[Skip to Content]
Independence-42

"I enjoy my life to the best of my ability."

Independence-43

"I have complete control over how I live my life."

Independence-44

“Concepts has really changed my life.”

Independence-45

Independence is both a right & a responsibility.

WHAT IS CONCEPTS?
strip

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.

 
News & Events
Quick Resources
Interested In Joining
blog
strip4
blog-46
Find out what our Consumers are saying about Concepts, about their Personal Assistants, and about their own lives. We could wax on forever about how Concepts changes lives, but we’ll let our Consumers do the talking:   ........
Meghan
blog-44
The stereotypical view of people with disabilities is one that is highly detrimental. We are often thought of as helpless, with no goals, no desires, no ability to think, unable to become productive citizens in our society. As a result, the individualistic control that should be a right of every per........
Trichele
blog-43
My life has been forever changed, and its because of my Personal Assistant Josefa Molina. She has been my PA for the past 16 years, since I was 20 years old. Now, at 36, after college, love, and having a child, I can’t imagine how my life would have turned out without her. When Josefa came........
Milvia
Join Concepts Advocacy List

Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 3 2016 in Brooklyn, NY for our

2016 Gala!

More details to come this summer.



strip-bg
Copy Right @ Concepts of Independence 2014 | All Rights Reserved