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.
In recent months, we’ve been bombarded with information about how to keep ourselves COVID-free. By now, you know the drill—wash your hands, wear a mask, don’t touch your face, sanitize all surfaces—it’s all excellent information, and people need to understand it. What we’ve seen less of, but which is no less important, is how to… [Continue reading] Staying Nourished During the Pandemic
Diana and Kevin McConnell haven’t seen their son, Ryan, since March 9. Eileen Nesselt has not seen her son, Robert, since mid-March. These families along with many others, whose loved ones live in Independent Living Association (ILA) group homes throughout the New York City area, have had their lives dramatically changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. … [Continue reading] Visitations to ILA Group Homes Will Resume
Adjusting to the effects of COVID-19 hasn’t been easy for anyone. It’s lonely, frightening, and uncertain. But for most of us, it’s still possible to navigate within our communities. We can make virtual connections, pick up groceries, and take small pleasures in our hobbies. But for those living with intellectual and developmental (IDD) disabilities, even… [Continue reading] The Struggle of IDD Individuals & Pandemic Living
Did someone say ‘Parade’? There are so many people who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. They continue to help keep our communities safe and the world running. To celebrate the Independent Living Association’s courageous workers for their ongoing sacrifice–Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), Cooks, Maintenance, and all Support Staff–a special “Thank You for… [Continue reading] ILA Frontline Healthcare Workers are Heroes—Today and Every Day