Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service

http://www.mpas.org/

Misson and activities:

The mission of Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc (MPAS) is to advance the dignity, equality, self-determination, and expressed choices of individuals. MPAS promotes, expands, and protects the human and legal rights of people through the provision of information and advocacy.

Our non governmental, non-profit, organization works at the local level.

We consider ourselves as part of the international Independent Living and Disability Rights Movement.

Our organization is mainly run, controlled and represented by disabled people.

We have expertise, or are interested in cooperating with other organizations, in the areas of:

Accessible public transportation.
Assisting persons with intellectual disabilities.
Assistive devices.
Awareness raising.
Children with disabilities.
Coalition building and networking.
Computers and disability.
Education and vocational training.
Employment.
Independent Living Skills Training.
International development and disability.
Legal aid.
Legislation.
Media work.
Parenting.
Peer support.
Personal assistance.
Recreation and travel.
Research.
Self-advocacy.
Sexuality and relationships.
Travel.
Universal design.
Women and disability.
MPAS is the designated mandated protection and advocacy service for the state of Michigan. We provide a wide-variety of advocacy services, including Information & Referral, Technical Assistance, Legal Representation, Workshops & Seminars, and other services. We can assist with disability-related issues: HIV/AIDS, Special Education, Abuse & Neglect, Rights Protection, Employment Issues, Housing Issues, Accessibility, Financial Entitlements, Vocational Rehabilitation, Discrimination, and more.
We have cooperated with organizations in other countries before:

Our Executive Director, Elizabeth Bauer, has been very active in international efforts on a variety of disability issues. She has worked extensively in Moscow, Armenia, and other countries.

We have traineeships or volunteer positions that people with disabilities are welcome to apply for.

Contact us:

Contact person:Mary Olson
Email:molson@mpas.org
Phone:(517)487-1755
Home page:http://www.mpas.org/
Address:4095 Legacy Parkway, Suite 500
48911-4263
Lansing
Michigan
United States

This entry added: Saturday 31st July 1999. (record #210) Changed: Saturday 2nd April 2005. Link checked Thursday 19th October 2017.