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
14th Annual Golf Tournament
Friday, September 24, 10:30 AM - 8:30 PMThis year’s fundraiser, ILA’s 14th, provides an opportunity for us to look back and bask in the accomplishments made possible by the generosity of our donors.
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ILA'S COVID-19 RESPONSEAs 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
Vaccination is a vital tool, not a magic bulletThe benefits of vaccination are tremendous. It is the best way to reduce COVID-19 transmission and keep your loved ones safe. It’s an option that we hope all ILA personnel and patients pursue. For answers to some of the most common questions we’ve received about COVID-19 vaccination, visit our special Q&A here!
Webinar: The Facts About Covid-19 Vaccines for Direct Support Professionals
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.
The holidays are anticipated as much by individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) as those with no disabilities. With the pandemic still at large, it is more challenging for families to organize safe and healthy gatherings, altering family routines and traditions. Keep the holidays fun and light-hearted for everyone by using recommended safe practices… [Continue reading] Enjoying a Safe Holiday Season
Day Habilitation is a service that provides developmentally and intellectually disabled individuals with a meaningful path to community involvement by achieving individualized life skills. The programs are available to those who are approved for services through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Independent Living Association (ILA) has two Day Hab facilities, located in… [Continue reading] Day Habilitation at the Independent Living Association
Individuals who live with intellectual and developmental disabilities deserve the same innate right to enjoy a fulfilling life and loving relationship. Many with I/DD are proving that romantic love between couples exists regardless of their disabilities. Lasting and committed relationships are transitioning to legal marriages among those with I/DD, and weddings are becoming more of… [Continue reading] Romance and Love Among the I/DD Population
Many individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) face ongoing challenges because of their disabilities. Without support, they are at serious risk of discrimination and inequality in many aspects of daily living. The social injustice and barriers they face impact their ability to secure employment, pursue an education, and live independently. Despite the Americans with Disabilities… [Continue reading] I/DD and Mental Illness: Recognizing the Need for Support