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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July 8, 2019
Nevada Independent (July 8) Groups join forces to help prevent assaults on people with disabilities
July 8, 2019
Washington Post (July 8) She proved them wrong: A deaf couple is opening a pizzeria in D.C. with all deaf employees
July 6, 2019
The AP (7/6) reported that Kansas extended Medicaid support for patients with brain injuries “to include those acquired through internal forces.” Starting July 1, “acquired brain injuries from events such as strokes, tumors and asthma attacks, are now included, the Kansas City Star reported.”
July 5, 2019
Reuters (July 5) Seniors may need new shoes to avoid pain, prevent falls
July 5, 2019
CBS Evening News (July 5) Armless basketball player makes his play for another team Every week he set himself up for disappointment. Every week, Jamarion Styles came to a community center in Boca Raton, Florida hoping to play basketball with the other kids. And every week, he was rejected.
July 5, 2019
New York Times (July 5) At Banks and Fund Firms, Access Is Too Often Denied, Blind and Deaf Investors Say Workers with sensory challenges face an array of digital obstacles to managing their retirement accounts and have sued to ensure banks’ websites comply with federal disability law.
July 5, 2019 (July 5) Grandma on oxygen died after utility cut her power. N.J. enacts ‘Linda’s Law’ to stop it from happening again.
July 5, 2019
Writing in her Washington Post (7/5) column, Michelle Singletary discussed the difficulty of talking to older parents about their finances, warning adult children not to assume their parents have it handled.
July 4, 2019
Houston Chronicle (July 4) For fourth straight year, Texas special education “needs assistance,” feds say
July 3, 2019
The Washington Post (7/3, Vargas) reported Washington, DC’s Department on Disability Services (DDS) decided not to renew Georgetown University’s DDA Health Initiative contract that provides services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Last modified on 02/20/2019

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