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.  


Parents with a Disability

October 30, 2014


Why do some people—and far too many government agencies—try to prevent people with disabilities from being parents? ICS members and parents with disabilities show this for what it is: just one more type of disability discrimination. Read More

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

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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.

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