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. 

March 25, 2021
Washington Post (March 25) Researchers design an AI-powered backpack for the visually impaired University of Georgia researchers hope the bag will one day replace canes and guide dogs.
March 23, 2021
GovernmentCIO (3/23, Sybert) reports the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living “is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify risks of adult mistreatment and predict maltreatment” of older adults and people with disabilities.
March 23, 2021
Axios (March 23) Scientists Publish Criteria for Diagnosing CTE in Living People for the First Time
March 23, 2021
Disability Scoop (3/23, Young) reports “millions of Americans with disabilities are being overlooked during the pandemic recovery, stuck at home without therapy or social programs” and unable to book vaccination appointments.
March 22, 2021
Disability Scoop (3/22, Diament) reports the HCBS Access Act, a draft bill unveiled this month, “could fundamentally transform the nation’s system of home- and community-based services, eliminating waiting lists and allowing people with disabilities to move across state lines without forfeiting critical ser
March 22, 2021
Washington Post (March 22) Young man with autism pens viral employment letter: ‘take a chance on me’
March 22, 2021
New York Times (March 22) How My Chronic Illness Shaped the Pandemic for My Kids With the family under extra isolation, my children yearned for freedom.
March 22, 2021
Kaiser Health News (March 22) In America, COVID Vaccine Eligibility Is a ‘Crazy Quilt’ of Stat
March 22, 2021
The Washington Post (3/22, Strauss) says a new report from the Center for Civil Rights Remedies warns “many large school districts are not prepared to meet the needs of well more than 1 million students with disabilities” as in-person teaching resumes around the US.
March 21, 2021
Forbes (March 21) What Disabled People Are Thinking and Feeling About the Pandemic, One Year Later A year after it began, people with disabilities still experience the Covid-19 pandemic differently than most. Through these experiences, we have learned a lot about ourselves and our true place in society.

Last modified on 05/21/2020


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