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. 

April 30, 2020
ABC News Orlando (April 30) Story featuring Act Administrator Lance Robertson about how ACL is assisting older adults and people with disabilities in Florida.
April 29, 2020
The AP (4/29, Haigh) reports, “Disability rights advocates contend Connecticut officials haven’t done enough to ensure people with intellectual disabilities...are able to bring one support person with them if they need hospital care during the coronavirus pandemic.” Despite the Department of Developmental Services issuing “a letter on Tuesday asking hospitals to allow the
April 29, 2020
Stat News (April 29) In fading steel towns, chronically ill patients home video visits stay after the pandemic goes
April 29, 2020
Philanthropy News Digest (April 29) Older Adults Suffer Medical Disruptions Due to COVID-19, Study Finds
April 28, 2020
New Yorker (April 28) Who Is “Worthy”? Deaf-Blind People Fear That Doctors Won’t Save Them from the Coronavirus
April 28, 2020
The Washington Post (4/28, Cha) reports that “since the early days of the novel coronavirus pandemic, hospitals have been scrambling to update documents that describe how they would allocate scarce resources,” such as ventilators.
April 28, 2020
Miami Herald (April 28) Condo association bans elderly woman’s health aide over coronavirus fears, lawsuit says
April 28, 2020
Disability Scoop (4/28) reports that the coronavirus pandemic is creating difficult choices for those with disabilities who rely on in-home care, as social distancing “isn’t an option.” Some have turned to rely on family members, but others continue to receive in-home care, despite concerns about the highly-infectious disease.
April 27, 2020
The Wall Street Journal (4/27, Ansberry, Subscription Publication) reports the coronavirus pandemic is putting more attention on the importance of in-home care, as some families take their loved ones out of nursing facilities.
April 27, 2020
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (April 27) ‘It’s hard on all of us’: Providers for the disabled worry about protective equipment, changed routines, financial strains

Last modified on 05/21/2020


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