses I&R for Systemic Education Advocacy

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) has historically received nearly 2,000 calls per year on education issues, comprising 20-25% of all of our information and referral (I&R)...

State Children's Psychiatric Hospital Under Scrutiny for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Violations

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) monitors facilities housing children with disabilities as part of its legal mandate.  One of our roles when monitoring is to ensure that...

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