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.  


Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2014


On behalf of all ICS staff, we wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving! Please note, our offices will be closed on November 27 and 28.

NY Daily News Highlights Vital Need for Accessible Healthcare

November 18, 2014

Mindy Friedman from New York Lawyers for the Public Interest published a piece on the NY Daily News website this week about the lack of access to health care, especially breast cancer services, for women with physical disabilities. It features ICS member Azzlee Blackwood and mentions NYLPI’s work with ICS and the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation to increase accessibility. Read the article here

The Texas “Wheelchair Ad”

November 6, 2014


When a candidate’s disability was raised in an attack ad, some said it was out of line. But was it? With the Texas governor’s race now decided, disability rights advocate Anna Fay speaks up about the ad controversy. Read more.

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

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