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September 21, 2023
ACL is hosting a dynamic two-part webinar series, "The Rehab Act at 50 Years." This commemorative series marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Rehab Act, which was the first civil rights legislation protecting disabled people against discrimination and established both the Independent Living Services and Centers for Independent Living programs and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
September 21, 2023
ACL's National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is announcing several 2023 Field-Initiated Projects (FIP) Program grantees and four 2023 Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Program grantees.
September 20, 2023
Through these four-year awards, grantees will develop, test, and disseminate new approaches for supporting family caregivers, using the 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers as a roadmap.
September 19, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking input on draft guidance on the Medicare Prescription Payment Plan. The draft guidance would give people with Medicare prescription drug coverage (Medicare Part D) the option to pay their out-of-pocket costs in monthly payments spread out over the year, starting in 2025.
September 19, 2023
AT is critical to allowing individuals with disabilities and those who are aging to maintain and improve their independence. It enables people to live healthy, productive, independent, and dignified lives, and to participate in civic life, education, and employment. When AT is combined with transportation, it becomes a key element of fuller community participation.
September 18, 2023
Learn about prioritizing person-centered, holistic approaches to care coordination and ways health plans can bridge gaps in existing systems by creating interdisciplinary care teams, integrating community-based organizations, and promoting family and caregiver education and support.
September 18, 2023
ACL has awarded approximately $3.6 million in combined funding to continue the work of the Older Adults’ Equity Collaborative (OAEC). Established in 2020, the OAEC is a group of national Minority Aging Technical Assistance and Resource Centers (TARCs) that each focus on serving a unique community.
September 15, 2023
The ability to participate in our democracy by voting in elections is a foundational right of citizenship that we cherish as Americans. No adult should be denied this right because of their age or ability. This principle is clearly reflected in the Biden-Harris Administration’s Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting.
September 14, 2023
This webinar will introduce two innovative and replicable housing models — Our Stomping Ground and The Kelsey — both of which support full inclusion and integration of people with I/DD into their community. The webinar will also feature the Nisonger Center in Ohio and their Smart Home Discovery Place. Stakeholders will discuss key collaborations and how they brought these models to their communities, and a self-advocate will share personal experiences.
September 13, 2023
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) inviting feedback on a proposed update to its mission statement. NIH is seeking input from groups throughout the scientific research, advocacy, and clinical practice communities; those employed by NIH or at institutions receiving NIH support; and the public on a proposed revised mission statement.

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