Events and Observances

October 1, 2019
ACL joins the country in celebrating the start of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and recognizing the often overlooked talents that people with disabilities bring to the workforce
June 28, 2019
On Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living and Office for Civil Rights held a celebration of a historic victory for inclusion and community living at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center in Washington, DC (near Metro Center).
October 1, 2018
Every October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) offers an opportunity to celebrate the many contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "America's Workforce: Empowering All."
July 30, 2018
New York Times (July 30)—disability column series Opinion: Automakers Must Deliver on the Promise of Self-Driving Car Technology
November 30, 2017
Veterans representing multiple service branches joined leaders from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Virginia’s health and human resources agencies in Mechanicsville, VA to discuss the Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Services (VD-HCBS) program, an innovative program that helps disabled veterans live in their own homes, rather than in nursing homes.
June 15, 2017
Each year, an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited. Older Americans lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that could be used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care.
May 1, 2017
Each May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads our nation’s celebration of Older Americans Month (OAM). ACL designed the 2017 OAM theme, Age Out Loud, to give aging a new voice—one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say.
December 3, 2016
Today we join President Obama and communities around the world in observing the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The IDPD was first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992 to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities.
November 7, 2016
November is National Native American Heritage Month and ACL joins the President in honoring the legacy of American Indians and Alaska Natives. According to the U.S. Census, there were more than five million Native Americans living in the United States in 2011. These individuals represent a rich and diverse culture that includes 566 federally-recognized tribes, each with its own traditions, beliefs, and history.
July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016 All of us at ACL are celebrating a historic milestone for Americans with disabilities and older Americans: the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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