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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February 4, 2020
Disability Scoop (2/4, Murray) reports on “The Precisionists, a 3-1/2-year-old venture aimed at recruiting people who have various disabilities and matching them with jobs at companies nationwide.” The program “assesses prospective employees and trains them for jobs that match their skills,” and “roughly two-thirds” of participants “are hired and placed on a contract basis
February 4, 2020
McKnight’s Senior Living (February 4) Congressman looks to re-establish Aging Committee in House Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) has introduced a resolution to re-establish a Permanent Select Committee on Aging in the U.S. House of Representatives more than 25 years after the committee disbanded amid budgetary woes.
February 4, 2020
The AP (2/4) reports, “Montana plans to invest $16 million annually over the next five years to expand community-based services for people with severe and disabling mental illness” using an existing Medicaid waiver.
February 4, 2020
The San Jose (CA) Mercury News (2/4, Rokos) reports US District Judge David O. Carter on Feb. 4 sentenced chiropractor David Y.
February 4, 2020
Disability Scoop (2/4, Heasley) reports a Center for American Progress analysis of the 2016 Early Childhood Program Participation Survey found “parents of those with disabilities are more likely to face barriers lining up child care...forcing them to lean on a patchwork of providers and disrupting their careers.” While “a third of parents of youngsters with disabilities ar
February 4, 2020
The New York Times (2/4, Bakalar) reports, “Flavonols, a large class of compounds found in most fruits and vegetables, may be associated with a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
February 3, 2020
Newsday (February 3) Thousands of LI seniors missing state food assistance after program lapse in Nassau, Suffolk
February 3, 2020
Capital Gazette (February 3) Soon-to-open Bitty & Beau’s Coffee in Annapolis gives surprise job offers to employees with disabilities
February 2, 2020
The Cleveland Plain Dealer (2/2, Dixon) reports KeyBank has partnered with hiring firm The Precisionists to help recruit people with disabilities and match them with training programs and jobs that match their skills.

Last modified on 02/20/2019


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