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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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  Of the thousands of Personal Assistants that are employed by Concepts Consumers in New York City, ten were recently recognized for their outstanding work that goes above and beyond the call of duty. Concepts of Independence was honored to host these extraordinary individuals at a celebrator........
Meghan
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04/20/2016
Deciding to join a CDPAP (Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Program) can be both exciting and scary.  You have accepted the responsibility to take control of your life.  You are rejecting the Medical Model of home care, and are willing to embrace the Independent Living Model.  For........
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Concepts is very excited to introduce the world to our blog, which will be updated weekly with news, tidbits, tutorials, advocacy action alerts, and other updates regarding Concepts and consumer directed services. Both staff and Concepts Consumers are part of the team of writers that will be publish........
Meghan
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