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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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Do you want to have your work published with us? Photographs, Poems, Paintings, Drawings, Short Stories, … Anything! Concepts of Independence will be hosting our 2016 Gala this Fall, where the theme is “A Growing Community.” Concepts has been growing all across New York State,........
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How I StartedMy name is Elizabeth Ramos I've been active with Concepts since 1992. Before that, I decided to do my homework when I found out my aide, while I was in a traditional agency, could not help me with my vent. I was so taken aback by that. Not sure what to do, I spoke to friends. I talked a........
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Long time Concepts Consumer and advocate Rosemary Gianuzzi speaks about her own story, and why funding PA wages and overtime is so vital to her and to the community at large. ........
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