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Michigan Court of Appeals Rules on Agency Obligation to Address a Parent’s Known Disabilities

Friday, April 29, 2016  
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On Wednesday morning, Michigan’s Court of Appeals released an opinion in a case involving the termination of parental rights of parents with disabilities. The Court held that child welfare agencies have an affirmative obligation to address a parent’s known disabilities, even if their attorney doesn’t raise the issue. The opinion also defined what reasonable efforts and accommodations must look like.


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