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. 

March 18, 2019
Washington Post (March 15) Ikea is making furniture better for people with disabilities with the help of 3-D printers
March 17, 2019
The Tennessean (3/17, Bliss) reports that “Tennessee lawmakers are currently discussing a bill that would provide a Medicaid pathway to children...who have severe disabilities and live at home with their parents.” The bill is a two-part approach to help families, with Part A establishing “a pathway to Medicaid and home-and community-based services for children with disabil
March 16, 2019
In a column for the Minneapolis Star Tribune (3/16, Serres), Chris Serres wrote about the results of a survey released in February that examined “the quality of life of Minnesotans with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities.” The survey found that many with disabilities “still have limited freedom and little control over their daily lives.” Serres writes, “
March 15, 2019
The Miami Herald (3/15, Miller, Chang) reported on the case of Roberta Robinson, 63, who was evicted from her bed at Tampa General Hospital and was told she had to either return to her “home, where her husband and adult daughter both are incapable of caring for her,” or “die alone, more than 330 miles away” at a care facility in Georgia.
March 15, 2019
The Mighty (March 15) New ‘Humans of New York’ Series Focuses on People with Disabilities at the Special Olympics
March 14, 2019
CNN (3/14, Powell) reports on its website “that the rate of Americans who died from dementia has more than doubled from 30.5 deaths per 100,000 people in 2000 to 66.7 in 2017,” according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics. Dr.
March 13, 2019
In a Forbes (3/13) op-ed, PBS Next Avenue writer Holly Lawrence discusses the challenge of older underemployed citizens approaching retirement age in a society without compassion for them.

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