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Entries Being Accepted for the 2020 Ernie Reynolds Memorial Essay Contest We are proud to, once again, hold our annual essay contest in honor of an outstanding disability rights advocate, Ernie Reynolds, who passed away in 2012. We are looking for real, motivating stories about people with disabilities who have successfully overcame barriers and achieved success while advocating for themselves or others. First Prize:      $300 Second Prize: $200 Third Prize:     $100

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Jury awards $240 million to the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

A historic amount was awarded to the U.S.. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by a Davenport Iowa jury. Damages totaling $240 million will go to 32 men with intellectual disabilities who...

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Students with disabilities suffer from dangerous practices in Michigan schools known as seclusion and restraint. Outdated techniques are still being used to manage challenging behavior, whereby...

Responsible Parties at All Levels Should Be Held Accountable for Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service (MPAS) released information highlighting two nursing homes in Michigan where the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) reported to...

MPAS Releases Comprehensive Public Report on Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes Throughout Michigan

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Infestation of Maggots Found in Michigan Nursing Home Residents Tracheas and Catheters

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service (MPAS) has found that many nursing home residents have experienced severe neglect and abuse – sometimes resulting in death. This was discovered after...

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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