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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.

In a perfect world, you would hire a PCA and the relationship lasts forever.  You could work out any differences and everything is fine.  Well, the world is far from perfect.  You will need to occasionally fire a PCA.  My recommendation is to do it via telephone or email. The my........
Anthony Trocchia
The Concepts 2017 NYC Personal Assistant Awards Luncheon took place in Brooklyn last month, and was a resounding success. Each year, Concepts honors a group of Personal Assistants who were nominated by their Consumer as PA of the Year. A special committee of Consumers, Board and staff get together a........
On Sunday, July 9, 2017 the Disability Pride NYC Parade will take place. The purpose of the parade “is to promote inclusion, awareness, and visibility of people with disabilities, and redefine public perception of disability.”  The parade will begin at 11am in Union Square Park, a........
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