Date night at ICS

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I didn’t know how it would turn out, but I knew what I…

Alzheimer’s Disease: Every Minute Counts

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ICS’s Dementia Program Director Nettie Harper took issue with Every Minute Counts because of what she sees as deeply flawed assumptions the film accepts about people with Alzheimer’s.

A Call to Action to People with Disabilities

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Intergenerational panel of advocates urges people with disabilities to stand up and speak out.

ICS Members Testify at NY State Assembly Hearing on Home Care

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When ICS members learned that the New York State Assembly would…

Health Action 2017: Protecting the Affordable Care Act!

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The healthcare community speaks out: protect the Affordable…
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's?

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's? Support is just a phone call away!

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In reviewing our blog recently, I was struck by how much we’ve…

Independence Radio: Marilyn Saviola and the Fight for Independence

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“It never felt right that I shouldn’t be able to live in…
Police Officers and People with Disabilities, Mental Illness.

Policing & Mental Health

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If you watch enough police procedurals, you are familiar…

Family on the Front Lines

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More and more, family caregivers are taking on medical roles. If…

Standing for Our Values

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In 2015 I was appointed to the New York City Commission on…

ICS Social Programs: Winter Break!

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ICS Social Programs There will be no Member Programming from…
Anna Fay - An Independent Woman

Independence Radio: Anna Fay, An Independent Woman.

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SVP of Independent Living at ICS, Anna Fay reminisces with Independence Radio host, Stephanie Wallace about her life-long involvement with disability issues.

Access to NYC Agencies

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Improving access to New York City agencies, services for New…

Family Caregivers: from Crisis to Confidence

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ICS joined Caregivers Outreach Ministry Empowerment (C.O.M.E.)…

Voters with disabilities: post-election Progress?

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The concerns of people with disabilities were highlighted during the election. Now what?

Independence Radio: 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.

Accessible Healthcare? Learn about our Blueprint for primary care.

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

Greenmarkets for All!

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

ICS Member Civics League

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

Simple home modifications: a safe and independent life

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How simple home modifications and other supports can help keep you safe at home.

Patients Under Observation Face Costly Medicare Trap

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Last month, my colleague Chris Pierson wrote about why it’s…

2016 Paralympics: 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.

Home Care Workers Grieve

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Home care workers need and deserve the opportunity to grieve when a client dies.

Meet ICS’s Justo Diaz, Focus on Ability Film Festival finalist.

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

Cooperative Home Care Associates: Ambassador of Health!

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

ICS Women’s Health Conference: Shining From Within

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

Rehab Hospitals or Health Care Facilities: Have a Patient Advocate on Hand

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Why it's essential to have an advocate while you're in a nursing home.

Disability Equality Index & Employment Discrimination.

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

Independence Radio: 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!

Nettie Harper: ICS’s Alzheimer’s Expert

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Meet Nettie Harper, our new expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia services.