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,…

Text or Email Your Transportation Request

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

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…

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…

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…

T.K. Small vs Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

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The Congress members who wrote the 21st Century CURES Act…

Behavioral Health & Disability

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Untreated behavioral health problems can undermine anyone’s…

A Fresh Batch of Robocall Scams for 2018

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As I read a recent article about automated phone calls – robocalls…

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…

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…

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…

New Rules for Appeals and Fair Hearing Rights Effective May 1

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What is changing on May 1, 2018? New federal Medicaid managed…

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…
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They Want Docile: Human Rights Watch investigates U.S. nursing homes

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Human Rights Watch has been investigating U.S. nursing homes. Read more!

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.

The Independent Has Gone Digital!

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