Whether you’re 18 or 98, a senior adult or a person with a disability or chronic condition, we know how precious your independence is to you.  We know what a challenge maintaining independence can be. And we know the support you need.


When you join ICS, you have that support—home care, health care, and social services.  You have a Care System.  You become a valued member of the ICS community.  And you don’t have to go it alone.


Independence Care System is dedicated to supporting adults with physical disabilities and chronic conditions to live at home and participate fully in community life.


ICS operates a nonprofit Medicaid managed long-term care plan serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens.  


A Cure for Inaccessible Health Care in NYC

October 23, 2014


Even with disability rights legislation on the books, the powers that be move slowly to make change happen. That’s not news. But people with disabilities are far from powerless to pitch in and help speed up the process. When faced with inaccessibility, one of the strong cards an individual can hold is knowledge, and thanks to The New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), who collaborated with ICS on The Women’s Health Access Project featured in that NY1 story, the basic knowledge you need is easily obtainable in the form of a detailed fact-sheet promoting health access for all New Yorkers with disabilities. Read more.

Global Disability Rights

October 16, 2014

UN logo

The Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities is modeled on the ADA. More than 750 U.S. disability, civil rights, faith, business and veteran organizations have endorsed it and more than 150 countries have signed on. What does it all mean?

We All Need Mental Health

October 9, 2014


Initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation of Mental Health, World Mental Health Day is intended to raise awareness about the need for mental health policy all over the world and, perhaps more urgently, to destigmatize mental illness and put its treatment on par with that of physical health conditions. Read more.

NYC Settles Suit Re: Emergency Preparedness & People with Disabilities

October 1, 2014

Big Court Ruling

A settlement announced September 30 will go a long way toward ensuring the safety and shelter of New Yorkers with disabilities during an emergency. At least 60 accessible emergency shelters will open within three years across the five boroughs, including at least eight that will open this month. In addition, the city will institute “rapid door-to-door canvassing” after disasters to determine critical needs. This settlement arose from a lawsuit filed in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

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