• 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

ILA Receives Much-needed Donation of N-95 Masks

Independent Living Association has recently received a much-needed donation of N-95 masks which will be distributed to the staff of its group homes. Thanks to the diligent work of Francis Delucia, the son of ILA’s Deputy Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer, Frank Delucia, the masks will be helpful in protecting the staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.… [Continue reading] ILA Receives Much-needed Donation of N-95 Masks

What is Disability Culture?

While no two people with disabilities are the same, a shared understanding exists between those with disabilities. Simply put by disability scholar Steven K. Brown, “People with disabilities recognize that they share a similar, but unique, history based on common perceptions about disability.” It should be noted that disability culture is not the same as… [Continue reading] What is Disability Culture?

ILA Recognizes Exceptional Employees

[Photo left to right: Anthony, Tamara and Ola hold their ILA employee recognition awards February 18]   As part of our culture of caring, not only for Individuals and families but also for our employees, ILA proudly reintroduced the Employee Recognition Program with the goal of acknowledging and honoring our exemplary team members. Each month… [Continue reading] ILA Recognizes Exceptional Employees

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