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The Courage to Live

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Her name was Elizabeth, she said, but people called her Ellie.…
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…

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…

Behavioral Health & Disability

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Untreated behavioral health problems can undermine anyone’s…

Why Multiple Sclerosis Specialized Care?

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

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…

Fire Safety Weekend: Learn Fire Safety at ICS Bronx

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In recent months, several deadly, large fires have rattled…

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.

Anna Fay (1938-2017): A Life of Activism

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Our beloved friend and colleague Anna Fay passed away Friday, December 15, 2017, after a brief illness.

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…

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…

How the tax bill will hurt older Americans and people with disabilities

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This past spring and summer saw a massive outpouring of opposition…

Homeless & Disabled in New York City

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

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 Disabilities Save Medicaid

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

Design for Independence

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Have a disability? What can’t you do in your home that you wish you could do with the push of a button, voice command, or eye movement? Very likely, there’s a hack for that!

Civics League Update: A visit to Capitol Hill

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 By Civics League member Stephanie Wallace. Do you…

​Palliative Care = Comfort

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When an ICS member has a serious condition that cannot be cured…

ICS Independence Radio: From Injury to Intimacy

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Stephanie Wallace leads a lively conversation with two experts in sexuality and disability on the latest episode of ICS’s Independence Radio.