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January 30, 2024
Join ACL, AARP, and state leaders for a webinar to learn more about the 2023 State Scorecard Report on long-term services and supports (LTSS) for older adults, people with physical disabilities, and family caregivers and how states are improving their No Wrong Door systems metrics.
January 29, 2024
Under a contract with ACL’s Administration on Disabilities (AoD), the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is leading the development of a model for peer-to-peer support to help people with disabilities find — and, most importantly, learn to use — augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools.
January 29, 2024
Mark your calendars to join us on Thursday, May 2, 2024, for the 7th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium! This free, all-day, virtual event will feature an engaging plenary, informative sessions, and a diverse array of topics addressing the most pressing needs in older adult mental health.
January 26, 2024
The 2023-2024 OSERS Symposia Series will provide an opportunity for the field to join OSERS in the challenge to raise expectations, engage families earlier, and fully empower all individuals who support transition services to improve post-school outcomes for children and youth with disabilities and their families.
January 25, 2024
This event will highlight the importance of family support for people with disabilities who own businesses. The webinar will begin with a brief recap of DETAC's work to advance self-employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Then, Sue Babin from the Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council (RIDDC) will facilitate a panel session featuring three family members of entrepreneurs with disabilities. The panelists will offer their perspectives on how to best support loved ones with disabilities who have goals of owning a business.
January 25, 2024
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that it's reforming its federal assistance policies and expanding benefits for disaster survivors to cut red tape, provide funds faster, and give people more flexibility.
January 23, 2024
ACL's National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is announcing a new funding opportunity for the Field-Initiated Projects (FIP) Program for minority-serving institutions.
January 23, 2024
Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Education's (ED) Office of Educational Technology and the Office of Special Education Programs released a comprehensive guidance package designed to increase understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’s (IDEA’s) assistive technology (AT) requirements, dispel common misconceptions regarding AT, and provide examples of the use of AT devices and services for children with disabilities, as well as to highlight the different AT requirements under Part C and Part B of IDEA.
January 18, 2024
Every year, ACL leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM) in May. The theme for 2024 is Powered by Connection, which recognizes the profound impact that meaningful relationships and social connections have on our health and well-being. We will explore the vital role that connectedness plays in supporting independence and aging in place by combatting isolation, loneliness, and other issues.
January 17, 2024
The RERC on Rehabilitation Strategies, Techniques, and Interventions will conduct research, develop, and do other related activities that lead to rehabilitation practices and services that improve the health — and the physical, cognitive, sensory, or communication abilities — of people with a wide range of disabilities, especially those with the greatest support needs. Rehabilitation engineering in this area should result in new or improved products, devices, and technological advances that enhance rehabilitation services in clinical or community settings.

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