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Women With Disabilities Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

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)…

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…

Peer Mentoring for People with MS and SCI

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The ICS Mentoring Program trains people with spinal cord injuries…

Independence Radio: A Vital Relationship

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

A Lifetime of Advocacy

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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.