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. 

July 26, 2020
Union Recorder (July 26) Families in Exile: Georgia disability services system underfunded
July 24, 2020
Disability Scoop (7/24, Retka) reports on how parents and special education teachers are working to create and implement methods for students with disabilities to receive the specialized education services they need during the coronavirus pandemic.
July 24, 2020
New York Times (July 24) When Caring for Your Child’s Needs Becomes a Job All Its Own For some parents, work outside the home is impossible as they navigate complicated and frustrating systems for help. But they don’t have to go it alone.
July 23, 2020
Nevada Appeal (July 23) Northern Nevadans work together to help seniors overcome loneliness
July 23, 2020
NPR (7/23, Kamenetz) reports on a “growing number of parents around the country who are suing schools and state education departments” in attempt to better the learning situations for students with special needs amid the coronavirus pandemic.
July 23, 2020
Paula Span, in a column in the New York Times (7/23), writes about estrangement in families.
July 22, 2020
FierceHealthcare (7/22, Minemyer) reports, “The feds recovered nearly $3.6 billion in healthcare fraud dollars in 2019, new data released by the Trump administration show.” The HHS-OIG “released its annual look back at fraud recoveries, which showed that of the $3.6 billion clawed back, over $2.5 billion was deposited into Medicare trust funds.” Data indicate “the federal
July 22, 2020
Disability Scoop (7/22, Brubaker) reports that some 56,000 Pennsylvanians with intellectual or developmental disabilities are participating “in programs overseen by the Office of Developmental Programs within the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.” Regulators have told agencies such as Philadelphia nonprofit JEVS Human Services “to prepare for reopening by surveyi
July 22, 2020
NPR (7/22, Shapiro) reports the COVID-19 pandemic adds another complication to the already difficult task of providing disaster relief for older and disabled adults.

Last modified on 05/21/2020


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