NYC Residents with Disabilities to Benefit from Where We Live NYC Initiative

NYC Residents with Disabilities to Benefit from Where We Live NYC Initiative

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The Fair Housing Act (FHA), passed into law in 1968, protects…

National MS Society names ICS a “Partner in Care”: Kudos for the ICS MS Program!

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“When I see a newly-referred MS patient and she rolls into…

Do People with Disabilities Really Need an Airline Bill of Rights?

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A law signed on October 5 to fund the Federal Aviation Administration…

Jason DaSilva and the Impossible Choice

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Jason DaSilva, a talented artist and documentary filmmaker,…

Disability, Healthcare & Judge Kavanaugh

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With protests reminiscent of those that surrounded the 1987 nomination…

ICS Member Kenny Vargas: He’s Number 1

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In July 1999, Kenny Vargas, a native of the Dominican Republic…

Making Healthcare Accessible

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Although it’s been 28 years since the passage of the Americans…

Lawmakers, MTA & Disability Advocates Discuss Overdue Transit Access

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It’s no secret that the New York City subway system is woefully…

NYC Has Strong Protections for People with Disabilities

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The New York City Human Rights Commission (HRC) has just published…

ICS Rainbow Connection’s Evelyn Castillo at Gay Pride

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One of the founders and leaders of ICS’s LGBTQ support group…

T.K. Small vs Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

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The Congress members who wrote the 21st Century CURES Act…

Behavioral Health & Disability

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Untreated behavioral health problems can undermine anyone’s…

A Fresh Batch of Robocall Scams for 2018

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As I read a recent article about automated phone calls – robocalls…

What is Disability Expertise?

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“A lot of medical professionals just see me as a failure. People…

Why Multiple Sclerosis Specialized Care?

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A number of years ago, in recognition of our expertise in supporting…

People with Disabilities & the Debate over Guns

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In a recent issue of Teen Vogue, journalist S.E. Smith explores…

Disability Rights Advocate Alex Elegudin

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Alex Elegudin is an attorney, President of Wheeling Forward and…

ICS Rehab engineer Bob Paradiso on assistive technology for independent living

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ICS rehab engineer Bob Paradiso creates custom assistive technology…

Independence Radio: Rosemary Salopek: Depression and Disability

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What is behavioral health and how does it differ from mental…
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They Want Docile: Human Rights Watch investigates U.S. nursing homes

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Human Rights Watch has been investigating U.S. nursing homes. Read more!

News Roundup: MTA Subway Access

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New Yorkers of all stripes are angry about the subway right now, as service continues its years-long nosedive.

The Independent Has Gone Digital!

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Beginning this month, The Independent will now have a permanent home on ICS' website.

At 103 ICS Member Jane Packes enjoys her family and her freedom!

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At ICS, we help keep our members thriving – even at 103!…

Why Self-Advocacy? What’s at Stake For Consumers with Disabilities

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My name is Daniel Winchester and I am a resident of Manhattan,…

Think all Wheelchairs are Alike? Just ask an ICS Member!

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New members often arrive at ICS in a wheelchair that is ill-suited to their disability, physical condition, strengths and needs.

Medicare’s Homecare Benefit: What You Need to Know

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Until a few weeks ago, I had no idea that Medicare covers long-term…

Watch Now: The ICS Dementia Team

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ICS Dementia Program Director Nettie Harper recently explained how we work with members with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

Deregulating Nursing Homes Leaves Patients at Risk

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One of the last places anyone wants to find themselves is in…

Reflecting on Dr. King and the Disability Rights Movement

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Dr. Martin Luther King and the connections between the Civil Rights Movement and the Disability Rights Movement. Read more!

Death Doula: Friendship Eases the End of Life

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Attitudes toward death and dying differ from culture to culture and person to person. At the same time, emerging trends can be seen as the U.S. population continues to age.