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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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Concepts of Independence is pleased to announce our 2016 Annual Gala: A Growing Community. Please mark your calendars for Thursday, November 3, 2016 for a celebration of people with disabilities growing and contributing to their communities. We will be honoring Senator Charles Schumer for his work i........
Meghan
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I have been a Concepts consumer for nearly 22 years. I was a client of a traditional home care agency for 13 long and disappointing years. I found out about Concepts through a neighbor and friend. He never spoke about or shared what it was like being self-directing. I observed him and his Personal ........
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Recently, New York State passed a law that now allows parents of adult children in the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) to potentially be enrolled as PAs. However and very importantly, there are some limitations to this new rule. The new law bars persons from being hired as Per........
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