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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…
January 26, 2018 |
In observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27th, ACL is pleased to have one of our grantees, the Jewish Federation of North America, as our guest blogger on this occasion.   January 27, 2018 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. While we remember those who were lost…
December 7, 2017 | Rohmteen Mokhtari, Public Affairs Specialist
Robert Masse and his caregiver Carolyn Davis meet Acting HHS Secretary Eric Hargan outside Masse's house in Mechanicsville, VA Robert Masse’s service with the U.S. Army in Vietnam earned him a bronze star. After the war, he went on to become a senior non-commissioned officer and drill…
November 13, 2017 | Greg Link, Director of the Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services
Stop for a minute and think about what it means to be a family caregiver. What comes to mind? Is it calling to check on a friend or loved one several times a week? Driving mom or dad to doctors’ appointments? Negotiating with a school about the individual education plan for a child with a…
November 9, 2017 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
On Veterans Day, we honor all those who have served in the military. It is a time to appreciate our veterans and all they have done to protect our country and make this world a better place.  As a veteran, this day is particularly meaningful to me. I am proud to have served in the U.S. Army, and…
November 7, 2017 | Cynthia LaCounte, Director for the Office of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Programs
During Native American Heritage Month each November, we celebrate the rich histories, diverse cultures, and important contributions of our nation’s first people. We recommit to honoring the nation’s responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives. At ACL, this means working with tribes to…
October 31, 2017 | Annette Shea, Administration for Community Living Program Specialist
Every October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) offers an opportunity to celebrate the many contributions of America's workers with disabilities and promote policies and practices that support disability employment. As part of our Profiles in Integrated Employment Blog Series…
October 31, 2017 |
As National Disability Employment Awareness Month comes to a close, we wanted to share the story of a worker with a disability who is making his voice heard as a self-advocate. Steven is a Washington, D.C. native who grew up with intellectual and learning disabilities, as well as mental health…
October 30, 2017 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and all month we've been celebrating the many contributions of workers with disabilities and highlighting some of our work to remove the barriers that often prevent people with disabilities from working. At ACL, we have a vibrant…

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