In the News

In the News is a collection of news stories about aging and disability issues, as well as news stories about ACL and ACL programs.

All of these links ultimately take you to external news websites. The information in the articles does not necessarily reflect the positions of ACL or the federal government, and ACL does not endorse the content of the articles or the publishing organizations. 

April 3, 2020
Washington Post (April 3) A time of unprecedented fear for parents of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
April 3, 2020
Washington Nursing Home Faces $611K Fine Over Deficiencies In Response. The Washington Post (4/2, Sacchetti, Swaine, 14.2M) reports, “A Washington state nursing home tied to at least 37 covid-19 deaths faces a fine of more than $611,000, federal inspectors said, and could also lose Medicare and Medicaid funding if it does not correct a slew of deficiencies that
April 2, 2020
ProPublica (April 2) Intellectual Disability Service Providers Want to Protect Clients. The State [AZ] Isn’t Telling Them How. Bars, restaurants, nursing homes and assisted living facilities have closed or are practicing social distancing in Arizona. But group homes and other programs have received little guidance, putting people with intellectual disabilities at risk.
March 31, 2020
New York Times (March 31) Keeping Older People Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic How caregivers can use technology to help older people minimize going to the doctor during this pandemic.
March 31, 2020
The New York Times (3/31, Levine) reports that facilitating learning at home through technology “for the millions of students in the United States who are living with disabilities – including those with autism, intellectual disabilities, developmental delays and more – this task has proved especially challenging.” The article adds, “‘No student, not even a non-disabled on
March 31, 2020
Writing for the Detroit Free Press (3/31), Susan Tompor warns that, “as the Detroit area emerges as a hotspot for the coronavirus, fake pitches and posts are set to ignite” as scammers seek to take advantage of panic surrounding the pandemic.
March 31, 2020
Wall Street Journal (March 31) What People Are Doing to Help Homebound Seniors—And What You Can Too After Benjamin Gelfand made several trips to his grandparents’ house to deliver groceries in early March, he realized there must be a lot of other elderly people who also are hesitant to leave their homes out of fear of being exposed to the novel coronavirus.
March 31, 2020
Kaiser Health News (March 31)
March 31, 2020
Writing for the Washington Post (3/31, Portnoy, McGinley, Tan), Jenna Portnoy , Laurie McGinley, and Rebecca Tan say the coronavirus pandemic “that has shut down much of the nation has brought another layer of physical risk and mental anguish to the already stressed lives of people who are immunocompromised, and presents new challenges for their care providers.” Such indi

Last modified on 02/20/2019


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