Women With Disabilities Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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In what made for an engaging and educational day, women with…

Victory! Court Rules CDPAP Cuts Unconstitutional

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In a significant victory for New Yorkers with disabilities, Albany…

Preserving an ICS Member’s Job and Independence

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Independence Care System (ICS) Transitions Of Care Director…

Rachael Stacom Honored by National MS Society

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Independence Care System’s (ICS) Senior Vice President of Clinical…

ICS Members Testify At Implicit Bias Hearing

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Independence Care System (ICS) members and staff recently testified…

30 Minutes on Disability-Competent Care

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In what made for an informative and insightful event, Independence…

ICS Members Protest Budget Cuts to Consumer Directed Care

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As pedestrians paced down the sidewalk passed New York State…

Finally! NY to Get Accessible Street Corners

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In what many New Yorkers consider to be a landmark victory, the…

Bronx MS Center Recognized for Top Tier Care

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“We’re able to provide comprehensive care and change health…

ICS Mentorship Program Presented at National MS Conference

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Independence Care System (ICS) Disability Program Director…

Rick Surpin Honored For Advocacy by Commissioner, Mayor

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Independence Care System (ICS) President and CEO Rick Surpin…

EVV: A Roadblock To Independence?

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A number of community members at a recent Electronic Visit Verification…

Barbara “Bobbi” Linn – Advocate Extraordinaire

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Longtime Independence Care System (ICS) member, and founder and…

Making Health Services Accessible

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Independence Care System’s Senior Vice President of Clinical…

Let’s Make Community Integration Real

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The 1990 passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)…

ICS: MS Society Partner in Care

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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, is…

The Beauty of Patient Autonomy

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Jean Minkel, ICS Senior Vice President for Rehabilitation Services, writes about the challenges clinicians face in honoring the wishes of the people they serve.

LGBTQ and Need Home Care?

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A five year study recently released found that LGBTQ people have trouble getting culturally competent home care.

Making Healthcare Accessible

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Claire Abenante, Director of the ICS Health Access Program wrote…

NYC: Bias & Disability Discrimination

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The NYC Commission on Human Rights is working hard to enforce civil rights laws that outlaw discrimination. So much so that the highest number of complaints received in 2015 were not for race or gender bias but for discrimination against people with disabilities.

Date night at ICS

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ICS member Stephanie Wallace is host of Independence Radio…

Keeping Wheelchair Users on the Move

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If you use a wheelchair, you know how important it is to have…

Peer Mentoring for People with MS and SCI

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The ICS Mentoring Program trains people with spinal cord injuries…

Independence Radio: Marilyn Saviola and the Fight for Independence

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“It never felt right that I shouldn’t be able to live in…

What is Disability Expertise Anyway?

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“A lot of medical professionals just see me as a failure. People…

From Injury to Intimacy

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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.

Independence Radio: A Vital Relationship

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ICS Medical Director Kwame Kitson MD on making the most of your medical appointments.