News & Events

ILA Supporters Unite at Annual Fundraiser

On September 20, 2018, ILA friends, donors, vendors, staff, and families gathered at Harbor Links in Port Washington, New York for the Agency’s 12th Annual Golf & Games Tournament. Approximately 100 golfers hit the green, as others took to the Mahjong tables during the fun-filled outing. The event featured a live and silent auction, raffles,… [Continue reading] ILA Supporters Unite at Annual Fundraiser

Direct Support Professionals Honored

ILA recently recognized the work of 16 staff for exceptional service in meeting our Individuals’ needs. In acknowledgment of 2018 Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week, the Agency honored DSPs during a festive luncheon at Mulrooney Manor. ILA’s Human Resources staff and Area Coordinators organized the ceremony. “As our Agency’s frontline employees, DSPs play a… [Continue reading] Direct Support Professionals Honored

Risk Management Team Creates a Safer Workplace

Every last Wednesday of the month, ILA’s Risk Management Committee gathers at Mulrooney Manor to review new safety information and investigate incidents. Led by Director of Quality Assurance Richard Gruber and Manager of Administrative Services Tanya Dinkins, the committee comprises 12 ILA staff, including Nursing Coordinator Mitzie Cope, Incident Management Coordinator Theresa Kolsin, Compliance Specialist… [Continue reading] Risk Management Team Creates a Safer Workplace

Arthur Palevsky Appointed to the Board of ACANY

And so it begins. Almost a decade in the making, the field of services for the developmentally disabled is changing from a system of direct payments by New York State to provider agencies into a system in which care is operationally and financially managed by a health insurance-type organization. July 1, 2018 saw the first… [Continue reading] Arthur Palevsky Appointed to the Board of ACANY

Individual Blooms at Brooklyn Day Hab

For approximately five years, Sully E., a participant in ILA’s Day Hab Without Walls Program in Brooklyn, has developed his employment skills at David Shannon Florist and Nursery in Kensington. He shows up to work each week, assisting with a variety of tasks such as watering plants, transporting floral arrangements, sweeping the floor and making… [Continue reading] Individual Blooms at Brooklyn Day Hab

Three New Places to Call Home

ILA recently relocated Individuals from our West 48th Street residence to three new homes in Brooklyn: Tilden Avenue, East 102nd Street and East 91st Street. “Six of the ten Individuals had been living at West 48th Street since the Manhattan residence opened in 1993, making the move particularly significant,” says ILA Area Coordinator Jonelle Best.… [Continue reading] Three New Places to Call Home

ILA Wins Orion Fleet Intelligence Excellence in Fleet Safety Award!

Congratulations to Independent Living Association, Inc. on being awarded the Orion Fleet Intelligence EXCELLENCE in Fleet Safety Award for 2017! In recognition of ILA’s continued commitment to fleet safety, ILA has been presented with the 2017 Orion Fleet Intelligence Excellence in Fleet Safety Award. Orion Fleet Intelligence, the leader in products and services to help… [Continue reading] ILA Wins Orion Fleet Intelligence Excellence in Fleet Safety Award!