• ILA PROGRAMS

    At ILA, our programs consistently receive praise from our Individuals, their families, and regulatory agencies.

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  • HOME-INSPIRED ENVIRONMENTS

    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.

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  • Community Habilitation

    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.

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  • COMMUNITY INTEGRATION

    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.

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Services

Over 25 individually crafted programs

Community Habilitation

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.

Residential Services

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.

Day Habilitation

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!

Our Mission

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.

Latest News

Independent Living Association Services: You don’t have to feel like it’s you against the world

We tend to take a lot of things for granted in this world. We have everything we need at our fingertips. We have our own lives, and for the most part, we make our own way in the world. But for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, it’s not quite as easy as all… [Continue reading] Independent Living Association Services: You don’t have to feel like it’s you against the world

MEET: Nikiesha Bucknor, ILA Area Coordinator

Independent Living Association (ILA) operates more than 35 group homes across New York City providing safe living environments for about 250 developmentally and intellectually disabled men and women. Nikiesha Bucknor has been with ILA for 12 years and the Brooklyn Area Coordinator for two and one-half years, overseeing a cluster of programs, supervising the managers… [Continue reading] MEET: Nikiesha Bucknor, ILA Area Coordinator

What is the New Disability Narrative?

Corporate Growth and the New Disability Narrative As a new decade dawns and companies everywhere consider their corporate strategy, inclusion and diversity rise to the fore as a critical growth factor throughout the organization. Strategies like the New Disability Narrative are proving to be a vital component in guiding the way forward. Though it’s less… [Continue reading] What is the New Disability Narrative?

Making Each Day Meaningful

New Flagship ILA Day Habilitation Hub Now Open! The Independent Living Association (ILA) is proud to announce the opening of their flagship Day Hab “hub” at 1435 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, a festive Open House event was held on Nov.15 and attended by Day Hab participants, family members and… [Continue reading] Making Each Day Meaningful