“When I see a newly-referred MS patient and she rolls into my office in a motorized wheelchair, clearly having suffered extensive disability due to this disease, I breathe a deep sigh of relief if she tells me she is an ICS member.” This sentiment was expressed by Dr. Stephen Krieger, a neurologist, professor, and expert […]
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Jason DaSilva, a talented artist and documentary filmmaker, is an ICS member with multiple sclerosis who has advanced to the point where he needs 24 hours of personal assistance. With these crucial supports in place, Jason is able to continue making the personal documentaries, such as 2014’s “When I Walk,” that have won him praise […]
Jean Minkel, ICS Senior Vice President for Rehabilitation Services, writes about the challenges clinicians face in honoring the wishes of the people they serve.
A five year study recently released found that LGBTQ people have trouble getting culturally competent home care.
The ICS Mentoring Program trains people with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to mentor other people living with these conditions. “I want to give people access to resources in the community that I didn’t have,” said Hilda, an ICS member who attended ICS’s first peer mentorship training program this month. The goal […]
“It never felt right that I shouldn’t be able to live in the Community,” Marilyn Saviola, ICS Senior VP for Advocacy and the Women’s Health Access Project, told Independence Radio host Stephanie Wallace. “If I wanted to have a life, if I wanted to do things, I would have to fight for them. I knew that.” […]
“A lot of medical professionals just see me as a failure. People at ICS don’t. ICS should be the model for how care for people with severe disabilities is delivered.” ICS member Barbara Bobbi Linn. ICS was created to fill a gap in care in New York City at a time when adults with physical […]
Accurate sexuality information for people with disabilities and those without is the best way to break through this misinformation and make the topic less taboo and the two-day seminar at Mt. Sinai Hospital did just that.
Women with disabilities have an absolute right to receive breast cancer screening and ICS is here to help you when you are seeking this kind of care. Our “Know Your Rights” tip sheet is available in Spanish and English, and designed to support you in getting regular breast exams and cancer screenings. Developed with a grant from the […]
ICS member Stephanie Wallace is also a member of the Civics League for Disability Rights, a group of New Yorkers with disabilities who are actively engaged with the public policies that most affect them. Stephanie wrote about a visit to Capitol Hill. Do you know that there are people who feel so passionately about a […]
New Yorkers of all stripes are angry about the subway right now, as service continues its years-long nosedive.
Last week ICS’s Marilyn Saviola, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, received a 2015 Viscardi Achievement Award. It wasn’t until I read several New York Times articles about Henry Viscardi, Jr., whose own achievements these annual awards pay homage to, that I understood the parallels in the lives of these two.
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