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Independence Radio: How To Talk With Your Doctor

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On the latest episode of Independence Radio, host Stephanie Wallace…

Securing An Apartment For An ICS Member

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Independence Care System (ICS) Community Health Worker Tirso…

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and the Disability Rights Movement

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In thinking about Dr. Martin Luther King as his birthday approaches,…

CDPAANYS Hosts New York #SaveCDPA Listening Tour

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In an effort to engage consumers, personal care assistants and…

ICS Member’s Lawsuit Increases Accessibility

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

Civics League Protests Governor Cuomo’s Service Cuts

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“These are necessary services for our well-being that we need…

Sharifa Abu-Hamda: An Advocate For People With Disabilities

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As people with disabilities continue to face a number of obstacles,…

Victory! Court Rules CDPAP Cuts Unconstitutional

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

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…

Bronx MS Center Recognized for Top Tier Care

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

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…

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.

News Roundup: MTA Subway Access

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New Yorkers of all stripes are angry about the subway right now, as service continues its years-long nosedive.