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The Courage to Live

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

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,…

Text or Email Your Transportation Request

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Tired of being on hold waiting in the queue for a representative…

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…

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…

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…

ICS Rehab engineer Bob Paradiso on assistive technology for independent living

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ICS rehab engineer Bob Paradiso creates custom assistive technology…

State Changes Nursing Home Benefit for MLTCs

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You may have recently received a letter from the New York State…

Bus Travel Training at ICS Brooklyn

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Does the idea of using a public bus make you nervous because…

Brooklyn Door Policy Changes

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Effective Monday, April 23, the ICS Brooklyn office door will…

New Call Center Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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As of March 1, 2018, the ICS Call Center will be making the following…

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…

The Independent Has Gone Digital!

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

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.

A Member “Grievance” is now a “Complaint”: What You Need to Know

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As of March 1, however, ICS is changing the way we refer to grievances, but the process will stay the same. A member “grievance” is now a “complaint.”

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.

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.

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.

Healthy Holiday Season Feasting: Eating Well for the Holidays   

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In the millennia before supermarkets and refrigerators, the autumn…

The ADA is at Risk

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

Neighborhood Care: Close to Where You Live

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At ICS, we believe that a key element of knowing our members…

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…