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March 29, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging 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…
March 28, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Santa Perez of People First of Nevada is a lot of things. “I am an advocate. I am a woman with a BA in Psychology. I sit on many committees around the state. I am a mom with a 15 year old son. I own my own home. Oh by the way, I have a disability!” she says in “Hear Me” a video produced by the…
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…
March 23, 2018 | Jennifer Johnson, Deputy Director, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 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 disability and see each individual as a whole person. People with developmental disabilities generally want the same sorts of things we all do. They want to live in…
March 15, 2018 | Lance Robertson, Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administrator, ACL Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
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 Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations, WEAAD is an opportunity for…
March 12, 2018 |
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This year, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) are leading a social media campaign around the…
January 26, 2018 |
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.   January 27, 2018 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. While we remember those who were lost…
December 7, 2017 | Rohmteen Mokhtari, Public Affairs Specialist
Robert Masse and his caregiver Carolyn Davis meet Acting HHS Secretary Eric Hargan outside Masse's house in Mechanicsville, VA Robert Masse’s service with the U.S. Army in Vietnam earned him a bronze star. After the war, he went on to become a senior non-commissioned officer and drill…
November 13, 2017 | Greg Link, Director of the Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services
Stop for a minute and think about what it means to be a family caregiver. What comes to mind? Is it calling to check on a friend or loved one several times a week? Driving mom or dad to doctors’ appointments? Negotiating with a school about the individual education plan for a child with a…
November 9, 2017 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
On Veterans Day, we honor all those who have served in the military. It is a time to appreciate our veterans and all they have done to protect our country and make this world a better place.  As a veteran, this day is particularly meaningful to me. I am proud to have served in the U.S. Army, and…

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