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 18, 2020
Texas Tribune (September 18) Texans with disabilities are eligible for mail-in voting, but people must decide for themselves if they qualify Disability rights activists say they’re worried the confusion may deter at-risk Texans from voting or cause them to needlessly put their health at risk to show up in person at the polls despite being eligible for mail-in voting.
September 18, 2020
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha Professor Ellyn A.
September 18, 2020
Disability and Health Journal (September 18) Social Inequities in the Distribution of COVID-19: An Intra-Categorical Analysis of People with Disabilities in the U.S.
September 18, 2020
The New York Post (9/18, Hogan) reported “hundreds of blind, deaf and disabled children attending independently run special education schools in New York City...have been denied bus transportation by the Department of Education.” According to school administrators, state policy “mandates local school districts provide busing to kids outside the public school system, but s
September 17, 2020
The Hill (9/17, Budryk) reports that on Thursday, the US Commission on Civil Rights “called for an end to a program that allows employers to pay disabled workers less than the minimum wage.” The commission, in a report issued Thursday, “said both the Labor Department and the Justice Department have failed to regulate the program and let it fall short of meeting the needs
September 17, 2020
CNN (September 17) A pandemic upshot: Seniors are having second thoughts about where to live
September 17, 2020
Howard Gleckman, in a column in the Washington Post (9/17), writes, “The pandemic has exposed a disorganized, inefficient and dangerous system of long-term care for older adults in the United States,” and “the persistence of several myths has hampered efforts to reform the troubled long-term-care system.” They include the myth that “most elderly people receive long-term c
September 16, 2020
NHPR (September 16) Special Education: Families and Educators Face Additional Hurdles with Back-to-School Whether remote, hybrid, or in person, back-to-school is a bit more complicated for students with additional needs. We talk with educators and families about how back to school is going for them, as they adapt special education services for the new school normal.
September 16, 2020
Money (9/16, Reynolds) offers a guide to long-term care insurance, warning that “long-term care considerations should be part of any retirement plan.” Those who exhaust their savings will typically have Medicaid over their long-term care costs, but AARP points out, “while federal Medicaid law requires states to provide nursing facility care for all who are eligible, they
September 16, 2020
Washington Post (September 16) Pandemic isolation has killed thousands of Alzheimer’s patients while families watch from afar One man fights from doorway of nursing home to save his wife.

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