When Disaster Strikes: ICS Plans for Emergencies

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Before the devastating appearance of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey…

People with MS and Spinal Cord Injuries Mentor Peers

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A new ICS Mentoring Program is training people with spinal…

FDNY EMT Recruits ICS!

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ICS helps FDNY's EMT Division learn how to transport wheelchairs…

People with Disabilities Save Medicaid

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Two days ago an opinion piece in The New York Times celebrated…

ICS Art Show 2017: A Fairy Tale Affair

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Since the beginning of history, art has been our best ally in…

New Regulations Aim to Improve Quality of Nursing Home Care

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If you or a loved one faces the need for nursing home care, there…

Disability Pride Parade - New York City

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In recognition of the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, thousands of New Yorkers with disabilities, along with their families and friends, celebrated the 3rd Annual Disability Pride Parade last Sunday, July 9.

Robbed of a Last Wish

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As a nonprofit health care company with a mission of ensuring…

Lawsuits Challenge Inaccessible NYC Subways

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It won’t surprise any New Yorker who uses a wheelchair or who…

Have a Loved One with Dementia? CaringKind is All Around You.

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At ICS we think a lot about the family members of the people…

Independence Radio: Nettie Harper: Living with Dementia

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In the latest episode of ICS Independence Radio, host Stephanie…

Design for Independence

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Have a disability? What can’t you do in your home that you wish you could do with the push of a button, voice command, or eye movement? Very likely, there’s a hack for that!

Taking Medication Wisely

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A recent article bemoans how many people harm their own health…

ICS Civics League Update: A visit to Capitol Hill

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 By ICS Civics League Member Stephanie Wallace. Do…

​Palliative Care = Comfort

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When an ICS member has a serious condition that cannot be cured…

ICS Independence Radio: From Injury to Intimacy

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Stephanie Wallace leads a lively conversation with two experts in sexuality and disability on the latest episode of ICS’s Independence Radio.

Food & Love = Health

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When a special diet is needed, God’s Love We Deliver is there. ICS…

Erasing Disability?

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If you’re an adult living with a disability, you’ve probably…

ICS Rehab Engineer Bob Paradiso: Creative Assistive Tech

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People with disabilities benefit from creative, inexpensive…

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…