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"I enjoy my life to the best of my ability."

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"I have complete control over how I live my life."

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“Concepts has really changed my life.”

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Independence is both a right & a responsibility.

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Concepts of Independence, Inc. pioneered the original Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services program (CDPAS) in 1980, enabling severely disabled and chronically ill individuals to hire, train and supervise the Personal Assistant home care worker of their choice. CDPAS was a revolution: it allowed these severely disabled individuals to live independently, with freedom and dignity.  Further, CDPAS is administered at a lower cost than a traditional home care program, saving New York State Medicaid millions of dollars per year.

 
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Many members of the Concepts community are passionate about the freedom, independence, and dignity that being a part of consumer direction allows. Because our program is so unique, it means different things to different people. That was amazingly apparent when we asked Concepts community members ........
Meghan
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08/15/2016
It has been so fun keeping up with this year’s 2016 Olympics in Rio and we are also incredibly excited about the Paralympics coming up in September! We thought we would share a list of some athletes to watch that will be competing for Team USA this year! - Chuck Aoki will be competing in whee........
Joanna Bailet
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Do you want to have your work published with us? Photographs, Poems, Paintings, Drawings, Short Stories, … Anything! Concepts of Independence will be hosting our 2016 Gala this Fall, where the theme is “A Growing Community.” Concepts has been growing all across New York State,........
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