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The Courage to Live

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

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…

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…

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…

Disability Rights Advocate Alex Elegudin

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

Bus Travel Training at ICS Brooklyn

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

Fire Safety Weekend: Learn Fire Safety at ICS Bronx

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

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.

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.

ICS Member Profile: Flo Fox

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¨Don't dream about the things you want to do, just do them. Be your creative self,¨ says Flo Fox... 

The ADA is at Risk

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

Dementia & Family Finance

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A just-completed study carried out by the New York City Department…

Homeless & Disabled in New York City

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

Member Profile: Bernard Linder

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ICS member Bernard Linder of Sheepshead Bay was born in 1918,…

When Disaster Strikes: ICS Plans for Emergencies

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Before the devastating appearance of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey…

Have a Loved One with Dementia? CaringKind is All Around You.

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At ICS we think a lot about the family members of the people…

Access to NYC Agencies

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Improving access to New York City agencies, services for New…

Family Caregivers: from Crisis to Confidence

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ICS joined Caregivers Outreach Ministry Empowerment (C.O.M.E.)…

Join ICS at ReelAbilities Film Festival

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Come join us at the 8th annual Reelabilities Film Festival and enjoy award-winning film and conversation!

NYC: Bias & Disability Discrimination

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The NYC Commission on Human Rights is working hard to enforce civil rights laws that outlaw discrimination. So much so that the highest number of complaints received in 2015 were not for race or gender bias but for discrimination against people with disabilities.

Meet DOT's Quemuel Arroyo

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Quemuel Arroyo is the first person at New York City’s Department of Transportation (DOT) to hold the title of Policy Analyst for Accessibility and ADA Coordinator, and he already has major plans for the city!

New York City Highlights to Beat Winter Isolation!

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While the NYC weather has been quite pleasant thus far, it will eventually get cold and icy. This can make going out difficult but there is lots to do in NYC this winter making braving the winter weather worth the effort!
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.
Komen Walk

The Race Continues

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This past Sunday, September 13, Komen Greater New York City held its 25th Annual Race for the Cure to raise money for breast cancer research and support programs.
ICS Member Veta Walters at 110 years old.

ICS Member Profile: Veta Walters

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At 110 years, ICS member Veta Walters has lived a lot. While physically frail, Veta emanates warmth and still has the spirit to tease her doctor, who visits her regularly at home. Asked why she believes she has lived so long, Veta told us, “Because people have always taken good care of me. My mother, whose name was Rosa, really took good care of me. And now she takes good care of me,” Veta added, pointing at her ICS social worker.

Meet ICS Provider Dr. Gregory Oselkin, DDS

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“I inherited my passion for dentistry from my mother, who was a practicing dentist in both Moscow and New York for 40 years,” explains ICS provider Dr. Gregory Oselkin. “We have deep experience serving patients with disabilities, and our offices comfortably offer services to members speaking English, Spanish, and Russian languages. Several years ago, I had the pleasure of becoming an ICS dental provider.