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. 

September 3, 2019
The New York Post (9/3, Eber) reports, “A recent study from Accenture, in partnership with Disability: IN and the American Association of People With Disabilities, found that companies that make efforts to hire those with disabilities performed better and saw, on average, 23 percent higher revenue.” The article cites several workers with disabilities employed by a range of
September 3, 2019
MarketPlace (September 3) Reform would guarantee minimum wage to all workers with disabilities
September 3, 2019
The AP (9/3) reports that “a proposal to cover half the Medicaid costs in Tennessee with federal block grants would be the first of its kind in the nation if approved. The Tennessean reports Gov. Bill Lee plans to reveal a draft of his proposal this month, ahead of a Nov. 20 deadline for submission to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.”
September 2, 2019
In an opinion editorial for USA Today (9/2, Williams), Barber National Institute’s Supervisor of Employment Services Gale Williams writes that “Labor Day offers us the chance to reflect on progress made in the workplace.” She discusses the value of her own place of employment, which helped two Philadelphia men with intellectual disabilities gain “the satisfaction and self-
September 1, 2019
NPR (September 1) Report: Hundreds of Florida Nursing Homes Fall Short of Post-Irma Regulations NPR’s Michel Martin talks with reporter Elizabeth Koh about how Florida nursing facilities are preparing—or not—for intense hurricanes.
September 1, 2019
The Washington Post (9/1, Craig, Wax-Thibodeaux, Rozsa) reported Florida residents and officials “are struggling to make decisions about when to move patients who might be vulnerable in cases of property damage or power loss” following “a string of tragic incidents – dating to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 – involving elderly or special-needs patients who were killed during hu
September 1, 2019
Financial Advisor (September 1) The Realities of Caregiving
August 30, 2019
The New York Times (8/30, Span) reported researchers are examining the causes of what adult children often perceive as “intransigent behavior” by their aging parents. In several studies directed by gerontologist Allison Heid, stubbornness was a “widespread complaint” among the middle-aged children of older adults.
August 29, 2019
The New York Times (8/29, Porter) reports that, “The burden of care for aging relatives is reshaping the lives of millions,” and “demand for care is growing” with swelling numbers of individuals reaching the age when they require care.
August 29, 2019
New York Times (August 29) Disability column series: My Doctor Said I Wouldn’t Walk. I can. My grandmother showed me how to surpass the expectations that the ‘medical model’ has set for me.

Last modified on 02/20/2019


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