The 92-year-old woman received a call about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from a man who said she had won $3 million from Publishers Clearing House, along with a BMW. The man on the phone said to claim her prize she would need to pay taxes totaling $4,998. The woman wrote out a check and placed it […]

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Over the Independence Day weekend that just passed, home care worker Conrad Gozon rescued a 92 year old man and his wife from their home as it went up in flames. Thankfully, while the Fire Department called the house a “total loss,” no one was seriously injured in the blaze, which inspectors believe was caused […]

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Starting a business is no easy feat—you need to invest time and money; hone your organizational skills and marketing knowledge; and have a passion for your product—but it’s a path that many people have found worth pursuing, particularly people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act was supposed to prevent—among other things—disability discrimination in the […]

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Twenty-four years after the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, people with disabilities are still struggling to obtain equal rights, and the area of accessibility continues to be a major issue.  This truth became very apparent to New York City resident Jason DaSilva after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at the age of 25.  […]

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On June 22, 1999, the US Supreme Court ruled in a case that had a direct bearing on every member of Independence Care System. Without that decision, ICS, which was founded that same year, might have been a very different organization. Anna Fay, ICS senior vice president of Independent Living Services and a leader in […]

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Just My Imagination, the 2014 Summer Art Show to be held on June 27, from 3 to 8 p.m. at ICS Brooklyn, will feature more than 100 works. Paintings, drawings, sculptures and crafted objects by more than 30 artists—active participants in ICS’s Artists on Wheels Program—will be on display and for sale. There will be […]

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From Within, the 5th Annual ICS Health Conference for Women with Physical Disabilities is Saturday, June 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  From Within is a day to ask questions, make new friends and learn new ways to enjoy staying healthy. Most of all, it’s a day to celebrate and enjoy the remarkable community […]

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When a parent, friend, spouse or sibling has dementia it can be—pick your adjective—frustrating, frightening, exhausting, overwhelming, confusing and sad. As your loved one loses his or her memory and the ability to function independently, it naturally evokes strong emotions. At the same time, you may find yourself shouldering responsibilities you never anticipated. You’re not […]

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The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act would allow people with disabilities to work without losing access to Medicaid, and to save up to $100,000 to meet their future needs without risking their SSI benefits. While it’s been eight years since this legislation was initially introduced, it has received quite a bit of attention […]

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It’s time to vote again! Many New Yorkers may not realize it, but this year’s voting cycle starts soon—with congressional primaries scheduled for June 24. To vote in those congressional primaries, you have to register to vote by Friday, May 30—which is just around the corner. To see who is running in your district, just […]

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