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 16, 2020
Kaiser (July 16) Millions of Seniors Live in Households with School-Age Children
July 15, 2020
Trump Administration Waived Training Requirements For Nursing Home Employees As Pandemic Hit. Politico (7/15, Severns) reports that “shortly after the first coronavirus outbreak ravaged a nursing home in Kirkland, Wash., the Trump administration moved to fulfill a longstanding industry goal – waiving the requirement that nurse’s aides receive 75 hours of trainin
July 14, 2020
USA Today (7/14, Cox) reports “disability rights advocates in Austin, Texas, protested the care and treatment of 46-year-old Michael Hickson, a quadriplegic Black man who died of COVID-19.” Physicians “determined Hickson could not be saved after his organs began to fail, but advocates argued that his life was devalued due to racism and ableism.” As such, “the Texas Americ
July 14, 2020
The New York Times (7/14, Perry) reports that, “as the 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act approaches on July 26, many leaders, designers and scholars in the disability community say...they are drawn to innovations that embed accessibility into everyday technologies and the spaces that we all share.” Additionally, “they want people to stop trying to so
July 14, 2020
12 News (July 14) Disability rights group suing Gov. DeSantis for not having interpreter at COVID briefings
July 14, 2020
National Journal (July 14) Critical home-health services on thin ice during pandemic Disability advocates push Congress for more Medicaid dollars to support home- and community-based health services in the face of state budget cuts.
July 13, 2020
Kaiser Health News (July 13) States Allow In-
July 13, 2020
Disability Scoop (7/13, Heasley) reports that new research indicates “people with developmental disabilities who live in group homes are significantly more likely than others to contract the coronavirus and die from it.” The study comes “from researchers who were behind a May study which found a much higher COVID-19 fatality rate among those with intellectual and developm
July 12, 2020
East Oregonian (July 12) New law bars discrimination against people with disabilities during pandemic
July 10, 2020
San Francisco Chronicle (July 10) Alone and aging on the street Newly homeless, one man’s life without shelter in the city shows how vulnerable the elderly are in this pandemic.

Last modified on 05/21/2020


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