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Behavioral Health & Disability

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Untreated behavioral health problems can undermine anyone’s…

State Changes Nursing Home Benefit for MLTCs

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You may have recently received a letter from the New York State…

Bus Travel Training at ICS Brooklyn

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Does the idea of using a public bus make you nervous because…

Brooklyn Door Policy Changes

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Effective Monday, April 23, the ICS Brooklyn office door will…

New Call Center Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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As of March 1, 2018, the ICS Call Center will be making the following…

Independence Radio: Rosemary Salopek: Depression and Disability

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What is behavioral health and how does it differ from mental…

The Independent Has Gone Digital!

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Beginning this month, The Independent will now have a permanent home on ICS' website.

Anna Fay (1938-2017): A Life of Activism

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Our beloved friend and colleague Anna Fay passed away Friday, December 15, 2017, after a brief illness.

A Member “Grievance” is now a “Complaint”: What You Need to Know

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As of March 1, however, ICS is changing the way we refer to grievances, but the process will stay the same. A member “grievance” is now a “complaint.”

Three ICS Icons Inducted in Disability Rights Hall of Fame

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The NYS Independent Living Council (NYSILC) has inducted three giants of ICS and disability rights history among the first honorees of the newly created New York State Disability Rights Hall of Fame.

At 103 ICS Member Jane Packes enjoys her family and her freedom!

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At ICS, we help keep our members thriving – even at 103!…

Why Self-Advocacy? What’s at Stake For Consumers with Disabilities

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My name is Daniel Winchester and I am a resident of Manhattan,…

Think all Wheelchairs are Alike? Just ask an ICS Member!

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New members often arrive at ICS in a wheelchair that is ill-suited to their disability, physical condition, strengths and needs.

Watch Now: The ICS Dementia Team

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ICS Dementia Program Director Nettie Harper recently explained how we work with members with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

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…

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.)…