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Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations

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Global leaders and advocates gathered at the United Nations December…
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…

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…

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…

NYC Has Strong Protections for People with Disabilities

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The New York City Human Rights Commission (HRC) has just published…

Why Multiple Sclerosis Specialized Care?

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

People with Disabilities & the Debate over Guns

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In a recent issue of Teen Vogue, journalist S.E. Smith explores…

Disability Rights Advocate Alex Elegudin

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

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.

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…

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…

The ADA is at Risk

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

Meet ICS Care Navigator James Abreu

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When it comes to advocating for ICS members, James Abreu has…

People with Disabilities Save Medicaid

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

Lawsuits Challenge Inaccessible NYC Subways

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It won’t surprise any New Yorker who uses a wheelchair or who…

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.

ICS Rehab Engineer Bob Paradiso: Creative Assistive Tech

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People with disabilities benefit from creative, inexpensive…

Alzheimer’s Disease: Every Minute Counts

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ICS’s Dementia Program Director Nettie Harper took issue with Every Minute Counts because of what she sees as deeply flawed assumptions the film accepts about people with Alzheimer’s.

A Call to Action to People with Disabilities

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Intergenerational panel of advocates urges people with disabilities to stand up and speak out.

ICS Members Testify at NY State Assembly Hearing on Home Care

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When ICS members learned that the New York State Assembly would…