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Resources for People with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Pandemic  

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge across New York…

Home Care Workers, Personal Aides Allowed To Work Amid Pandemic

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In an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in New York…

ICS Members Testify At Medicaid Redesign Team Forum

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A number of community members expressed anger and concern over…

ICS Member’s Lawsuit Increases Accessibility

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Independence Care System (ICS) and Civics League for Disability…

ICS Members Testify At Implicit Bias Hearing

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

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…

Rick Surpin Honored For Advocacy by Commissioner, Mayor

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

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.

What is Disability Expertise Anyway?

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