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June 6, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Dr. Laura Mosqueda, Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse and Dean of the Keck School of Medicine at USC, describes how the opioid crisis is impacting older adults and answers questions from HHS Secretary Azar and Attorney General Sessions at the spring meeting of the Elder Justice…
May 16, 2018 | Hilary Dalin, Director of the Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services
The U.S. Senate designated yesterday, May 15, 2018 as National Senior Fraud Awareness Day. They took this action to raise awareness about the increasing fraudulent activities directed at older adults. Protecting the rights and preventing abuse of older adults and people with disabilities is a key…
May 3, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
May is Older Americans Month, a time when we recognize the contributions of older Americans and think about how we as Americans work together to support and value people over age 65. Our theme this year for Older Americans Month is “Engage at Every Age.” According to our just-released 2017 Profile…
April 27, 2018 |
As April comes to a close, here is a look back at highlights from Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. We’ve also included links to resources from ACL, our grantees, and our federal partners to help support the year-round work of self-advocates and the network to expand opportunities for autistic…
March 29, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
We all know that good nutrition is the foundation of good health. Healthy eating can help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight, prevent the onset of chronic diseases, reduce inflammation, and speed recovery from injuries. On the other hand, poor nutrition is connected to a variety of health…
March 28, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Santa Perez of People First of Nevada is a lot of things. “I am an advocate. I am a woman with a BA in Psychology. I sit on many committees around the state. I am a mom with a 15 year old son. I own my own home. Oh by the way, I have a disability!” she says in “Hear Me” a video produced by the…
March 27, 2018 | Annette Shea, Administration for Community Living Program Specialist
Able South Carolina is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) that has taken a leading role in promoting successful employment outcomes for the state’s youth with disabilities. Reflecting the independent living principle of “nothing about us without us,” 80% of Able SC’s staff are people with…
March 23, 2018 | Jennifer Johnson, Deputy Director, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Jennifer Johnson, Deputy Director, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This year’s theme for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is “See Me for Me.” The theme encourages us to look beyond someone’s disability and see each individual as a whole person. People with developmental disabilities generally want the same sorts of things we all do. They want to live in…
March 15, 2018 | Lance Robertson, Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administrator, ACL Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Every year on June 15, we join forces with partners across the country and around the world to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Created by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations, WEAAD is an opportunity for…
March 12, 2018 |
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This year, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) are leading a social media campaign around the…

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