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Book Review: Make Them Go Away

In Make them Go Away: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Reeve, and the Case Against Disability Rights, Mary Johnson offers an in-depth analysis of how anti-ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) sentiments have crystallized since this landmark legislation for the disability community was signed into law in 1990. It is an excellent work of investigative journalism, and important […]


Independence Radio: Marilyn Saviola and the Fight for Independence

“It never felt right that I shouldn’t be able to live in the community,” Marilyn Saviola, Senior VP for Advocacy and the Women’s Health Access Project, tells host Stephanie Wallace in a new episode of Independence Radio. “If I wanted to have a life, if I wanted to do things, I would have to fight […]


Disability Competency a Priority at ICS

It’s a busy time at Independence Care System. We’re growing at an unprecedented rate, expanding our services for senior adults, welcoming new staff members each month, and just this year opened our new Bronx office. But as we grow, our commitment to supporting adults with physical disabilities and chronic conditions to live at home and […]


ICS VP for Independent Living Urges Rehab Residents to Remember their Mission

In response to a provocative ICS Voices blog by Anna Fay (pictured), ICS VP for Independent Living Services, Adrian Cristian, MD, Rehabilitation Residency Program Director at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, invited Anna to speak to Rehab residents and medical students taking an elective in that department. “After I read Anna’s blog, I thought […]


ADA Anniversary – Where We’ve Come From and Where We’re Going

July 26 will mark the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Introduced in 1990 to prevent discrimination towards people with disabilities and to guarantee their right to “enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services,” the ADA was a landmark piece […]


HUD Issues New Guidance to Expand Housing Options For People With Disabilities

June 22nd marks the 14th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s Olmstead Decision. The Court ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act may require states to provide community-based services so that people with disabilities could live in the community rather than institutions. The Court affirmed that “unjustified isolation of individuals with disabilities is properly […]