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Advancing independence, integration, and inclusion throughout life

The Administration for Community Living was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people of all ages with disabilities should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities.

By funding services and supports provided primarily by networks of community-based organizations, and with investments in research, education, and innovation, ACL helps make this principle a reality for millions of Americans.

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About Community Living
All people, regardless of age or disability, should be able to live independently and participate fully in their communities and have the right to make choices and control the decisions in and about their lives.
It's National Family Caregivers Month

Every November, we honor the nation's family caregivers. The 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers was created to support family caregivers of all ages, from youth to grandparents, and regardless of where they live or what caregiving looks like for them and their loved ones. 

Important Info for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Action needed to protect coverage as COVID-19 eligibility provisions end. 

The Rehabilitation Act at 50:

September 26, 2023, marked the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the first civil rights legislation protecting disabled people from discrimination. 

Last modified on 01/11/2019

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