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ICS Members on Activism

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

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…
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.
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.

ICS Member Lenford Bryan

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

In Her Words: An Activist Reflects on the ADA

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With the Rehabilitation Act, people without “vocational potential” demanded equal eligibility for those funds in order to become independent. And they got it—but it didn’t come easy!

Summer of Celebration: ADA25NYC and From Within 2015

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As part of ADA25NYC, ICS will co-sponsor the 6th Annual “From Within” Women’s Health Conference on Saturday, July 25.

Politics and Disability: Motivated Voters Win

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While his proposal to slash $300 million from the University of Wisconsin system has garnered more attention, another of Governor Scott Walker's proposed cuts is causing controversy among a small but impassioned group of Wisconsin voters: the disability community.

A Cure for Inaccessible Health Care in NYC

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The law requires health care providers to make their services accessible to people with disabilities. NYPLI explains what you need to know about obtaining accessible care at a hospital, clinic, or private office of a doctor, dentist or specialist.

Making Accessibility Stick: Assessing the ADA at 24

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When the Americans with Disabilities Act was first debated, opponents warned that it would open a whole new avenue to lawsuits, ultimately benefiting lawyers more than people with disabilities. Small businesses, opponents argued, were especially vulnerable.

The Words We Use When We Talk about People with Disabilities: What’s so bad about “handicapped” and “wheelchair-bound?”

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The push to change the way we speak about people with disabilities is decades old. People with disabilities do not want to be defined by a limitation or physical or medical condition any more than anyone else does. Disability is just one part of the make-up of a whole person.