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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!

ICS Civics League Update: A visit to Capitol Hill

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 By ICS Civics League Member Stephanie Wallace. Do…

​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.

Mayor Signs Access Bills

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Last month New York City adopted a number of laws to make city services more accessible for people with disabilities. One requiring NYC to make its websites accessible.

Care that is Reponsive

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At the end of last year, ICS identified the call center as a place for potential improvement. After much research and discussion the call center is ready to roll out those improvements.

In Their Own Words

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In celebration of National Social Work Month, three ICS social workers are sharing their story and what being a social worker means to them.

ICS Rehab Engineer, Bob Paradiso: There's a Hack for That!

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Meet Rehab Engineer, Bob Paradiso and some of the high-tech solutions he is bringing to ICS!

Join ICS at ReelAbilities Film Festival

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Come join us at the 8th annual Reelabilities Film Festival and enjoy award-winning film and conversation!

NYC: Bias & Disability Discrimination

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The NYC Commission on Human Rights is working hard to enforce civil rights laws that outlaw discrimination. So much so that the highest number of complaints received in 2015 were not for race or gender bias but for discrimination against people with disabilities.

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.

Meet DOT's Quemuel Arroyo

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Quemuel Arroyo is the first person at New York City’s Department of Transportation (DOT) to hold the title of Policy Analyst for Accessibility and ADA Coordinator, and he already has major plans for the city!

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.

New York City Highlights to Beat Winter Isolation!

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While the NYC weather has been quite pleasant thus far, it will eventually get cold and icy. This can make going out difficult but there is lots to do in NYC this winter making braving the winter weather worth the effort!

Why Barrier Free Living?

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The multifaceted nonprofit organization now known as BFL began in 1986 as the first transitional housing of its kind specifically for people with disabilities. Years later the program has served 295 residents and provided a wide range of services, including managed long-term care management courtesy of ICS, occupational therapy and housing.

Tournament of Champions

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The 2015 Annual Matthew Sapolin Memorial Wheelchair Basketball Tournament took place November 7 and 8 in the Bronx, with the Bulova Stetson Nets defeating the Los Angeles Hotwheels, in thrilling back and forth action, 57-56 in the championship game.