At 110 years, ICS member Veta Walters has lived a lot. While physically frail, Veta emanates warmth and still has the spirit to tease her doctor.
A recent spate of cases have surfaced around the country where children have been removed from the care of parents with disabilities. It's vital to remember: The right to be a parent does not automatically end because a parent has a disability.
While his proposal to slash $300 million from the University of Wisconsin system has garnered more attention, another of Governor Scott Walker's proposed cuts is causing controversy among a small but impassioned group of Wisconsin voters: the disability community.
As we celebrate National Social Work Month—along with the 60th anniversary of the National Social Workers Association—we pause to not only recognize the valuable work of our own social workers, but also to look back at the profession’s history.
A full preview of the 2015 ReelAbilities Film Festival. This year it's in New York City with new films, shorts, musical performances, and special guests!
In a report done by Wan He and Luke J. Larsen, fascinating insights are provided about the correlation of the aging and disability, suggesting ways to channel resources to prevent or mitigate disabilities for many older Americans.
Last week, the White House blog touched on a subject that is close to the heart of ICS: Advancing Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities.
Let’s have dinner and talk about…death? Even the invitation said this was one of the strangest events a person might ever attend. Despite the weird invite, on January 6th twenty professionals from three organizations gathered together as part of The Conversation Project.
Since 1999, ICS has served New York City as a managed long-term…
A number of recent studies found that many elderly Americans…
Each year millions of Americans use hospital emergency rooms…
If the holidays left you wondering whether a loved one needs help, chances are they do.
The very first post on this blog celebrated the Americans with…
Flu shot season runs exactly the same yearly course as flu season,…
Exciting news: the ICS website has had a makeover! We launched…
November is national caregivers month but family members are on the front lines of caring all year round. See what happened when one family caregiver joined forces with an ICS care manager to get the help our member needed!
You know a healthy diet and regular exercise count in managing your diabetes but you may be unsure of what else you can do. Stay healthy and prevent complications with care and monitoring of your eyes, feet, cholesterol, blood pressure and more.
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.
Parenting is hard work; discrimination against parents with disabilities makes it harder.
The law requires health care providers to make their services accessible to people with disabilities. NYPLI explains what you need to know about obtaining accessible care at a hospital, clinic, or private office of a doctor, dentist or specialist.
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?
All health begins with mental health. Conditions like depression, addiction, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, and so on can have serious consequences for physical well-being. This is why treating these conditions is key to accomplishing the goals that inspired the creation of World Mental Health Day, which falls tomorrow, October 10.
ICS intake and enrollment coordinator Christy Cruz usually defies expectations, whether on the basketball court, in front of the camera, or facilitating “girl talk” among women with disabilities.
It is with great sadness that we observe the passing of Board Member Terence Moakley, a tireless advocate for people with disabilities, cherished colleague, and great friend to many of us here at ICS. We share in the gratitude of so many for Terry’s life and work, and with them mourn his untimely passing.
ICS’s Women's Health Program is poised to break down more barriers to health care for women with disabilities. A $300,000 grant awarded by the Ira W. De Camp Foundation will enable ICS to replicate the program in three sites around the City.
It’s National Preparedness Month and as Superstorm Sandy showed us, we need to be ready to help ourselves in an emergency. Consider what it might be like to have to quickly leave your home without knowing when you might be able to return.
On August 14, NYC de Blasio signed into local law a measure to bring the Disability Rent Increase Exemption in line with a change in the upper limit on the Senior Citizens Rent Increase Exemption, designed to protect some low-income renters from most rent increases.
In NY State, free, comprehensive, employment evaluation and training services are available to people with disabilities through Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation, a division of the State Education Department.
This is shaping up as a watershed moment for inclusion of people with disabilities in the fashion industry – a moment being shaped by the self-advocacy of wheelchair users, amputees and other people with disabilities – and the talent of a few cutting edge designers.
It is important now for NYC’s various components—government, nonprofit and faith-based philanthropies, and the private sector—to learn from the mistakes of the Sandy disaster so that its 890,000 residents with disabilities will be able to ride out future weather emergencies with minimal harm.