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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.

WHAT IS CONCEPTS?
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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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It was an evening of song, accolades and fun! … With a puzzle thrown in the mix. For those of you at the Gala who want to peak at the answers to the Scavenger Hunt crossword puzzle, check out them out here!........
Meghan
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In culmination of our musical blog series, here is a mix tape of tunes by people with disabilities who create and perform right here in NY. From hip hop to rock to jazz, this mix tape revels in the talent and sound which exists in this disability community. We celebrate the independence, freedom and........
Musicians of the Disability Community
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We wanted to send out a huge thank you to the major sponsors of our 2017 Gala: The Sound of Independence. The contributions of our donors are a beautiful expression of value for independence, freedom and dignity. These aspects of life are a given for most of us, but in the disability community, such........
Meghan
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