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. 

November 7, 2018
Press Release (November 7)—features NIDILRR program Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Centers mark 30 years of research Special article in Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation notes history and achievements of national initiative to improve TBI outcomes.
November 7, 2018
The Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette (11/7) reports that during a workshop in Mount Washington, Maryland, Erica Wight, a Human Resources Manager for the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health, delivered a presentation on how employers can adjust their hiring practices to find “neurodiverse” job candidates, including those “with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or dyslexia, or on the autism spectrum.” Wight said there is an ongoing “neurodiversity movement
November 6, 2018
Reuters (11/6, Carroll) reports that according to new research published in the journal Health Affairs, CMS’ Nursing Home Compare website lacks metrics accurately indicating facility safety. According to senior author R.
November 6, 2018
Disability Scoop (11/6, Berhard) reports that “advocates say inaccessibility at polling places can keep people with disabilities from voting altogether.” According to a 2016 study, voter turnout among people with disabilities is 6 percent lower than the general population. Election officials say they are trying to remove barriers to voting. In St.
November 6, 2018
Disability Scoop (11/6, Perkes) reports that after a series of recent natural disasters, “some advocates are expressing alarm that federal emergency response efforts are failing to protect the well-being and civil rights of people with disabilities, including by sending them unnecessarily to nursing homes.” Disability rights group ADAPT recently sent a letter to FEMA, “criticizing the release earlier this year of a strategic plan without ‘preparedness, planning or resp
November 6, 2018
The Atlantic (November 6) A Smart City Is an Accessible City A new breed of accessibility apps can make life easier for people with disabilities. They can also make it harder.
November 3, 2018
Washington Post (November 3)
November 2, 2018
The New York Times (11/2, Fink) reported a Senate investigation released Friday determined that CMS and state regulators were at fault for improper emergency preparation policies that resulted in “fatal heat strokes and chaotic evacuations at nursing homes after last year’s hurricanes.” The report also indicated licensing agencies “received complaints about 38 skilled nursing facilities in Texas and 42 in Florida after last year’s storms,” more than a quarter of which
November 2, 2018
On its website, PBS NewsHour (11/2, Rohrich) reported on the average cost of senior home care in America, noting that as they age, “a majority of older Americans will require some help, but few have plans for how to pay for their own long-term care.” LeadingAge data show “63 percent of people over the age of 65 are likely to need some type of home care,” while data from GenWorth indicate the average yearly cost of home health care with an aide will reach $122,184 in 30
November 2, 2018
Forbes (November 2) People with Disabilities Want Paychecks Not Pity: Here’s How Businesses Are Helping

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