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Michigan Division on Deaf DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Applauds SCOTUS Ruling in Perez v. Sturgis


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Annie Urasky, Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing, has issued the following statement on the unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Perez v. Sturgis Public Schools in favor of a Michigan man who is deaf and was denied access to an appropriate education. "The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Perez v. Sturgis Public Schools affirms the right of students with disabilities and their families to pursue relief when they experience discrimination and are denied a free and appropriate education. Students who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing are entitled to equal access to education and all of the necessary educational resources which ultimately support that student’s ability to grow and reach their full potential for success."

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing concentrates on helping to improve the lives of Michigan's Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing citizens. The Division's mission is affirming the indisputable right of persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing to secure effective communication.

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights is charged with investigating and resolving discrimination complaints and works to prevent discrimination through educational programs that promote voluntary compliance with civil rights laws. The Department also provides information and services to businesses on diversity initiatives and equal employment law.

For more information on the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, go to www.michigan.gov/mdcr.

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