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ICS Members on Activism

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

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.
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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

After Olmstead

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June 22 marks the 16th anniversary of what has come to be known as “Olmstead v. L.C.,” the “Olmstead Decision,” or simply Olmstead. For the disability rights community, the term is a familiar one.

80 Years of Fighting for Disability Rights

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Eighty years ago this week, a small group staged a sit-in at the Works Progress Administration in New York City. Unbeknownst to them, a powerful movement was born that day.

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.

Let’s Rock the Vote in NYC!

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It’s time to vote again! Many New Yorkers may not realize it, but this year’s voting cycle starts soon—with congressional primaries scheduled for June 24. To vote in those congressional primaries, you have to register to vote by Friday, May 30—which is just around the corner.

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.