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. 

February 18, 2020
The Denver Post (2/18, Aguilar) reports, “Legislation that would tighten state oversight of the troubled Regional Transportation District got its first hearing in front of lawmakers Tuesday, and the focus was squarely on how well the metro area’s disabled community is being served by transit.” Julie Reiskin, Executive Director of the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, to
February 18, 2020
U.S. News & World Report (2/18, Brandon) offers tips for keeping your Social Security information secure, including securing or shredding documents containing your Social Security number.
February 18, 2020
KRCR-TV Redding, CA (2/18, Chavez) reports, “On Tuesday, the federal Administration for Community Living (ACL) hosted a resource fair and listening session” in Chico, California “geared towards older adults and people with disabilities.” People “were asked to share their experiences during emergencies while being provided with resources that can help in the process.”
February 18, 2020
Wisconsin Public Radio (2/18, Mills) reports, “Nursing homes are having a harder time finding workers than in the past, according to a new report on long-term care providers.” Caregiver vacancies “increased with nearly 1 in 4 openings going unfilled, according to the new survey from Wisconsin’s long-term care providers.” Long-term care facilities heavily rely on federal an
February 18, 2020
NPR (2/18, Fortier) reports, “Despite experiencing some of the most severe weather-related events in the nation, Oklahoma has no state laws requiring storm shelters in homes, apartments or businesses.” Moreover, local towns began “closing public shelters in Oklahoma a few years ago, to avoid the costs of making them tornado-safe.” Essentially, “that change in policy left O
February 18, 2020
The AP (2/18, Rosen) reports, “Florida’s Legislature is moving toward ensuring new protections for” people with disabilities “who may need organ transplants, part of a national trend among states.” Florida House and Senate committees unanimously approved bills which “would formally ban insurance companies and others from denying transplants for anyone with physical or ment
February 17, 2020
The Providence (RI) Business News (2/17, Bessette) reports, “A University of Rhode Island assistant professor is working with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and local organizations in creating an app that will help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities better report sexual abuse.” The article says, “The app, which is being funded via a three-year $380,
February 17, 2020
NPR (2/17, Suozzo) provides coverage of investigations showing that in some states, nursing home facilities that are not following rules and are providing poor care “are rarely fined by state regulators, who are acutely aware of their state’s need for long-term care beds.” Although “nursing homes were designed for high-needs residents and are heavily regulated by the feder

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