• 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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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 PreventionNYS Office for People With Developmental DisabilitiesNACDD

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

ILA Receives Generous Donation from the Healy Family

The Independent Living Association (ILA) operates over 35 group homes throughout New York City, where over 250 developmentally and intellectually disabled men and women are given the opportunity to lead productive lives. The Lamoka Avenue home is one of eleven group homes on Staten Island where 10 Individuals reside.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, all of… [Continue reading] ILA Receives Generous Donation from the Healy Family

The Gift of Donorship

As we take stock of our world over the past six-plus months, the impact of COVID is clear to see. Businesses big and small have shuttered, countless thousands of employees have been let go, and everyone struggles to adapt in a markedly different economic climate. But nowhere has this financial crunch been felt so keenly… [Continue reading] The Gift of Donorship

Society for All: Inclusion for People with Disabilities

July 26th, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA was meant to establish “a clear and comprehensive prohibition of discrimination based on disability.” This anniversary is, in no uncertain terms, a landmark achievement for folks with disabilities. It marked a turning point in history, but even today, the ADA… [Continue reading] Society for All: Inclusion for People with Disabilities

Day Habilitation and Community Habilitation Services

Our community offers more than just a network of connectivity: it gives us a sense of self. Everyone is a part of it, and everyone shares in its benefits – and that includes folks with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Everyone learns, works, and plays at their own pace. No matter how far along a person… [Continue reading] Day Habilitation and Community Habilitation Services