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. 

March 4, 2021
Disability Scoop (3/4, Diament) reports the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan, which is currently under consideration in the Senate after it was approved by the House last weekend, “includes a major investment” of $9.3 billion “in home- and community-based services and stimulus payments for more people wit
March 3, 2021
States Rapidly Expanding COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility As Supplies Increase. The AP (3/3, Pratt, Webber) says, “Buoyed by a surge in vaccine shipments, states and cities are rapidly expanding eligibility for COVID-19 shots to teachers, Americans 50 and over and others as the U.S.
March 2, 2021
Disability Scoop (3/2, Rosario) reports “around 700,000 Americans with intellectual or developmental disabilities [that] live in a supervised residential setting” have faced “nearly a year of canceled plans, social distancing and Zoom hangouts” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
March 2, 2021
HR Dive (March 2) 2020 marked 7-year high unemployment rate for people with disabilities
March 2, 2021
The Washington Post (3/2, Bahrampour) reports, “Preliminary reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that there were at least 42,000 more deaths from Alzheimer’s and other dementias in 2020 compared with the average of the five years prior, according to a
March 2, 2021
Modern Healthcare (3/2, Subscription Publication) reports the NIH “and a coalition of private-sector partners are committing nearly $74.9 million to Alzheimer’s disease research over the next five years in the newly announced second phase of the Accelerating Medicine Partnership for Alzheimer’s Disease (AMP
March 1, 2021
Perri Klass, MD, writes in the New York Times (3/1) that the pandemic has made diagnosing children with autism spectrum disorder difficult, since it “is often suspected when young children stand out as being different from their peers.” Furthermore, Klass explains, “The standardized assessment for autism sp
March 1, 2021
CDC Facing Pressure To Prioritize COVID-19 Vaccinations For People With Developmental Disabilities. Disability Scoop (3/1, Diament) reports “the Centers for Disease Control is facing pressure to prioritize people with developmental disabilities in its recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines.” In a l
March 1, 2021
Wall Street Journal (March 1) Supreme Court Takes Up Puerto Rico Case Biden Pledged to Abandon
February 28, 2021
The New York Times (2/28, Browning) reports, “The chaotic vaccine rollout has come with a maze of confusing registration pages and clunky health care websites.” In addition, the “technological savvy required to navigate the text alerts, push notifications and email reminders that are second nature to the di

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