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Healthy Holiday Season Feasting: Eating Well for the Holidays   

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In the millennia before supermarkets and refrigerators, the autumn…

How the tax bill will hurt older Americans and people with disabilities

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This past spring and summer saw a massive outpouring of opposition…

Homeless & Disabled in New York City

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A settlement just reached in Butler v. The City of New York should…

Police officers and older adults: Criminalizing Aging?

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I recently learned that over a decade when arrests by police…

When Disaster Strikes: ICS Plans for Emergencies

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Before the devastating appearance of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey…

People with Disabilities Save Medicaid

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Two days ago an opinion piece in The New York Times celebrated…

Design for Independence

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Have a disability? What can’t you do in your home that you wish you could do with the push of a button, voice command, or eye movement? Very likely, there’s a hack for that!

Civics League Update: A visit to Capitol Hill

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 By Civics League member Stephanie Wallace. Do you…

​Palliative Care = Comfort

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When an ICS member has a serious condition that cannot be cured…

ICS Independence Radio: From Injury to Intimacy

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Stephanie Wallace leads a lively conversation with two experts in sexuality and disability on the latest episode of ICS’s Independence Radio.

ICS Rehab Engineer Bob Paradiso: Creative Assistive Tech

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People with disabilities benefit from creative, inexpensive…

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.

A Call to Action to People with Disabilities

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Intergenerational panel of advocates urges people with disabilities to stand up and speak out.

ICS Social Programs: Winter Break!

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ICS Social Programs There will be no Member Programming from…
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…

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

Why Barrier Free Living?

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The multifaceted nonprofit organization now known as BFL began in 1986 as the first transitional housing of its kind specifically for people with disabilities. Years later the program has served 295 residents and provided a wide range of services, including managed long-term care management courtesy of ICS, occupational therapy and housing.