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What is the New Disability Narrative?

Corporate Growth and the New Disability Narrative As a new decade dawns and companies everywhere consider their corporate strategy, inclusion and diversity rise to the fore as a critical growth factor throughout the organization. Strategies like the New Disability Narrative are proving to be a vital component in guiding the way forward. Though it’s less… [Continue reading] What is the New Disability Narrative?

Supporting Persons with Developmental Disabilities During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is magical in many ways. However, it can also be very stressful, especially for individuals with developmental disabilities.  There is so much stimulation, so many new things to look at and often, there are deviations in daily routines that can become a significant source of anxiety. Visits from unfamiliar extended family members,… [Continue reading] Supporting Persons with Developmental Disabilities During the Holiday Season

ILA’s Residential Program… Making a House a Home

For Brian, Jared, Daniel, and Tiano home for the past few years has been in a quiet neighborhood in Cambria Heights, Queens, New York. These young men live in a group home (Individual Residential Alternative or IRA) owned and operated by the Independent Living Association, Inc. a not for profit organization which opened its doors… [Continue reading] ILA’s Residential Program… Making a House a Home

2019 Golf Event Scores a “Hole In One”

This year’s Independent Living Association’s Golf and Games fundraiser event proved to be a smashing success. The weather at Harbor Links Golf Course was perfect for the 120 golfers, many who have been participating for many years. There was also a record attendance for the Mah Jongg games and lessons. In addition 40 dinner guests… [Continue reading] 2019 Golf Event Scores a “Hole In One”

Philanthropy…A Gift of Hope

Independent Living Association (ILAonline.org) has been offering its services to individuals since its inception in 1985. Due to ILA’s unique programs, hundreds of developmentally disabled men and women who may have spent their entire lives in large institutions have been able to live flourishing and fulfilling lives in their communities. As with many similar not… [Continue reading] Philanthropy…A Gift of Hope

Golfing for Good: ILA’s Tournament to Support Day Habilitation Services

Most golfers in Port Washington enjoy a round or two for fun or business. But for those who participated in Independent Living Association, Inc’s Golf and Games Tournament, the stakes went well beyond basic bragging rights. Making a Difference in the Community On Friday, September 13, golf enthusiasts and do-gooders alike took over the Harbor… [Continue reading] Golfing for Good: ILA’s Tournament to Support Day Habilitation Services

In Memoriam: Martin Adams, 1962-2018

On October 4, 2018, staff, individuals, and families honored the memory of Individual Martin (Marty) Adams, who passed away in September after battling a short illness. During a repast at ILA’s 102nd Street Residence, they shared stories and watched a moving video montage offering a wonderful snapshot of Marty’s life. Marty was a member of… [Continue reading] In Memoriam: Martin Adams, 1962-2018

ILA Supporters Unite at Annual Fundraiser

On September 20, 2018, ILA friends, donors, vendors, staff, and families gathered at Harbor Links in Port Washington, New York for the Agency’s 12th Annual Golf & Games Tournament. Approximately 100 golfers hit the green, as others took to the Mahjong tables during the fun-filled outing. The event featured a live and silent auction, raffles,… [Continue reading] ILA Supporters Unite at Annual Fundraiser