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 28, 2020
NPR (7/28, Jaffe) reports that nearly “300,000 nursing home residents are given antipsychotic drugs each week, even though most have no psychosis to justify it.” However, “since the beginning of the Trump administration, nursing homes have rarely paid a price for even the most serious misuse of the drugs.” That is “according to a new
July 28, 2020
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (July 28) Wisconsinites with disabilities now eligible for federal unemployment assistance Wisconsinites with disabilities will now be eligible for federal unemployment benefits after the U.S. Department of Labor reversed course this week.
July 28, 2020
The Washington Post (7/28, Bernstein) reports, “As the death toll escalates in coronavirus hot spots, evidence is growing that young people who work outside the home, or who surged into bars and restaurants when states relaxed shutdowns, are infecting their more vulnerable elders, especially family members.” Experts, front-line caregivers and elected officials “in Houston
July 27, 2020
Seattle Times (August 3) 30 years after the ADA, disability justice activists are rethinking what true equity looks like When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law 30 years ago, it was the culmination of decades of activism, sacrifice and struggle by people with disabilities to protect basic rights long denied.
July 27, 2020
New York Times (July 27) The Pandemic’s Toll on Children with Special Needs and Their Parents Missing social contacts and altered routines, disturbed sleep and eating habits can be particularly intense for the kids with developmental challenges.
July 27, 2020
NPR (7/27, Hamilton) reports the findings from “two studies presented Monday at this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference” suggest that “vaccines that protect against the flu and pneumonia may actually protect people from Alzheimer’s, too.” University of Texas researchers in the first study “combed through millions of medical records in a national datab
July 27, 2020
The Times (July 27) Flexibility and change: How the intellectual disability community is facing COVID-19
July 27, 2020
Disability Scoop (7/27, Diament) reports accessibility issues “are rampant in U.S.
July 26, 2020
USA Today (July 26) ‘It hurts your bones’: Private special ed schools can restrain kids with disabilities 1,000s of times. Parents might now know.

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