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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

Direct Support Professionals Honored

ILA recently recognized the work of 16 staff for exceptional service in meeting our Individuals’ needs. In acknowledgment of 2018 Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week, the Agency honored DSPs during a festive luncheon at Mulrooney Manor. ILA’s Human Resources staff and Area Coordinators organized the ceremony. “As our Agency’s frontline employees, DSPs play a… [Continue reading] Direct Support Professionals Honored

Risk Management Team Creates a Safer Workplace

Every last Wednesday of the month, ILA’s Risk Management Committee gathers at Mulrooney Manor to review new safety information and investigate incidents. Led by Director of Quality Assurance Richard Gruber and Manager of Administrative Services Tanya Dinkins, the committee comprises 12 ILA staff, including Nursing Coordinator Mitzie Cope, Incident Management Coordinator Theresa Kolsin, Compliance Specialist… [Continue reading] Risk Management Team Creates a Safer Workplace

Arthur Palevsky Appointed to the Board of ACANY

And so it begins. Almost a decade in the making, the field of services for the developmentally disabled is changing from a system of direct payments by New York State to provider agencies into a system in which care is operationally and financially managed by a health insurance-type organization. July 1, 2018 saw the first… [Continue reading] Arthur Palevsky Appointed to the Board of ACANY