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From Crisis to Confidence

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ICS joined Caregivers Outreach Ministry Empowerment (C.O.M.E.)…
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Post-election Progress?

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The concerns of people with disabilities were highlighted during the election. Now what?
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Rick Surpin–A Good Listen

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ICS founder and President Rick Surpin was honored by the Medicare Rights Center at a gala dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at Columbus Circle last month.
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Accessible Healthcare?

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It’s a simple fact. People with disabilities routinely can’t get basic health care.
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Greenmarkets for All!

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ICS and CIDNY recently joined up for visits to two City Greenmarkets.
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ICS Member Civics League

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New group offers ICS members and friends a forum for discussion and action.
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Safe at Home

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How simple home modifications and other supports can help keep you safe at home.
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A Costly Medicare Trap

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Last month, my colleague Chris Pierson wrote about why it’s…
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What Happened in Rio?

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Like that other Olympics in August, this month's Paralympic Games began with controversy. Here’s how it all wound up.
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Home Care Workers Grieve

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Home care workers need and deserve the opportunity to grieve when a client dies.
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Meet ICS’s Justo Diaz!

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Justo Diaz helps ICS members stay on the move and is a filmmaker in his spare time.
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Ambassador of Health!

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ICS sister organization, Cooperative Home Care Associates, honored as "Ambassador of Health" at 2016 Dominican Parade.
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Shining From Within

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The 2016 From Within Conference was a celebration of our community and accomplishments.
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Disability Equality Index

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Is employment improving for people with disabilities or is endless poverty the norm?
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Reducing ER Visits

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ICS pilot program reduced visits to the emergency room by 24 percent
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Remember Christy Cruz?

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Christy Cruz is an ICS staff member, wheelchair basketball hotshot, disability rights advocate and fashion model, and now a mom!
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A New Alzheimer’s Expert

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Meet Nettie Harper, our new expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia services.
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Disability Pride is Huge!

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New York’s second annual Disability Pride Parade sent a strong message and ICS was there!
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Why Switch to FIDA Now?

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With FIDA everything you need for your health and independence is coordinated in one plan.
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LGBTQ with a Disability?

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During Pride Month members of ICS’s LGBTQ affinity group reflect on what brought them together and their intentions for this new forum.
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From Anger to Laughter

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Independence radio host Stephanie Wallace talks to comedian Damon Rozier.
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Affordable Accessible NYC Housing?

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It’s tough for anyone to find affordable housing in New York City; if you have a disability, it’s even harder. But it’s important to know that you have options and rights.
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A Safe Hospital Discharge

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New Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable Act aims to make hospital discharges safer.
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Enjoying the Moment

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NYC cultural institutions offer enjoyment for people with dementia and their caregivers.
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LGBTQ and Need Home Care?

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A five year study recently released found that LGBTQ people have trouble getting culturally competent home care.
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A Vital Relationship

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ICS Medical Director Kwame Kitson MD on making the most of your medical appointments.
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Infantilizing the Elderly

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Only a small fraction of elderly patients have input into whether they get intensive care, which is an excellent reason to have an advance directive in place.
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Meet Ms. Wheelchair NY!

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Meet ICS member Jessica De La Rosa, who as Ms. Wheelchair NY is all about helping people out.
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Caregiver Bias @ Work

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On May 4 a New York City law goes into effect outlawing discrimination on the basis of caregiving status – what does it all mean?