The Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN) will be holding a workshop at the Rainbow Rehabilitation Center’s Corporate Center in Livonia, MI on Saturday, May 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop is designed for auto accident survivors, their families and caregivers to learn how to maximize the impact of their experiences to Michigan lawmakers and the media.
Survivors and family members should attend so that they can feel confident about telling their story to the legislature and others who want to change Michigan’s Auto No-Fault Law. The proposed changes could affect the funding that they receive to live at home, or the rehabilitation and support that they receive from the rehabilitation providers. A personal story is much more impactful to legislators. It puts our No-Fault insurance benefits into words that people can understand.
Rainbow supports the advocacy efforts of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) and the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN). Rainbow also supports people being independent in advocating for themselves and is also dependent on this funding to provide the services and supports that we provide to survivors.
The workshop will empower attendees with the knowledge of how to tell their story and advocate for themselves as well as educate them on the legislative process. Some incredible people, such as survivors and family members, will be educating attendees.
The seminar is $20 to attend, but scholarships are available by calling the CPAN office at 517-882-1096. Registrants may bring family members or other guests for an additional $20 fee.
There is no charge for attendants assisting workshop participants.
For those who wish to attend, but are unable, the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) and the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council (MBIPC) will be holding a Capital Day in Lansing on May 14. Survivors can request to attend Capitol Day to meet with their state representative and/or senator.
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Presenters include: Erica Coulston, founder of Walk The Line to SCI Recovery, auto accident survivor, and auto no-fault advocate; Tom Constand, VP Brain Injury Association of Michigan and former President/Owner of Starrconstand Business Communications; Jean Doss, Doss Consulting with over 20 years in legislative consulting and advocacy training; and Martha Levandowski, CPAN Administrative Director.
Location: Rainbow Rehabilitation Center, 38777 Six Mile Road, Suite 101, Livonia , MI 48152