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.  


Job Hunt from a Wheelchair

August 28, 2014

In New York State, free, comprehensive, employment evaluation and training services are available to people with disabilities through Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR), a division of the State Education Department. The agency has counselors and offers orientation and other services in each borough of New York City; we recently visited the Downtown Brooklyn office to learn more about how they work with people with disabilities. Read more.

Fashionable Adaptation

August 21, 2014


This is shaping up as a watershed moment for inclusion of people with disabilities in the fashion and glamour industries – a moment being shaped by the self-advocacy of wheelchair users, amputees and people with a wide range of disabilities – and the creative talent of a few cutting edge designers and industry insiders. Read More


Lessons from Sandy: People with Disabilities and Emergency Preparation

August 14, 2014


As anyone who lived through it will recall, Superstorm Sandy was freakishly large. In the two years since the disaster, community groups, government and other organizations have recognized the importance of coming together to prepare so that NYC’s 890,000 residents with disabilities will be able to ride out future storms with minimal harm. Read More

Free, Fab, Accessible NYC

August 7, 2014


The warm weather is well and truly upon us and it’s the perfect time to get outside to enjoy New York’s summer and fall events! Whether you’re seeking a break from the heat or you’re ready for fun in the sun, we’ve got some great suggestions for accessible activities all around the city! Read More

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