Independence Care System http://www.icsny.org Welcome Home Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:08:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s? Support is just a phone call away! http://www.icsny.org/family-caregivers-phone-help/ http://www.icsny.org/family-caregivers-phone-help/#respond Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:00:22 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=39457 In reviewing our blog recently, I was struck by how much we’ve written for family caregivers. We’ve offered advice for protecting elderly family members from fire, financial scams, falls, and malnutrition. We’ve shared information about the rights that family caregivers, who frequently provide hands-on care and too often face discrimination because of their caregiver responsibilities, […]

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Independence Radio: Marilyn Saviola and the Fight for Independence http://www.icsny.org/independence-radio-marilyn-saviola-independence/ http://www.icsny.org/independence-radio-marilyn-saviola-independence/#respond Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:30:35 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=39178 “It never felt right that I shouldn’t be able to live in the community,” Marilyn Saviola, Senior VP for Advocacy and the Women’s Health Access Project, tells host Stephanie Wallace in a new episode of Independence Radio. “If I wanted to have a life, if I wanted to do things, I would have to fight […]

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Policing & Mental Health http://www.icsny.org/policing-mental-health/ http://www.icsny.org/policing-mental-health/#respond Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:38 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=38894 If you watch enough police procedurals, you are familiar with the idea of an “EDP,” an emotionally disturbed person.  Like many things on TV, at the end of the hour the interaction between police officers and the “EDP” often wraps up neatly with the police officer and the person with a mental illness both returning […]

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Family on the Front Lines http://www.icsny.org/family-caregivers-front-lines/ http://www.icsny.org/family-caregivers-front-lines/#respond Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:00:26 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=39173 More and more, family caregivers are taking on medical roles. If I had a nickel for every article about family caregivers published in the last five years I’d be a wealthy woman – or at least have enough money to send my kids to college without worrying about the cost. Literally millions of articles, interviews […]

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Standing for Our Values http://www.icsny.org/standing-for-our-values/ http://www.icsny.org/standing-for-our-values/#comments Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:00:33 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=39169 In 2015 I was appointed to the New York City Commission on Human Rights, largely because of my expertise in the discrimination so often faced by women, Latinos and people with disabilities. It was fortuitous timing for, as I’ve written about previously, that year complaints to the commission about disability-related discrimination topped those of every […]

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ICS Social Programs: Winter Break! http://www.icsny.org/ics-social-programs-winter-break/ http://www.icsny.org/ics-social-programs-winter-break/#respond Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:00:34 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=39138 ICS Social Programs There will be no Member Programming from December 19, 2016 through January 27, 2017. Classes will resume on January 30, 2017 and will run three days a week until April 3. We wish you a Happy Holidays and safe, peaceful and prosperous New Year. Finding a community of people in a city […]

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Independence Radio: Anna Fay, An Independent Woman. http://www.icsny.org/independence-radio-episode-independent-woman/ http://www.icsny.org/independence-radio-episode-independent-woman/#respond Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:00:49 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=38890 SVP of Independent Living at ICS, Anna Fay reminisces with Independence Radio host, Stephanie Wallace about her life-long involvement with disability issues.

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Access to NYC Agencies http://www.icsny.org/nyc-agencies-improving-access/ http://www.icsny.org/nyc-agencies-improving-access/#respond Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:15:35 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=38887 Improving access to New York City agencies, services for New Yorkers with disabilities. In April we told you about a group of new laws aimed at improving access to New York City agencies and services for New Yorkers with disabilities. One of these, Local Law 27, requires every City agency to have a disability service […]

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Family Caregivers: from Crisis to Confidence http://www.icsny.org/family-caregivers-from-crisis-to-confidence/ http://www.icsny.org/family-caregivers-from-crisis-to-confidence/#comments Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:00:54 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=38466 ICS joined Caregivers Outreach Ministry Empowerment (C.O.M.E.) this past Saturday at the organization’s tenth annual Caregivers Award Luncheon. C.O.M.E. is the brainchild of Diane Cooper, pictured here, who has spent the last decade working to “transform the role of family caregivers from one of crisis to one of knowledge, confidence and authority.” The Ministry brings […]

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Voters with disabilities: post-election Progress? http://www.icsny.org/post-election-progress/ http://www.icsny.org/post-election-progress/#respond Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:00:37 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=38461 The concerns of people with disabilities were highlighted during the election. Now what?

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