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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 […]


Marilyn Saviola, Felix A. Fishman Award Honoree

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 […]


Marilyn Receives 2015 Henry Viscardi Achievement Award!

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.


Marilyn Flies the Flag for ICS Women’s Health Program

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 […]


ICS Members Testify at NY State Assembly Hearing on Home Care

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 […]


Come Celebrate Yourself at the ICS Women’s Health Conference!

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.


City Council Funds Greater Accessibility in HHC Facilities, Thanks ICS for its Advocacy

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 […]


People with Disabilities Lack Access to Health Care, New Study Confirms

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 […]