Web Seminar: Recent Changes at the Administration on Aging: Impact on the Aging and Disability Networks
07.17.2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Part of the Conversations with GIA Series.
On April 16, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced a major reorganization of the federal programs on aging and disability with the creation of the new Administration for Community Living (ACL), bringing together the Administration on Aging, the Office on Disability and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities into a single agency that supports both cross-cutting initiatives and efforts focused on the unique needs of individual groups, such as children with developmental disabilities or seniors with dementia. This new agency will seek to enhance and improve the range of support that individuals may need to live with respect and dignity as members of their communities. These needs include the availability of appropriate housing, employment, education, meaningful relationships and social participation." Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee will serve in a dual role that includes her current position as well as the Administrator of new ACL.