“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 […]
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New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) and an audience of colleagues, admirers and friends yesterday honored Marilyn Saviola, Vice President, Advocacy and the Women’s Health Access Program, as she received NYLPI’s prestigious “Felix A. Fishman Award for Extraordinary Advocacy” award. Marilyn is one of New York’s most respected disability activists, having spent over […]
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.
Tomorrow night, October 25, the 504 North Star Democratic Club—the Northern Manhattan branch of a NYC-based coalition of Democrats promoting political and social inclusion for people with disabilities—will honor Marilyn Saviola, ICS Vice President, Advocacy and the Women’s Health Access Program, at their 12th Annual Town Hall Awards Dinner. As the recipient of the “Women’s […]
Last week ICS’s Marilyn Saviola, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, received a 2015 Viscardi Achievement Award. It wasn’t until I read several New York Times articles about Henry Viscardi, Jr., whose own achievements these annual awards pay homage to, that I understood the parallels in the lives of these two.
Last month Marilyn Saviola, ICS Senior Vice President for Advocacy and the Women’s Health Access Program, sat on a panel at the International Symposium on Achieving Health Equity Through Community Partnerships.
Marilyn Saviola has lots of dreams for a better world. One dream that she kept alive for decades involves a world where women with physical disabilities have access to women’s health care, to all the care they need to live full, healthy, independent lives.
The NYS Independent Living Council (NYSILC) has inducted three giants of ICS and disability rights history among the first honorees of the newly created New York State Disability Rights Hall of Fame.
When ICS members learned that the New York State Assembly would be holding hearings on the home care workforce on February 22 in downtown Manhattan, well over 40 were moved to make their presence felt and their feelings known about this issue of vital importance to their lives. The large numbers of people with disabilities […]
New York’s second annual Disability Pride Parade sent a strong message and ICS was there!
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.
This past Saturday ICS, the Rusk Institute and the New York City chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association sponsored From Injury to Independence: A Spinal Cord Injury Symposium.
ICS was proud to host the 6th annual From Within conference for women with physical disabilities last Saturday. Hear from some of the attendees!
As part of ADA25NYC, ICS will co-sponsor the 6th Annual “From Within” Women’s Health Conference on Saturday, July 25.
The very first post on this blog celebrated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the strides in independence it made possible. Next year ICS will join in observing the 25th Anniversary of the ADA with events throughout New York City. As 2014 draws to an end, we thought it was a good time to take […]
When the Americans with Disabilities Act was first debated, opponents warned that it would open a whole new avenue to lawsuits, ultimately benefiting lawyers more than people with disabilities. Small businesses, opponents argued, were especially vulnerable.
From Within, the 5th Annual ICS Health Conference for Women with Physical Disabilities is Saturday, June 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. From Within is a day to ask questions, make new friends and learn new ways to enjoy staying healthy. Most of all, it’s a day to celebrate and enjoy the remarkable community of women of which you are part.
A natural born dancer, ICS member advocate Marcus Johnson (pictured) grew up “breakin and poppin” on New Jersey’s streets. His raw talent recognized, he was in his second year, on full scholarship, at Manhattan’s world-renowned Julliard School when tragedy struck. On June 2, 1991, a friend invited Marcus to go for a ride to a […]
Independence Care System (ICS) and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) applaud the New York City Council for supporting accessible care for people with disabilities in the Health and Hospital Corporation’s (HHC) facilities. The City Council agreed to provide New York City’s public hospitals with $2.5 million over the 2013-2014 fiscal year and […]
A new study, reported Pauline W. Chen, MD, in the New York Times on 05/23/2013 (“Disability and Discrimination at the Doctor’s Office”), has confirmed what many members of Independence Care System knew already: that individuals with disabilities often receive substandard health care. Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the new study was led by […]
How would you like to spend a day feeling absolutely good enough—just as you are? If the answer is yes, be sure to come to the 4th Annual conference for women with disabilities, From Within 2013, on June 1st. The conference aims to inform women, to applaud women’s accomplishments, and to help women see that they […]
The NYS Independent Living Council (NYSILC) has inducted three giants of ICS and disability rights history among the first honorees of the newly created New York State Disability Rights Hall of Fame. Marilyn E. Saviola, ICS Senior Vice President of Advocacy and the Health Access Project, will be honored along with posthumous awards for Anna […]
ICS’s Women’s Health Program is poised to break down more barriers to health care for women with disabilities. A $300,000 grant awarded by the Ira W. De Camp Foundation will enable ICS to replicate the program in three sites around the City.