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National MS Society names ICS a “Partner in Care”: Kudos for the ICS MS Program!

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“When I see a newly-referred MS patient and she rolls into…

ICS Member Kenny Vargas: He’s Number 1

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In July 1999, Kenny Vargas, a native of the Dominican Republic…

ICS Rainbow Connection’s Evelyn Castillo at Gay Pride

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One of the founders and leaders of ICS’s LGBTQ support group…

Bus Travel Training at ICS Brooklyn

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

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…

Death Doula: Friendship Eases the End of Life

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Attitudes toward death and dying differ from culture to culture and person to person. At the same time, emerging trends can be seen as the U.S. population continues to age.

The ADA is at Risk

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

Lawsuits Challenge Inaccessible NYC Subways

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

ICS Rehab Engineer Bob Paradiso: Creative Assistive Tech

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People with disabilities benefit from creative, inexpensive…

Health Action 2017: Protecting the Affordable Care Act!

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The healthcare community speaks out: protect the Affordable…

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!
Parks and Accessibility

NYC Parks & the ADA

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With a vast collection of public property – about 29,000 acres! – it’s extremely important that everyone who wants to, can use NYC parks, gardens, gyms, beaches, playgrounds and other venues.

Summer of Celebration: ADA25NYC and From Within 2015

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As part of ADA25NYC, ICS will co-sponsor the 6th Annual “From Within” Women’s Health Conference on Saturday, July 25.

Still Rare: Museums Highlighting Historic Contributions of People with Disabilities to American Life

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People with disabilities, the largest minority in the United States, have made enormous social, political and cultural contributions to American life.

Keeping Wheelchair Users on the Move

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If you use a wheelchair, as 30 percent of our members do, you…

People with Disabilities in Pop Culture - A Work in Progress

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In October the annual report Where We Are on TV was released,…

ICS Lauds Federal Guidelines to Make Health Care More Accessible

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Since 2008 the ICS Women’s Health Access Program has been breaking…

An ICS Holiday Message: The Joy of Giving Back

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A natural born dancer, ICS member advocate Marcus Johnson (pictured)…

ICS Member Invites All to MS Walk

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At 21, Sasha Quinones was employed in a bank, studied Computer…

Staying Wound-Free with ICS

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More than 40% of ICS members are at risk of skin breakdown, that…

ICS Experts Present at Major Mobility Conference

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Since ICS was founded, we have recognized the importance of wheelchairs…

Physiatry: Mission Lost?

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I am prompted to write this because I have experienced a vague…

The Scooter Store: Who is Really Getting Ripped Off?

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“My wheelchair is my legs, without it I would die.” Franklin…

Dolls in Wheelchairs: Empowering or Patronizing?

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My 8-year-old daughter, Gracie, was very excited to get a wheelchair…

City Comptroller Liu Rejects "Taxi of Tomorrow"

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At a press conference today, New York City Comptroller, John…

ICS Participates in University of Pittsburgh Study

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Last year, the University of Pittsburgh Department of Rehabilitation…

Accessible Dispatch: New Yorkers Rollin' On Out

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After a long, hot summer debating New York City’s responsibility…

Commissioner Victor Calise Wants You!

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Newly appointed Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People…

Magic in Motion

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These days, wheelchair users are no wallflowers. They’re sweeping…