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ICS Members on Activism

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It has been almost one year since the Civics League for Disability…

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.

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

Civics League for Disability Rights

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New group offers ICS members and friends a forum for discussion and action.

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.

The Sound of Independence

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

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!

A Member Advocate Explains: Why Self-Advocacy?

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ICS members tend to be very satisfied customers. According to a recent member survey, 85 percent rate their care “good” to “excellent.” And more than two-thirds are “very much” or “quite a bit” content with their quality of life—an astonishing figure considering that our members tend to have complex medical needs that pose extraordinary challenges to their independence.

Marilyn Receives 2015 Henry Viscardi Achievement Award!

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Please join with me in congratulating ICS Senior Vice President of Advocacy and the Women’s Health Program for being one of nine Henry Viscardi Achievement Award recipients this year. The international Awards recognize exemplary leaders within the disability community and their extraordinary societal contributions.
City Council Funds Greater Accessibility in HHC Facilities, Thanks ICS for its Advocacy

City Council Funds Greater Accessibility in HHC Facilities, Thanks ICS for its Advocacy

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Independence Care System (ICS) and New York Lawyers for the Public…
ICS Honored with 2013 Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize

ICS Honored with 2013 Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize

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It was at Roosevelt House—under the approving gaze of Franklin…

For Valentine's Day: A Tender Proposal for a Touchy Subject

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The right to be touched, the right to love and be loved, the…

Marilyn Saviola, Felix A. Fishman Award Honoree

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New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) and an audience…