On Tuesday, I had the privilege of chairing the fall 2019 meeting of the Elder Justice Coordinating Council. The meeting featured an impressive panel of experts offering insights from the field, and the release of ACL's National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS) data report for 2018.
December 6, 2019 | Lance Robertson, Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administrator, ACL
At this time of year, we stop to give thanks and spend time with our friends and loved ones to reflect on our many blessings. We spend time renewing the ties that connect families and sharing in the joys of the season.
November 15, 2019 | By Rob Groenendaal, ACL Assistive Technology Program Manager, and Shantol Coleman, ACL Program Analyst
Today is America Recycles Day. Recycling assistive technology is one way to help make community living possible for more people.
ACL is proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to offer training and practical job experience to veterans with disabilities. The first two veterans to join ACL through the program, Shantol Coleman and Darrick Copeland, describe their experience in the program and how their military training and experience has helped them in their new roles.
Approximately 200,000 Americans will join the U.S. military by the close of 2019. This year’s volunteers will join the ranks of the 24 million Americans who either currently serve in the military or are veterans.
November 6, 2019 | Kristie Kulinski, Aging Services Program Specialist
By Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Amir Rahimi demonstrates how a screen magnifier helps him read e-mails during an ACL visit
How many people are currently living in the United States with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)? What health problems do individuals with an IDD frequently have? How many individuals with IDD have access to health care?
Left to Right: Maryland Department of Aging Secretary Rona Kramer, Assistant Secretary for Aging and ACL Administrator Lance Robertson, Department of Justice Se