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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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Every Concepts Consumer is unique in the disability that they have. There is a portion of Concepts Consumers and Surrogates who are dealing with Alzheimer’s and other memory loss diseases. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has many resources that can assist such Consumers, thei........
Guest blogger: Alzheimer's Foundation of America
I remember the time when I moved to the Bronx in Spring 2007 from Putnam County in upstate New York.  One of the many things I had to take care of was ensuring that I would have home health care to begin my life as an independent career woman living in her own place for the very first time. &nb........
Tabitha Estrellado
Former Ms. Wheelchair NY 2016 recently made a guest appearance at the Concepts of Independence Gala in November. Since most of her advocacy work focuses on children with disabilities, we were thrilled to have her there to present the Special Wishes awards to the kids of Concepts. As a Concepts Consu........
Jessica de la Rosa
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