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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…

The ADA is at Risk

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For the past 27 years, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities…

Neighborhood Care: Close to Where You Live

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At ICS, we believe that a key element of knowing our members…

When Disaster Strikes: ICS Plans for Emergencies

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Before the devastating appearance of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey…

People with MS and Spinal Cord Injuries Mentor Peers

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A new ICS Mentoring Program is training people with spinal…

FDNY EMT Recruits ICS!

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ICS helps FDNY's EMT Division learn how to transport wheelchairs…

Disability Pride Parade - New York City

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In recognition of the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, thousands of New Yorkers with disabilities, along with their families and friends, celebrated the 3rd Annual Disability Pride Parade last Sunday, July 9.

Have a Loved One with Dementia? CaringKind is All Around You.

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At ICS we think a lot about the family members of the people…

Taking Medication Wisely

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A recent article bemoans how many people harm their own health…

​Palliative Care = Comfort

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

ICS Rehab Engineer Bob Paradiso: Creative Assistive Tech

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People with disabilities benefit from creative, inexpensive…

Date night at ICS

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I didn’t know how it would turn out, but I knew what I…

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 Members Testify at NY State Assembly Hearing on Home Care

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When ICS members learned that the New York State Assembly would…

Health Action 2017: Protecting the Affordable Care Act!

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The healthcare community speaks out: protect the Affordable…
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's?

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's? Support is just a phone call away!

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In reviewing our blog recently, I was struck by how much we’ve…
Police Officers and People with Disabilities, Mental Illness.

Policing & Mental Health

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If you watch enough police procedurals, you are familiar…

Family on the Front Lines

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More and more, family caregivers are taking on medical roles. If…

Standing for Our Values

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In 2015 I was appointed to the New York City Commission on…

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.

Family Caregivers: from Crisis to Confidence

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ICS joined Caregivers Outreach Ministry Empowerment (C.O.M.E.)…

Voters with disabilities: post-election Progress?

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The concerns of people with disabilities were highlighted during the election. Now what?

Independence Radio: Rick Surpin–A Good Listen

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ICS founder and President Rick Surpin was honored by the Medicare Rights Center at a gala dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at Columbus Circle last month.

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.
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.

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.

Home Care Workers Grieve

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Home care workers need and deserve the opportunity to grieve when a client dies.