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Independence is both a right & a responsibility.


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.

When Concepts recently put a call out to our Consumers to let us know about any musical talents and endeavors of theirs that they’d like to share, we were delighted to hear from the mom of Francis Iaconetti. Read her words about her son’s road to finding music, and the beautiful relation........
Francis Iaconetti
Concepts of Independence had a great time marching, rolling and enjoying the Disability Pride Parade in NYC on Sunday. Here are some photos from the da. Thanks to Concepts staff Beata Jakubowski and Annette Carrasquillo for being there and taking such great shots!   ........
What does independence sound like? We invite you to find out. Save the date to join us for a Gala of a different kind on October 19, 2017 in Brooklyn, and hear the sounds that embrace the spirit of independence for people with disabilities. Further details, tickets and sponsorship opportunities will........
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