Helping Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities Transition to Independent Living

Integrated Living Opportunities (ILO) is a non-profit organization serving members in the Washington, D.C./Maryland area. ILO is a coalition made up of:

  • Self-Advocates*
  • Participating Families
  • ILO Community Group Families
  • ILO Staff, Executive Director and Board of Directors

Together we create supportive communities of peers and caring people who help self-advocates transition to independent living.

Our goal is the utmost independence and self-reliance possible, with a safe network of support when it’s needed.

*A term that respectfully reflects the abilities and rights of those with developmental disabilities to make choices.

What’s Happening
in the ILO Community

ILO Insights Newsletter: Our Latest Edition

In the News

ILO in The Washington Post 

ILO’s Crossings community was featured in the Washington Post! To read the full article, click HERE. 

Upcoming Events

Aug
16
Tue
4:00 pm Bethesda – Bethesda Mandatory We... @ See Activity List or GroupMe
Bethesda – Bethesda Mandatory We... @ See Activity List or GroupMe
Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
(Attendance is Highly Recommended) Location: Meet in the lobby at the Glens and walk to local Ice Cream Shop.
6:30 pm ALL – Virtual Current Events @ Zoom
ALL – Virtual Current Events @ Zoom
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
All POD – Hosted by Sherita (All are welcome!)  
Aug
17
Wed
4:30 pm G/R – POD Weekly Check-in @ Kyot...
G/R – POD Weekly Check-in @ Kyot...
Aug 17 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: 33 Maryland Ave C, Rockville, MD 20850 Please RSVP to Shelisa at skingston@ilonow.org by Tuesday, August 16th.
5:30 pm GB – Mandatory Weekly Group Meet... @ See Activity List or GroupMe
GB – Mandatory Weekly Group Meet... @ See Activity List or GroupMe
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Meet in the Crossings Lobby and Walk to the Taco Bar Please RSVP to Zakaria at znawar@ilonow.org by Tuesday, August 9th.
Aug
18
Thu
5:30 pm ALL – Montgomery County Fair hos...
ALL – Montgomery County Fair hos...
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: 501 Perry Parkway Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Please RSVP to Zakaria at znawar@ilonow.org by Wednesday, August 17th.
Aug
19
Fri
5:45 pm ALL – Lakefront Live at the Rio
ALL – Lakefront Live at the Rio
Aug 19 @ 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Take in the sounds of summer with your favorite local bands LIVE on the Boardwalk Stage (near Guapo’s). Refreshments at your discretion. Location: 9841 Washingtonian Blvd | Gaithersburg, MD 20878 Please RSVP to Shelisa at[...]

Community Group

ILO Self-Advocates – Join Us for FREE Yoga, BINGO and other fun programs and activities in 2022!

*Participating self-advocates, or their families, must join the ILO Community Group and must sign a waiver before participation. 

Go to https://www.ilonow.org/ilo-community-group/ for more info or to join the ILO Community Group.

See ILO’s Activity and Event Calendar for more information: www.ilonow.org/calendar

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Learn about ILO

VIDEO: A brief introduction to ILO and why it supports building inclusive communities for individuals with disabilities. Click the image to play.

VIDEO: A discussion with Founder Maedi Tanham Carney on what ILO is, how we are creating communities, and on gaining an understanding the concept of community partnerships and the impact of the community builder. Click the image to play.

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