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.

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August 17, 2019
Austin Statesman (August 17) Mom sought 4-year college program for learning disabled son them helped A&M create one
August 17, 2019
USA Today (8/17, Hines) reported researchers found that “increased, excessive napping could be an early warning of Alzheimer’s disease.” The findings wer
August 17, 2019
Orlando Sentinel (August 17) Florida’s guardianship system riddled with conflicts of interest, critics say
August 16, 2019
In “The New Old Age,” the New York Times (8/16, Span) reported, “More the half of adults over 65 own smartphones, the Pew Research Center has reported,” but “among adults 50 and older, only about a quarter used ride-hailing services in 2018.” Nevertheless, transportation experts “see ride-hailing as a way to improve mobility and preserve independence” for older adults “who
August 15, 2019
Star Tribune (August 15) Minnesota launches new housing benefit for poor seniors and people with disabilities
August 15, 2019
The Detroit Free Press (8/15, Tompor) reports scammers are going door-to-door targeting Medicare beneficiaries by offering free genetic testing.
August 14, 2019
The Washington Post (8/14, Stein) reports Maine is suffering from a shortage of caretakers due to “the rapid growth of the retirement population and a simultaneous decline in young workers,” which has “been exacerbated by a national worker shortage pushing up the cost of labor.” The Post reports this “disconnect between Maine’s aging population and its need for young worke
August 14, 2019
Forbes (8/14) contributor Bruce Japsen writes that Uber signed a contract with American Logistics Company to offer “non-emergency medical transportation services” for beneficiaries of some health insurers, such as Anthem’s Caremore, which contracts with American Logistics.
August 14, 2019
USA Today (8/12, Jones) reports that hiring people with disabilities is “the next front in the effort to diversify workplaces in the United States,” spurred by “a low unemployment rate, heightened advocacy by activists,” and a study by Accenture in partnership with the organization Disability: IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) “that highlig

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