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Handicap parking abuse starts with doctors, critics say

Published: July 29, 2012

Advocates for disabled people and critics of Michigan’s generally lax enforcement of handicap parking laws say the problem starts with doctors.

“They’re the ones handing out the placards, and I do feel it is being abused,” said Erica Coulston, president of Walk the Line to SCI (spinal cord injury) Recovery.

“There are no repercussions for physicians,” said Coulston, who uses a wheelchair. “They should be trusted to take these placards very seriously and assign them accordingly. It’s just gotten out of hand.”

Paralyzed vets get chance to play ball

Published: July 29, 2012

The Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America- Novi annual membership picnic Saturday was no ordinary picnic.

This year’s picnic came with an added bonus as members were able to utilize the completely wheelchair accessible Miracle League of Plymouth baseball field.

Nearly 75 MPVA members come out ready to “play ball.” The event was free and it is just one of the many functions that the MPVA offers its membership, individuals with spinal cord injuries or disease, to gather together and build fellowship.