Disability Film Fest

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!

Insights into America’s Seniors with Disabilities

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.

Access is Everything

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.

Death over Dinner

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.

The ADA @ 25

The very first post on this blog celebrated the Americans with…

Flu Shot Fever

Flu shot season runs exactly the same yearly course as flu season,…

ICS and Family Caregivers, Working Together

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!

Managing Your Diabetes

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.

The Texas “Wheelchair Ad”

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.

Parents with a Disability

Parenting is hard work; discrimination against parents with disabilities makes it harder.

A Cure for Inaccessible Health Care in NYC

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.

Global Disability Rights

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

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.

On Her Own Terms

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.

In Loving Memory of Our Friend and Colleague, Terry Moakley

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 Women’s Health Program Grows

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.

Me? A Go-Bag? Really? Yes!

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.

New Law Aids Low-Income Renters

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.

Job Hunt from a Wheelchair

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.

Fashionable Adaptation

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.

Free, Fab, Accessible NYC

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!

Helping Seniors to Go Online

This spring the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project released "Older Adults and Technology Use", a report based on research about internet use among people 65 and older.

Making Accessibility Stick: Assessing the ADA at 24

When the Americans with Disabilities Act was first debated, opponents warned that it would open a whole new avenue to lawsuits, ultimately benefiting lawyers more than people with disabilities. Small businesses, opponents argued, were especially vulnerable.

Scams against Seniors – a Growing Enterprise

Financial scamming falls under the umbrella of elder abuse. Considering our rapidly aging population, the National Justice Institute (NIJ) warns, abuse of the elderly is a poorly understood but growing danger.