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. 

January 14, 2019
Disability Scoop (1/14, Diament) reports, “The U.S.
January 13, 2019
Rob Lowe, actor, authors an op-ed for USA Today (1/13) saying that the under-reported “mental, physical, and emotional stress of caregiving...has created a vast looming problem for our health care system, yet few caregivers feel comfortable discussing these challenges.” Lowe, who says he cared for his mother through a cancer diagnosis, argues “that millions more American will take on” caregiving for family in the coming decades, and he urges caregivers to admit their o
January 12, 2019
NPR (January 12) Deaf and Unemployed: 1,000+ Applications But Still No Full-Time Job Amanda Koller is getting her second master's degree. She has applied for more than 1,100 jobs in the past year. She hasn't gotten any full-time, permanent job offers. She is also profoundly deaf.
January 11, 2019
Washington Post (January 11) Pedestrians and e-scooters are clashing in the struggle for sidewalk space
January 11, 2019
The Minneapolis Star Tribune (1/11, Olson) reported a new study suggests falls among elderly women were “less likely in women treated for hypertension compared to women with no hypertension at all.” The findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
January 11, 2019
Washington Post (January 11) He lost his legs after an attack in Iraq. Now he is an international yoga instructor. An explosion in Iraq led to the amputation of both of his legs. Then Army veteran Dan Nevins faced 36 surgeries, a divorce and an emotional battle with the invisible wounds of war.
January 10, 2019
Disability Scoop (1/10, Perkes) says the “Case for Inclusion 2019 report released this week by United Cerebral Palsy and the ANCOR Foundation,” which “examines how well state programs – particularly Medicaid – are meeting the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” suggests that “wide geographical disparities exist when
January 9, 2019
The AP (1/9, Levy) reports the Office of State Inspector General of Pennsylvania “is criticizing how county-level agencies investigate thousands of complaints they receive about elder abuse and how the state ensures complaints are investigated adequately.” In a recent report, the office identified “failures by some county-level agencies to properly investigate complaints.” However, the Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging “said those organizations and the
January 9, 2019
Washington Post (January 9) Special-education teacher charged with assault after allegedly dragging student with autism through school’s halls

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