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. 

May 10, 2020
The AP (5/10, Tareen) reports on “tens of millions of Americans living in multigenerational homes where one of the main strategies for avoiding infection” amid the pandemic “-- following social distancing protocols – can be near impossible.” The issue “reverberates deepest in communities of color, where families from different generations live together at much higher rate
May 10, 2020
CNBC (May 10) The hidden struggles America’s disabled are facing during coronavirus pandemic
May 9, 2020
Washington Post (May 9) For isolated older people, pandemic is a ‘cruel event at this time in our lives’
May 8, 2020
Disability Scoop (5/8, Diament) reports disability advocates are “alarmed that no-visitor policies are forcing people with developmental disabilities – including those who are nonverbal – to go it alone at hospitals across the nation.” Currently, hospitals “are sharply limiting access to their facilities in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19,” and in many cases, the
May 8, 2020
New York Times (May 8) With Red Tape Lifted, Dr. Zoom Will See You Now The pandemic pushed Medicare to make telemedicine more financially attractive. Now doctors, patients and regulators will see if they want to stick with it.
May 8, 2020
USA Today (5/8, O'Donnell) reported that “the federal mental health czar is calling for more money to expand services to help people suffering amid the social isolation imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, as a new study estimates related deaths from alcohol, drug overdose and suicide could reach 150,000.” Dr.
May 8, 2020
Washington Post (May 8) My mom is limited by a disability, but she still shows up in all the ways that matter
May 8, 2020
The Deseret (UT) News (5/10, Imlay) reports on how the coronavirus pandemic “has disrupted the [life] of nearly every American,” including children with autism, “who thrive on routine, and their parents,” for whom the changes “are causing additional, unique complications.” Some children have noticeably regressed in their development as a result of the social distancing me
May 6, 2020
Daily Advertiser (May 6) Disability rights organization claims Louisiana underreporting COVID-19 in group homes
May 6, 2020
Washington Post (May 6) Ways to help older neighbors and relatives in isolation (and how they can help you)

Last modified on 05/21/2020


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