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
  • Our 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.

ILO Insights Newsletter: Our Latest Edition

What’s Happening
in the ILO Community

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

Jun
30
Thu
4:30 pm ALL – Dinner at El Mariachi host... @ See Activity List or GroupMe
ALL – Dinner at El Mariachi host... @ See Activity List or GroupMe
Jun 30 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Please RSVP to Shelisa at skingston@ilonow.org if you are interested in attending this event no later than Wednesday, June 29th.
5:00 pm D.C. – Happy Hour at Dog Haus ho... @ See Activity List or GroupMe
D.C. – Happy Hour at Dog Haus ho... @ See Activity List or GroupMe
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
We will meet at Glen Dora apartments at 4:45pm and walk over together. Please RSVP to Gabby by Wednesday, June 29th.
Jul
1
Fri
5:30 pm ALL – Rockville Town Square Conc... @ Rockville Town Center
ALL – Rockville Town Square Conc... @ Rockville Town Center
Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(Purchasing snacks is at your own discretion) (All Pod) (All are Welcome to Attend) Location: Rockville Town Center Please RSVP if you are interested in attending this event no later than Thursday, June 30th to[...]
Jul
3
Sun
1:30 pm ALL/CG Virtual Yoga – Create Calm @ Zoom
ALL/CG Virtual Yoga – Create Calm @ Zoom
Jul 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
(Attendance is Highly Recommended) – You will receive the Zoom link by email shortly before the event.  
Jul
10
Sun
1:30 pm ALL/CG Yoga with Create Calm (Hy... @ See Activity List or GroupMe
ALL/CG Yoga with Create Calm (Hy... @ See Activity List or GroupMe
Jul 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
(All Pod) (All are Welcome to Attend) Please bring yoga mat or towel.  Must be vaccinated.  Masks are Optional.  Water and Light Snack Provided  
Jul
12
Tue
7:00 pm PP: Navigating Housing Options w... @ Zoom
PP: Navigating Housing Options w... @ Zoom
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Maryland Inclusive Housing Corporation helps people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities successfully access and maintain inclusive, affordable, and accessible housing of their choice. Learn about MIH’s Housing Support Services to help individuals and families navigate[...]

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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