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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…

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.

Taking Medication Wisely

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

ICS Rehab Engineer Bob Paradiso: Creative Assistive Tech

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People with disabilities benefit from creative, inexpensive…

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.

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…

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.

Greenmarkets for All!

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ICS and CIDNY recently joined up for visits to two City Greenmarkets.
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.

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.

Patients Under Observation Face Costly Medicare Trap

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Last month, my colleague Chris Pierson wrote about why it’s…

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.

Meet ICS’s Justo Diaz, Focus on Ability Film Festival finalist.

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Justo Diaz helps ICS members stay on the move and is a filmmaker in his spare time.

Cooperative Home Care Associates: Ambassador of Health!

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ICS sister organization, Cooperative Home Care Associates, honored as "Ambassador of Health" at 2016 Dominican Parade.

ICS Women’s Health Conference: Shining From Within

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The 2016 From Within Conference was a celebration of our community and accomplishments.

Disability Equality Index & Employment Discrimination.

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Is employment improving for people with disabilities or is endless poverty the norm?

ICS Care Connections Pilot Program: Reducing ER Visits

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ICS pilot program reduced visits to the emergency room by 24 percent

Nettie Harper: ICS’s Alzheimer’s Expert

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Meet Nettie Harper, our new expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia services.

CARE ACT: A Safe Hospital Discharge

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New Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable Act aims to make hospital discharges safer.

Alzheimer & other forms of dementia: The importance of Enjoying the Moment

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NYC cultural institutions offer enjoyment for people with dementia and their caregivers.

LGBTQ and Need Home Care?

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A five year study recently released found that LGBTQ people have trouble getting culturally competent home care.