The ICS comprehensive wheelchair evaluation program is now called On A Roll, and we are growing to meet the need for our expert services. For many people, having the right wheelchair is the key to protecting their health and maintaining their independence. On A Roll can now offer ICS’s renowned wheelchair and complex rehab equipment […]
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In thinking about Dr. Martin Luther King as his birthday approaches, I was looking into connections between the civil rights movement that he helped to lead for racial equality and the disability rights movement. I’ve always been interested in the intersection of groups of people who are discriminated against. I’ve also been thinking about how […]
Marilyn Saviola, Disability Rights Advocate, Is Dead at 74 Polio left her in a wheelchair. It also started her on a lifelong fight to change perceptions and break down real-world obstacles. By Neil Genzlinger N.Y. / REGION Accessible Homes? Not Really, Say Disabled Residents By GLENN COLLINSAUG. 24, 2008 N.Y. / REGION U.S. Says […]
“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 […]
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 […]
“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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