Caring for someone with Alzheimer's?
Police Officers and People with Disabilities, Mental Illness.
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Policing & Mental Health

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If you watch enough police procedurals, you are familiar…
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Family on the Front Lines

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More and more, family caregivers are taking on medical roles. If…
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Standing for Our Values

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In 2015 I was appointed to the New York City Commission on…
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ICS Social Programs: Winter Break!

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ICS Social Programs There will be no Member Programming from…
Anna Fay - An Independent Woman
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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.
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Access to NYC Agencies

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Improving access to New York City agencies, services for New…
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Voters with disabilities: post-election Progress?

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The concerns of people with disabilities were highlighted during the election. Now what?
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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!
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Nettie Harper: ICS’s 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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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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NYC: Affordable Accessible 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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CARE ACT: 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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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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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.