Entries by Kate Hubner, Director of Internal and Visual Communications

Marilyn Flies the Flag for ICS Women’s Health Program

Tomorrow night, October 25, the 504 North Star Democratic Club—the Northern Manhattan branch of a NYC-based coalition of Democrats promoting political and social inclusion for people with disabilities—will honor Marilyn Saviola, ICS Vice President, Advocacy and the Women’s Health Access Program, at their 12th Annual Town Hall Awards Dinner. As the recipient of the “Women’s […]

Dire Need for Abuse Prevention & Intervention Services for People with Disabilities, Survey Shows

A report released last week by The Disability and Abuse Project has revealed the shocking statistic that over 70% of Americans with disabilities have experienced abuse in their lifetime. The distressing finding, reported in “Abuse of People with Disabilities: Victims and Their Families Speak Out,” was based on the results of surveys conducted with over […]

Disability Competency a Priority at ICS

It’s a busy time at Independence Care System. We’re growing at an unprecedented rate, expanding our services for senior adults, welcoming new staff members each month, and just this year opened our new Bronx office. But as we grow, our commitment to supporting adults with physical disabilities and chronic conditions to live at home and […]

Young Women With Disabilities Flaunt Their Fashions!

Have you heard of the acclaimed Sundance Channel TV Program Push Girls? The series chronicles the lives of several young women with physical disabilities living, working and loving life in Los Angeles. This Saturday, August 10, a group of New York City’s very own Push Girls—young, dynamic, beautiful, community-minded women with disabilities—will host their first […]

ADA Anniversary – Where We’ve Come From and Where We’re Going

July 26 will mark the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Introduced in 1990 to prevent discrimination towards people with disabilities and to guarantee their right to “enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services,” the ADA was a landmark piece […]

ICS Honored with 2013 Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize

It was at Roosevelt House—under the approving gaze of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt—that Marilyn E. Saviola, ICS Vice President of Advocacy and the Women’s Health Program, was last week honored with the prestigious Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize, alongside two other honorees (“Turning Point for Women and Families” and “CitiWide Harm Reduction”). The prize, […]

People with Disabilities Lack Access to Health Care, New Study Confirms

A new study, reported Pauline W. Chen, MD, in the New York Times on 05/23/2013 (“Disability and Discrimination at the Doctor’s Office”), has confirmed what many members of Independence Care System knew already: that individuals with disabilities often receive substandard health care. Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the new study was led by […]

“From Within” Conference Empowers Women with Disabilities

How would you like to spend a day feeling absolutely good enough—just as you are? If the answer is yes, be sure to come to the 4th Annual conference for women with disabilities, From Within 2013, on June 1st. The conference aims to inform women, to applaud women’s accomplishments, and to help women see that they […]

Women with Disabilities and Breast Cancer: Know Your Rights

As a part of ICS’s ongoing commitment to helping women with disabilities receive the best possible health care, the ICS Women’s Health Program this week published a tip sheet entitled, “Women with Disabilities and Breast Cancer: Know Your Rights.” Currently available on the ICS website in Spanish and English, the publication draws attention to the […]

ICS Experts Present at Major Mobility Conference

Since ICS was founded, we have recognized the importance of wheelchairs to our members. Our award winning Wheelchair Evaluation Program is unmatched in New York City and last week, ICS showcased two of its mobility experts at the highly respected annual International Seating Symposium (ISS) in Nashville, TN. The symposium—which is attended each year by […]