The Fair Housing Act (FHA), passed into law in 1968, protects several classes of individuals from discrimination when renting, buying, or financing a home, including people with disabilities, while New York State and the New York City Human Rights Law provide additional protections based on factors such as age and citizenship. The FHA, through a […]
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New York’s second annual Disability Pride Parade sent a strong message and ICS was there!
The 2015 Annual Matthew Sapolin Memorial Wheelchair Basketball Tournament took place November 7 and 8 in the Bronx, with the Bulova Stetson Nets defeating the Los Angeles Hotwheels, in thrilling back and forth action, 57-56 in the championship game.
Jason was an up-and-coming documentary filmmaker at the time he was diagnosed with MS. Shortly afterwards, with his family’s encouragement, he decided to document his challenges through film.
If you use a wheelchair, as 30 percent of our members do, you know how important it is to have your equipment in tiptop shape. That’s why ICS took action early on in the life of our agency, creating the only comprehensive, community-based wheelchair evaluation, repair and maintenance program in NYC. Our Program, which operates […]
Many people struggle with finding inspiration in their work. Often people’s skills don’t align with their passions. The search to find the right connection can take a long time, with a true match often never found. For Angela Melledy, though, a connection was made in the 1980s—sparked by a decision to volunteer for the Paralympic […]
I joined Independence Care System (ICS) in October as the Director of Community Engagement and have quickly come to realize how special this organization is. While going through the interviewing process, I heard a few common themes—that employees truly love their work, are committed to the ICS mission, and have a strong sense of family. […]