• 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

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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

Nursing in the World of IDD

What is the role of a nurse? And what separates a good nurse from an exceptional one? Working with intellectually and developmentally disabled adults, it is a nurse’s responsibility to provide ethical and developmentally appropriate care to their charges. A Lifetime of Care The stance of the American Nurses Association (ANA) is that nurses should… [Continue reading] Nursing in the World of IDD

Home Is Where the Heart Is: Group Homes for Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled Adults

We all need a little help to get by sometimes, some days more than others. For intellectually and developmentally disabled (IDD) adults, this sometimes comes in the form of a group home setting.  What is a Group Home?  A group home is not just a temporary residence or a place to lay one’s head. It’s… [Continue reading] Home Is Where the Heart Is: Group Homes for Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled Adults

Diabetes Prevention For IDD Individuals

The CDC states that approximately one in four Americans are living with a disability. This broad number encompasses various conditions that affect physical mobility, cognitive function, sight, vision, and the ability to live and care for themselves independently. Unfortunately, disabled populations have a markedly higher rate of diabetes than those without disabilities.  In the US… [Continue reading] Diabetes Prevention For IDD Individuals

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The Role of a Lifetime: Challenges and Rewards of Working with IDD Individuals

Folks with disabilities of all kinds are capable and deserving of living full, happy lives. In this field, it is the worker’s responsibility–be they Direct Support Professionals, Residence Supervisory Staff or Registered Nurses–to assist and advocate for IDD folks, empowering them to live life as they choose. Disabilities come in all shapes, sizes, and stripes,… [Continue reading] The Role of a Lifetime: Challenges and Rewards of Working with IDD Individuals