Announcements

October 29, 2019
October 28, 2019
ACL is announcing the launch of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Technical Assistance and Resource Center. The aim of the center is to help states promote access to integrated, coordinated services and supports for people who have sustained a TBI, their families, and caregivers. These services and supports will encourage both community inclusion and the personal independence of people with TBI.
October 24, 2019
  Nearly half of all individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid receive help with personal care, such as bathing, dressing, managing medication, and other long-term services and support (LTSS). Given the nature of these services, cultural competence – the ability to work effectively in cross-cultural situations – is a key part of establishing trust and respect between direct care workers and their clients.
October 24, 2019
Register for the webinar on Wednesday, October 30 at 2 - 3 pm ET. ACL's Paralysis Resource Center (managed by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation) will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, October 30 at 2 pm ET about traveling by road or on a train for individuals living with paralysis. 
October 23, 2019
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has awarded a number of grants for developing new tools to support employment opportunities for people with disabilities.  Below are highlights of some of the various projects set to begin:
October 21, 2019
Deadline: November 15, 2019 Equity is a key component of high-quality healthcare. Health equity is defined by Healthy People 2020 as the attainment of the highest level of health for all people. A measure of health equity is the reduction or elimination of disparities in health that adversely affect vulnerable populations. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes the importance of health equity and is working to ensure that disparities in health care quality and access are eliminated.
October 18, 2019
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a combined $112 million available to expand the supply of permanent affordable housing for very low-income persons with disabilities. Funding is available for the two components of the Section 811 Program:

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