Announcements

May 18, 2017
Dear Colleagues, ACL is pleased to announce the release of Frequently Asked Questions on Independent Living Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities (Youth Services FAQ), which was developed in response to questions from grantees about the  provisions for transitions of youth  included in the  Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA).
April 28, 2017
Join this National Council on Aging webinar for an update on behavioral health topics relevant to older adults:  A Spotlight on Older Adults and Behavioral Health One in four older Americans experience a behavioral health issue that is not a normal part of aging, yet they are less likely to receive treatment than younger individuals.
April 27, 2017
ACL is launching an informational webinar series about the agency's commitment to and development of measures for home and community-based services (HCBS) quality and to provide a platform among internal and external stakeholders to share developments and collaborate on efforts concerning HCBS quality. Due to technical difficulties, the first webinar has been rescheduled to May 10.
April 26, 2017
In recognition of Older Americans Month and Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) is hosting an informational webinar sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on:
April 20, 2017
The rapid expansion of Medicaid managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) and other efforts to integrate healthcare and long-term services and supports is creating new opportunities and challenges for community-based organizations (CBOs)*. This change is compelling organizations to think differently about the services they offer, the customers they serve, and how to demonstrate the value they add to services and supports.
April 17, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:30am - 1:00pm ET People with disabilities experience sexual violence at rates more than three times higher than people without disabilities, yet national conversations around sexual assault often fail to meaningfully include survivors with disabilities.
April 17, 2017
As we age, our nutritional needs change, and concerns arise around safety and feeding abilities. This presentation will identify the unique concerns and needs of people with dementia, and provide tips on how to assist in addressing these needs. In addition, the web seminar will describe challenges of using Meals on Wheels for people with dementia.
April 17, 2017
Join the Paralysis Resource Center (operated by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation) and the Center for Medicare Advocacy for a webinar on May 3 at 3 pm Eastern. The webinar, "Introduction to Medicare with a Special Emphasis on Coverage for Individuals Living with Paralysis," will include an overview of Medicare eligibility and enrollment, coverage facts and myths, home health benefits therapy caps, and appeals. Presenters:
April 7, 2017
Join the webinar on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET. Presenters: Karen Stein, Ph.D. and Mary Twomey, MSW