Independence Care System (ICS) was founded in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Olmstead v. L.C., establishing the right of people with disabilities to reject institutional confinement. For more than 20 years, ICS has created innovative programs to help New Yorkers with disabilities live independently and remain healthy in the community, with the freedom to make choices about their lives.
About Our Members:
The average ICS member has 18 diagnoses and takes 10 medications. They are among the most vulnerable New Yorkers. Learn more.
How We Help:
Increasing our members’ health, mobility, and social connections vastly improves their lives. See what we do.
What People Say About ICS:
“Before ICS life was very difficult. I didn’t have fundamental support. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.” Read more.
Barriers to health and wellness faced by people with disabilities are pervasive, destructive, and poorly understood. Find out more.