KetrinaHazell

More Power to You

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ICS was proud to host the 6th annual From Within conference for women with physical disabilities last Saturday. Hear from some of the attendees!
Stephanie Wallace and Tyson Cherry

Coming Out of Her Shell

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Meet Stephanie Wallace: proud grandmother, legendary karaoke singer, host of online radio show LAID, and active ICS member.
Proud in New York City!

Proud in New York City!

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Thousands of people with disabilities, their friends and family members marched down Broadway this past Sunday in New York City’s first annual Disability Pride Parade.
JULY2-BLOG_web

Why Independence?

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It's almost Independence Day and as Independence Care System continues to change and grow, we never lose sight of our core mission – helping people to remain as independent as possible, at home, in their communities!
June25_2015_web

To Educate and Empower

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The National Association of Social Workers Disabilities Task Force was launched to educate and empower social workers with and without disabilities, so they are better equipped to advocate for people with disabilities.
June18_2015_web

After Olmstead

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June 22 marks the 16th anniversary of what has come to be known as “Olmstead v. L.C.,” the “Olmstead Decision,” or simply Olmstead. For the disability rights community, the term is a familiar one.
doctor and patient

Quality over Quantity

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Looking at how the recently passed Doc Fix Bill, changes the way doctor payments are structured and care is provided.
SCI_sexuality_web

From Injury to Intimacy

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Accurate sexuality information for people with disabilities and those without is the best way to break through this misinformation and make the topic less taboo and the two-day seminar at Mt. Sinai Hospital did just that.
May142015_web

Are you Stroke Smart?

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Talking about strokes is daunting, but learning the warning signs and understanding how to respond if someone is exhibiting symptoms can help protect yourself and your family.
May72015

Achieving Health Equity

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Last month Marilyn Saviola, ICS Senior Vice President for Advocacy and the Women’s Health Access Program, sat on a panel at the International Symposium on Achieving Health Equity Through Community Partnerships.
Juan.Camacho

ICS Nurses are the Best!

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Juan, an ICS nurse since 2012, does seem to have found a form of heaven with his career. “My favorite part of the job is sitting with a member and getting to know them,” he says. “I love my clients!” And they love him.
April2015-OpenHouse

Welcome to ICS!

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Earlier this month, ICS held its second annual Art Open Houses, designed to give New Yorkers with disabilities a glimpse of the fun that can be had by participating in our social programs.
April2015-DecisionsDay_web

Take Charge of your Care

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As the cost of long-term palliative care became prohibitively expensive, a more person-centered model of care was born, challenging the notion of being better off away from ones home and community.
April_2015_police3_web2

To Protect and Serve

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The lack of competency police officers have when interacting with people who have disabilities can carry a heavy cost.
April_2_2015_web

Prevention before Cure

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Walking and falling are two areas where a lot of attention is currently focused on older Americans. Both are areas where no exaggeration is needed to raise an alarm.
Veta_Blog

A Radiant Smile at 110

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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.
Mar2015---Parents_web

I Can Rock the Cradle Too

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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.
Mar2015---Voting_web

Politics and Disability: Motivated Voters Win

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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.
Mar2015-SW_web

Why Social Work Rocks!

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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.
Feb2015-Reel-abilities_web

Disability Film Fest

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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!
Feb2015-Census_web

Insights into America’s Seniors with Disabilities

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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.
Feb2015-AccessibleICS_web

Access is Everything

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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.
Feb2015-Advanced-Directives_web

Death over Dinner

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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.