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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…

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…

Family Caregivers: from Crisis to Confidence

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

Disability Pride is Huge!

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

NYC: Affordable Accessible Housing?

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It’s tough for anyone to find affordable housing in New York City; if you have a disability, it’s even harder. But it’s important to know that you have options and rights.

Mayor Signs Access Bills

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Last month New York City adopted a number of laws to make city services more accessible for people with disabilities. One requiring NYC to make its websites accessible.
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.

Disability Film Fest

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A full preview of the 2015 ReelAbilities Film Festival. This year it's in New York City with new films, shorts, musical performances, and special guests!

Jason DaSilva: Paving the Way for People with Disabilities through Film and Technology

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Jason was an up-and-coming documentary filmmaker at the time he was diagnosed with MS. Shortly afterwards, with his family’s encouragement, he decided to document his challenges through film.

When Memory Fails—Caring for a loved one with dementia

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When a parent, friend, spouse or sibling has dementia it can be—pick your adjective—frustrating, frightening, exhausting, overwhelming, confusing and sad. As your loved one loses his or her memory and the ability to function independently, it naturally evokes strong emotions.