At ILA, our programs consistently receive praise from our Individuals, their families, and regulatory agencies.Learn more
All of our houses are designed to complement the surrounding community. When entering our residences, you will find a well-appointed kitchen, dining facilities, bedrooms and recreational areas. Our round-the-clock maintenance staff and professional landscapers keep our homes in peak condition.Learn more
Our Community Habilitation Program provides skill-development to Individuals at all levels. The program is offered in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island Monday through Friday.Learn more
From recreational outings and skill building workshops, to volunteering with local charities, we provide Individuals with opportunities for increased independence and socialization in the community.Learn more
ILA'S COVID-19 RESPONSE
As the global outbreak of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues to unfold, please be assured that the health and safety of our Individuals, families and team members remain our highest priority. All of us at ILA take our responsibility to support Individuals and their families seriously, and we are especially committed to continuing to do so during this time. Helpful resources: Center for Disease Control and Prevention • NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities • NACDD
Support staff meet with Individuals at their respective homes and accompanies them to and from each activity. Pre-vocational training is provided at a number of volunteer sites to prepare program participants for possible employment, while giving them a strong sense of accomplishment.
All of our houses are designed to complement the surrounding community. When entering our residences, you will find a well-appointed kitchen, dining facilities, bedrooms and recreational areas. Our round-the-clock maintenance staff and professional landscapers keep our homes in peak condition.
At ILA we offer day habilitation services to enable our Individuals to spend time in the community. From trips to the movies to walks in the park and time at a museum or a local restaurant, we encourage our Individuals to make the most of what New York City has to offer!
We provide first-class care in first-class accommodations to Individuals with developmental disabilities. We teach independence, promote community integration, and offer support and counseling for Individuals and their families.
Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) work directly with intellectually or developmentally disabled people. Their task is to assist their clients, enabling them to live their lives to the fullest. They act as a bridge between a client with a disability and the community, strengthening both in the process. But the role of a DSP is no… [Continue reading] The Impact of Direct Support Professionals
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has made a most generous unsolicited donation of 100 hand sewn masks to ILA in appreciation of the care and dedication of the ILA staff during the challenging pandemic. The materials used for the masks, according to Julia Carlson, Associate Conservator in the Department of Textile Conservation, and Melina Plottu,… [Continue reading] Independent Living Association Receives Mask Donation from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
As COVID-19 shelter in place orders enter their third month, Americans everywhere are struggling. While everyone is trying to make the best of the situation, it is becoming increasingly clear where support systems are failing those in the disabled community. Financial Challenges It’s well-documented that people with disabilities are at a disproportionately higher risk of… [Continue reading] Funding Home and Community-Based Supports
Dear ILA Families, As you will note above, embedded in ILA’s logo is “A Culture of Caring.” It’s more than just a slogan; it’s our mission and our guiding principle. It’s our way of life. With New York State’s closing of day programs more than 1 month ago, a positive step towards health and safety, Individuals… [Continue reading] A Message from Arthur Palevsky