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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…

Jason DaSilva and the Impossible Choice

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Jason DaSilva, a talented artist and documentary filmmaker,…

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…

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!

A Member’s Perspective on Activism

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I joined the Civics League for Disability Rights in January,…

Healthy Holiday Season Feasting: Eating Well for the Holidays   

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In the millennia before supermarkets and refrigerators, the autumn…

Police officers and older adults: Criminalizing Aging?

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I recently learned that over a decade when arrests by police…

When Disaster Strikes: ICS Plans for Emergencies

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Before the devastating appearance of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey…

People with MS and Spinal Cord Injuries Mentor Peers

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A new ICS Mentoring Program is training people with spinal…

People with Disabilities Save Medicaid

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Two days ago an opinion piece in The New York Times celebrated…

Tournament of Champions

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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.

To Educate and Empower: NASW-NYC Disabilities Task Force

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The National Association of Social Workers Disabilities Task Force was launched to educate and empower social workers with and without disabilities, so they are better equipped to advocate for people with disabilities.

After Olmstead

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June 22 marks the 16th anniversary of what has come to be known as “Olmstead v. L.C.,” the “Olmstead Decision,” or simply Olmstead. For the disability rights community, the term is a familiar one.

Summer of Celebration: ADA25NYC and From Within 2015

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As part of ADA25NYC, ICS will co-sponsor the 6th Annual “From Within” Women’s Health Conference on Saturday, July 25.

80 Years of Fighting for Disability Rights

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Eighty years ago this week, a small group staged a sit-in at the Works Progress Administration in New York City. Unbeknownst to them, a powerful movement was born that day.