ACL Blog

October 31, 2018 | Kelly Mack, Public Affairs Specialist at ACL
All month ACL has been celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with a variety of events and by sharing resources. NDEAM offers us a chance to recognize the many contributions of workers with disabilities and recommit ourselves to increasing employment opportunities for…
October 30, 2018 | Julie Hocker, Commissioner for the Administration on Disabilities
Each year, October is designated as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) to recognize and celebrate the diversity and talent people with disabilities bring to the workforce across our nation every day. NDEAM is also a time when we renew our commitment to ensuring that all people…
October 29, 2018 | Lance Robertson, Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administrator, ACL
Throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we mourn the loss of victims of domestic violence, support the resiliency of survivors, and spread the message that healthy relationships are not violent. At the Administration for Community Living (ACL), our mission is to promote individuals’…
October 26, 2018 |
On October 18, 2018, leaders and pioneers from the disability research field gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the National Institute for Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). NIDILRR’s mission is to generate new knowledge and to promote its effective…
October 1, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Today, on the International Day of Older Persons, the United States joins communities around the world to pause and reflect upon the contributions of older people globally, and also to encourage all nations to thoughtfully consider and address the challenges faced by older people.   This day…
September 26, 2018 | By Keri Ann Lipperini, MPA, Director of the Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs
2017 NCOA Falls Free® Photo Contest Winner: Asbury Harris Epworth Towers/Wesley Woods Senior Living; Atlanta, GA One in four adults aged 65 or older falls each year, often in or near their homes. While many falls are minor, an older adult dies from complications from a fall every 19 minutes.…
September 7, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
As chair of the U.S. Access Board, I had the privilege of participating in an event today celebrating the anniversary of the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968 and the fifty years of progress it helped spark. Before the ABA was passed, accessibility standards were often inconsistent -- and…
August 10, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
At ACL, our goal is to make community living possible for everyone. We believe community living should always be the expectation, and that older adults and people with disabilities should be able to live alongside people of all ages, with and without disabilities, with the same opportunities to…
July 26, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Earlier this month we celebrated Independence Day, commemorating the day in 1776 when the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, which asserted: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain…
June 22, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
The right to live independently, integrated into the community, is a cornerstone of the disability rights movement. It’s also the core of the mission for the Administration for Community Living — it’s even built into our name. ACL was created around the fundamental principle that all people,…

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