ACL Blog 2018

May 16, 2018 | Hilary Dalin, Director of the Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services
The U.S. Senate designated yesterday, May 15, 2018 as National Senior Fraud Awareness Day. They took this action to raise awareness about the increasing fraudulent activities directed at older adults.
May 3, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
May is Older Americans Month, a time when we recognize the contributions of older Americans and think about how we as Americans work together to support and value people over age 65. Our theme this year for Older Americans Month is “Engage at Every Age.”
As April comes to a close, here is a look back at highlights from Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. We’ve also included links to resources from ACL, our grantees, and our federal partners to help support the year-round work of self-advocates and the network to expand opportunities for autistic individuals to thrive in their communities. Commemorations
March 29, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
We all know that good nutrition is the foundation of good health. Healthy eating can help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight, prevent the onset of chronic diseases, reduce inflammation, and speed recovery from injuries. On the other hand, poor nutrition is connected to a variety of health problems. 
March 28, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Santa Perez of People First of Nevada is a lot of things.
March 27, 2018 | Annette Shea, Administration for Community Living Program Specialist
Able South Carolina is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) that has taken a leading role in promoting successful employment outcomes for the state’s youth with disabilities. Reflecting the independent living principle of “nothing about us without us,” 80% of Able SC’s staff are people with disabilities.
March 23, 2018 | Jennifer Johnson, Deputy Director, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This year’s theme for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is “See Me for Me.” The theme encourages us to look beyond someone’s
March 15, 2018 | Lance Robertson, Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administrator, ACL
Every year on June 15, we join forces with partners across the country and around the world to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Created by the International Ne
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
In observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27th, ACL is pleased to have one of our grantees, the Jewish Federation of North America, as our guest blogger on this occasion.  

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