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April 30, 2016 | Aaron Bishop, Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities
Aaron Bishop is the Commissioner of ACL’s Administration on Disabilities. Wade Henderson is President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. This post initially appeared on The Leadership Conference’s Unfinished Business Blog.…
April 1, 2016 | Aaron Bishop, Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities
March 31, 2016 by Aaron Bishop, Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data from its Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network indicating that 1 in 68 school-aged children are on the autism spectrum. In…
March 31, 2016 | Aaron Bishop, Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities
Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data from its Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network indicating that 1 in 68 school-aged children are on the autism spectrum. In announcing the rate, which is unchanged from 2014, the CDC called attention to the…
March 30, 2016 | Aaron Bishop, Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities
Every March we celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and the many contributions people with developmental disabilities (DD) make to our society. This year, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, Association of University Centers on Disabilities, and…
March 22, 2016 | ACL Staff
Most of us know that good nutrition is a critical part of being healthy—"you are what you eat" is an old adage for a good reason. Not only does healthy food fuel our brains and bodies, but a diet high in unhealthy food can reduce immunity, and even impair physical and mental development. For these…
February 29, 2016 | Clare Barnett, J.D., Program Specialist, Administration for Community Living
This post appears on the Administration for Children and Families’ blog, The Family Room. National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month is a time to encourage healthy relationships and, in the words of President Obama, “reaffirm the basic human right to be free from violence and…
February 17, 2016 | Annette Shea, Administration for Community Living Program Specialist
Home and community-based services (HCBS) provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities and older adults to receive services in their own home or community. On January 16, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule that sets forth new requirements…
January 21, 2016 | Eric Weakly, Program Specialist, Administration for Community Living & Rik Opstelten, Program Manager, Federal Transit Administration
Dialysis patients generally receive treatment several times per week, and missing a session can have real health consequences. Unfortunately, getting to treatment can be a challenge, and programs that try to address the problem often do not understand the unique needs of these patients. This can…
November 23, 2015 | Greg Link, Aging Services Program Specialist, Administration for Community Living
Each November, we recognize family caregivers for all they do to ensure the health, safety, and dignity of the people they care for. Family caregivers are the social and economic underpinning of America's long-term care system. Without them, the burden of providing care likely would fall upon the…
November 11, 2015 | Lori Gerhard, Director, Office of Consumer Access & Self Determination, ACL
Today the country pauses to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans. ACL believes that one of the best ways of honoring their service is helping veterans remain in their own homes and communities throughout their lives. To that end, ACL provides an array of home and community-…

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