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. 

December 20, 2020
The Washington Post (12/20, A1, Sun, Stanley-Becker) reports on its front page that the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that “grocery store workers, teachers, day-care staff and other people on the front lines of America’s workforce should be next to get coronavirus vac
December 20, 2020
The AP (12/20, Manning) reports, “Even during normal years, many senior citizens face a constant struggle with loneliness and isolation.
December 18, 2020
Washington Post (December 18) Thousands of families in special education limbo
December 18, 2020
Washington Post (December 18) Outkast’s Andre 3000 shines a light on food insecurity for the elderly with a quick lil’ apple pie
December 17, 2020
Disability Scoop (12/17) reports a coalition of 20 advocacy groups released a statement saying “that people with developmental disabilities should get vaccinated and they are pushing for this population to be eligible as soon as possible.” The statement was “spearheaded by the Autism Society of America,” an
December 17, 2020
The Hill (12/17, Deese) reports “scammers are attempting to exploit the news of the coronavirus vaccine by offering fake vaccine access for individuals who give their Social Security number to callers, public health officials have cautioned.” Authorities “are warning about scammers targeting unsuspecting in
December 17, 2020
The Los Angeles Times (12/17, Hester) reports the Department of Transportation earlier this month “ended years of mounting tension among passengers with disabilities, airlines, flight attendants and travelers.” Under the department’s Air Carrier Access Act, “which prevents airlines from discriminating again
December 16, 2020
Disability Scoop (12/16, Boyd) reports the COVID-19 crisis “has been especially hard on families caring for children with disabilities,” with many losing “in-person support from teachers, aides, therapists, family members and home health workers.” Ten months into the thick of the pandemic some “families hav
December 16, 2020
NBC News (December 16) A profitable ‘death trap’: Sequel youth facilities raked in millions while accused of abusing children Sequel Youth & Family Services collected hundreds of millions in tax dollars to care for vulnerable children, despite abuse and neglect allegations.

Last modified on 05/21/2020


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