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Homeless & Disabled in New York City

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A settlement just reached in Butler v. The City of New York should…

Meet ICS Care Navigator James Abreu

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

When Disaster Strikes: ICS Plans for Emergencies

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Before the devastating appearance of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey…

FDNY EMT Recruits ICS!

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ICS helps FDNY's EMT Division learn how to transport wheelchairs…

Lawsuits Challenge Inaccessible NYC Subways

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

Civics League Update: A visit to Capitol Hill

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 By Civics League member Stephanie Wallace. Do you…

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!

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.

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!

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.
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.