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. 

September 23, 2020
Disability Scoop (9/23, Heasley) reports, “‘Sesame Street’ is working to help kids with autism adapt to wearing face masks and other realities of living through a pandemic” with an online initiative featuring muppet Julia, who has autism.
September 23, 2020
KJZZ (September 23) Arizona Disability Groups Working to Ensure People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Can Vote People with intellectual or developmental disabilities can face several hurdles when it comes to exercising their right to vote. One hurdle comes down to stigma.
September 23, 2020
The New York Times (9/23, Talmadge) features an analysis of steadily increasing prescription drug prices, leading to consumers experiencing “sticker shock at the pharmacy counter.” For people with chronic illnesses, “decisions about whether to pony up the cash or go without aren’t frustrating, one-off predicaments; instead, they represent life-or-death battles that must b
September 23, 2020
The New York Times (9/23, Morales, Hauser) reports the Federal Trade Commission said that “Americans have lost more than $145 million to fraud related to the coronavirus,” with schemes focusing “on federal stimulus payments and other forms of financial relief, personal protective equipment, and unemployment and other government benefits.” Data from the commission indicate
September 23, 2020
MarketPlace (September 23) Treasury report on paying for long-term care offers few solutions for families Older people continue to face the risk that they’ll end up with no way to pay for long-term care. Led by the Treasury Department, the government recently released the results of a two-year study on long-term care insurance.
September 23, 2020
Bloomberg (9/23, Newkirk) reports the Phoenix Phellows met three days a week at the Phoenix coffee house in Cleveland Heights, Ohio for 30 years.
September 23, 2020
CNBC (9/23, O'Brien) reports, “The CARES Act, signed into law in March, has no cost-sharing for Medicare beneficiaries for a Covid-19 vaccine once it’s available.” But “due to existing Medicare rules, the legislation would apply only to a vaccine that undergoes the standard approval process for new biologics – not one authorized under emergency use, which is how the Trump
September 22, 2020
Disability Scoop (9/22, Taketa) reports some San Diego parents and advocates are arguing “students with disabilities need in-person services” more than any other group of students struggling with distance learning.
September 22, 2020
ABC News (9/22, Kindelan) reports that “as the United States crosses the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19-related deaths, experts are warning about a less visible but worrisome outbreak happening simultaneously: increasingly poor mental health.” Over “half of U.S.
September 22, 2020
Disability Scoop (9/22, Williams) reports the Autism Alliance has set the “ambitious goal” of creating 101,000 jobs across Michigan for state residents on the autism spectrum within ten years.

Last modified on 05/21/2020


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