When we opened our doors in 1985 under the direction of the late John P. Welch, ILA created a residential haven for people whose only other means of long-term care was in large institutions. Mr. Welch’s credo was, “ILA will be their home for the rest of their lives.”

Through the advocacy of our compassionate, hard-working staff and with the support of the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), ILA is committed to fulfilling Mr. Welch’s legacy. As we grow, so do our Individuals, as they continue to flourish and lead bright, fulfilling lives in the community.


ILA is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization.