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. 

October 19, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a
October 15, 2020
The Des Moines (IA) Register (10/15) reports the Iowa Department of Human Services is investigating the Glenwood Resource Center, an institution for the severely disabled in Glenwood, Iowa.
October 15, 2020
Elder-Care Home Residents Account For Average Of 47% Of COVID-19 Fatalities Across 26 Countries, Data Indicate. The Washington Post (10/15, Taylor) reports, “Across 26 countries, elder-care home residents have accounted for an average of 47 percent of recorded coronavirus deaths, according to data
October 14, 2020
New York Times (October 14) Having Dementia Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Vote Yes, you can help a cognitively impaired person participate in the election.
October 14, 2020
NPR (October 14) 20 Artists in Inaugural Class of Disability Futures Fellows Receive $50,000 Grants
October 14, 2020
Kaiser Health News (October 14)
October 13, 2020
Washington Post (October 13) Inspired by her grandparents, teen sets up virtual visits for isolated nursing home residents When the coronavirus pandemic left elderly residents in long-term care facilities largely cut off from their families and the outside world in early March, Hita Gupta got to work.
October 13, 2020
The AP (10/13, Alonso-Zaldivar) reports an “Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds that 17% of Americans say they are providing ongoing caregiving, part of an informal volunteer corps.” Roughly “1 in 10 caregivers has begun since the virus outbreak, and about half of those say t
October 13, 2020
Washington Post (October 13) A 7-year-old with autism was handcuffed by a school resource officer and pinned to the ground, video shows

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