ICS Members on Activism

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It has been almost one year since the Member Civics League (MCL)…

People with MS and Spinal Cord Injuries Mentor Peers

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A new ICS Mentoring Program is training people with spinal…
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…

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.

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.

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!

Disability Pride is Huge!

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New York’s second annual Disability Pride Parade sent a strong message and ICS was there!

From Anger to Laughter

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Independence radio host Stephanie Wallace talks to comedian Damon Rozier.

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.

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.

Meet Ms. Wheelchair NY!

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Meet ICS member Jessica De La Rosa, who as Ms. Wheelchair NY is all about helping people out.

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.

The Sound of Independence

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Introducing Independence Radio: A new way to get information from ICS.

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!