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Why Multiple Sclerosis Specialized Care?

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A number of years ago, in recognition of our expertise in supporting…

People with Disabilities & the Debate over Guns

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In a recent issue of Teen Vogue, journalist S.E. Smith explores…

Disability Rights Advocate Alex Elegudin

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Alex Elegudin is an attorney, President of Wheeling Forward and…

ICS Rehab engineer Bob Paradiso on assistive technology for independent living

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ICS rehab engineer Bob Paradiso creates custom assistive technology…

Independence Radio: Rosemary Salopek: Depression and Disability

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

Fire Safety Weekend: Learn Fire Safety at ICS Bronx

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In recent months, several deadly, large fires have rattled…

News Roundup: MTA Subway Access

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New Yorkers of all stripes are angry about the subway right now, as service continues its years-long nosedive.

Medicare’s Homecare Benefit: What You Need to Know

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Until a few weeks ago, I had no idea that Medicare covers long-term…

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…

The ADA is at Risk

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

Meet ICS Care Navigator James Abreu

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When it comes to advocating for ICS members, James Abreu has…

People with Disabilities Save Medicaid

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

Lawsuits Challenge Inaccessible NYC Subways

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It won’t surprise any New Yorker who uses a wheelchair or who…

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 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…
Police Officers and People with Disabilities, Mental Illness.

Policing & Mental Health

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If you watch enough police procedurals, you are familiar…

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.

Voters with disabilities: post-election Progress?

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

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.

Disability Pride is Huge!

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New York’s second annual Disability Pride Parade sent a strong message and ICS was there!

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.

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.