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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November 20, 2018
Washington Post (November 20) Uber launches wheelchair-accessible service in DC and five other cities Uber is launching wheelchair-accessible service in the District and five other cities, the company announced Tuesday, pledging a 15-minute wait time for customers with disabilities for fares equivalent to UberX.
November 20, 2018
Wall Street Journal (November 20)
November 19, 2018
The HCBS Business Acumen Center presents a webinar on Wednesday, November 28, at 12:30 pm ET.
November 19, 2018
New York Times (November 19)
November 19, 2018
New York Times (November 19)
November 17, 2018
The AP (11/17, Jojola) reported an ongoing investigation is tracking a “growing health care epidemic where hundreds of people” with dementia and similar conditions “are abandoned every year at metro-area hospitals,” a problem which “is costing hospitals and in some cases, taxpayers, millions of dollars a year.” Many such “at-risk adults...end up languishing in hospitals because they have no family to take care of them or a facility willing to take them in due to a lack
November 16, 2018
Disability Scoop (November 16) FBI Records Spike in Disability-Related Hate Crimes As hate crimes across the U.S. surge, new data indicates that incidents targeting people with disabilities are up sharply too.
November 16, 2018
The Houston Chronicle (11/16, Garofalo) reported that the CDC recently increased its estimate of autism diagnoses to 1 in 59 US births, twice the rate in 2004. Meanwhile, advocacy group Autism Speaks estimates 500,000 teens with autism will reach adulthood over the next 10 years. However, nearly half of 25-year-olds with autism have had a paying job.

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