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 16, 2021
Kaiser Family Foundation (March 16) One Year into the Pandemic: Implications of COVID-19 for Social Determinants of Health
March 15, 2021
HealthDay (March 15) People with Intellectual Disabilities at High Risk for Fatal COVID-19 Having an intellectual disability is second only to being elderly as a risk factor for dying from COVID-19, a new study suggests.
March 15, 2021
Washington Post (March 15) Social media has upped its accessibility game. But deaf creators say it has a long way to go. Captioning on social media can be hit or miss, making the experience sometimes alienating for deaf users.
March 15, 2021
Kaiser Health News (March 15) COVID Cases Plummet 83% Among Nursing Home Staffers Despite Vacc
March 15, 2021
TIME (3/15, Ducharme, Trianni) reports, “Researchers estimate that somewhere around 10% of COVID-19 patients, if not more, will develop long-term symptoms of some degree.” While “doctors aren’t entirely sure why patients with Long COVID, sometimes also called long-haulers, don’t fully recover, nor how they
March 15, 2021
Disability Scoop (3/15, Diament) reports “the Biden administration is reconsidering what should qualify as competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities.” The “Department of Education said it plans to update a 2017 frequently asked questions document that serves as guidance for the vocation
March 12, 2021
Disability Scoop (3/12, Diament) reports President Biden on Thursday “signed a massive pandemic relief package sending billions to special education and home- and community-based services and providing stimulus payments for many with disabilities who haven’t previously qualified.” The $1.9 trillion legislat
March 12, 2021 (March 12) Disability advocates claim Michigan left vulnerable residents behind amid COVID pandemic An organization advocating for those with disabilities is claiming the state of Michigan left its most vulnerable population behind during the COVID-19 pandemic. They said the state never tracked cases among people with disabilities and they want to know why.
March 12, 2021
New York Times (March 12) Why Older People Managed to Stay Happier Through the Pandemic New surveys over the last year show that the ability to cope improves with age.
March 11, 2021
Spectrum Local News (March 11) Report: People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19

Last modified on 05/21/2020

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