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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…

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…

Disability, Healthcare & Judge Kavanaugh

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With protests reminiscent of those that surrounded the 1987 nomination…

Making Healthcare Accessible

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

Why Multiple Sclerosis Specialized Care?

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

Three ICS Icons Inducted in Disability Rights Hall of Fame

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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.

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,…

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!

The ADA is at Risk

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For the past 27 years, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities…

Homeless & Disabled in New York City

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A settlement just reached in Butler v. The City of New York should…

When Disaster Strikes: ICS Plans for Emergencies

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Before the devastating appearance of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey…

Disability Pride Parade - New York City

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In recognition of the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, thousands of New Yorkers with disabilities, along with their families and friends, celebrated the 3rd Annual Disability Pride Parade last Sunday, July 9.

Voters with disabilities: post-election Progress?

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The concerns of people with disabilities were highlighted during the election. Now what?

ICS Women’s Health Conference: Shining From Within

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The 2016 From Within Conference was a celebration of our community and accomplishments.

Disability Pride is Huge!

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New York’s second annual Disability Pride Parade sent a strong message and ICS was there!

Meet Ms. Wheelchair NY!

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Meet ICS member Jessica De La Rosa, who as Ms. Wheelchair NY is all about helping people out.

Enforcing Olmstead

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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.

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.
Parks and Accessibility

NYC Parks & the ADA

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With a vast collection of public property – about 29,000 acres! – it’s extremely important that everyone who wants to, can use NYC parks, gardens, gyms, beaches, playgrounds and other venues.

Work & Disability in NYC

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While acknowledging the landmark law’s success in radically increasing the opportunities and visibility of people with disabilities in American life, the 61-page report from the Center for the Independence of the Disabled, titled ADA 25: Many Bridges to Cross, notes that major disparities in well-being between people with disabilities and the general public persist.

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.

To Protect and Serve

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The lack of competency police officers have when interacting with people who have disabilities can carry a heavy cost.

I Can Rock the Cradle Too

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A recent spate of cases have surfaced around the country where children have been removed from the care of parents with disabilities. It's vital to remember: The right to be a parent does not automatically end because a parent has a disability.

A Cure for Inaccessible Health Care in NYC

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The law requires health care providers to make their services accessible to people with disabilities. NYPLI explains what you need to know about obtaining accessible care at a hospital, clinic, or private office of a doctor, dentist or specialist.

The Words We Use When We Talk about People with Disabilities: What’s so bad about “handicapped” and “wheelchair-bound?”

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The push to change the way we speak about people with disabilities is decades old. People with disabilities do not want to be defined by a limitation or physical or medical condition any more than anyone else does. Disability is just one part of the make-up of a whole person.