People with MS and Spinal Cord Injuries Mentor Peers

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A new ICS Mentoring Program is training people with spinal…

Civics League Update: A visit to Capitol Hill

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 By Civics League member Stephanie Wallace. Do you…
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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

CARE ACT: A Safe Hospital Discharge

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

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.

Caregiver Bias at 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?

ICS Member Lenford Bryan

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Meet ICS member Lenford Bryan, who started the ICS Men's Group!

Honoring Patient Autonomy

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Jean Minkel, ICS Senior Vice President for Rehabilitation Services, writes about the challenges clinicians face in honoring the wishes of the people they serve.

Mayor Signs Access Bills

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Last month New York City adopted a number of laws to make city services more accessible for people with disabilities. One requiring NYC to make its websites accessible.

Care that is Reponsive

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At the end of last year, ICS identified the call center as a place for potential improvement. After much research and discussion the call center is ready to roll out those improvements.

ICS Rehab Engineer, Bob Paradiso: There's a Hack for That!

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Meet Rehab Engineer, Bob Paradiso and some of the high-tech solutions he is bringing to ICS!

Join ICS at ReelAbilities Film Festival

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Come join us at the 8th annual Reelabilities Film Festival and enjoy award-winning film and conversation!

NYC: Bias & Disability Discrimination

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The NYC Commission on Human Rights is working hard to enforce civil rights laws that outlaw discrimination. So much so that the highest number of complaints received in 2015 were not for race or gender bias but for discrimination against people with disabilities.

Enforcing Olmstead

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Even a Supreme Court ruling as big as Olmstead, is only as powerful as the people who make sure it is followed and today the struggle for independence continues with the help of the Disability Integration Act.

Meet DOT's Quemuel Arroyo

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Quemuel Arroyo is the first person at New York City’s Department of Transportation (DOT) to hold the title of Policy Analyst for Accessibility and ADA Coordinator, and he already has major plans for the city!

New York City Highlights to Beat Winter Isolation!

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While the NYC weather has been quite pleasant thus far, it will eventually get cold and icy. This can make going out difficult but there is lots to do in NYC this winter making braving the winter weather worth the effort!
Accessible Train

Next Stop: Accessibility

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With a recent report released by the U.S. Access Board with recommendations on making the nation’s trains accessible, it’s a good time to revisit what’s improved and what has not for people with disabilities who want to travel.

The ADA @ 25

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The very first post on this blog celebrated the Americans with…

At Last, Some Good Travel News for the Holidays!

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This fall we were reminded that the decades-long fight for accessible…

Access-A-Ride Improvements Make Customers’ Lives Better!

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This month I got the latest edition of the Access-a-Ride (AAR)…

City Comptroller Liu Rejects "Taxi of Tomorrow"

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At a press conference today, New York City Comptroller, John…

Accessible Dispatch: New Yorkers Rollin' On Out

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After a long, hot summer debating New York City’s responsibility…

Commissioner Victor Calise Wants You!

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Newly appointed Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People…