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

10/1/2022 – Glen Echo Park is OPEN!

Download your map and scavenger hunt here.

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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

Oct
2
Sun
1:30 pm ALL/CG Yoga with Create Calm (Hy... @ TBD
ALL/CG Yoga with Create Calm (Hy... @ TBD
Oct 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
(All Pod) (All are Welcome to Attend)    
Oct
4
Tue
7:00 pm FAM-POD UMC Family POD Meeting @ Zoom (By Invitation)
FAM-POD UMC Family POD Meeting @ Zoom (By Invitation)
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bethesda/DC Family POD Meetings take place every other month allowing ILO families to build their networks of support.
Oct
9
Sun
1:30 pm ALL/CG Yoga with Create Calm (Hy... @ TBD
ALL/CG Yoga with Create Calm (Hy... @ TBD
Oct 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
(All Pod) (All are Welcome to Attend)    
Oct
11
Tue
7:00 pm PP – Estate Planning for Familie... @ Zoom
PP – Estate Planning for Familie... @ Zoom
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*Must be an active member of ILO’s Community Group. To learn more go to: www.ilonow.org/ilo-community-group **Dates and topics subject to change based on availability of speakers.
Oct
16
Sun
3:00 pm ALL/CG Bowling at Bowlero Bethesda @ Bowlero Bethesda
ALL/CG Bowling at Bowlero Bethesda @ Bowlero Bethesda
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Community Group Social Saturday Self-Advocates – join us for a fun Sunday afternoon at Bowlero Bethesda. The $30.00 per person fee includes 1-1/2 hours of unlimited bowling, free shoe rental,  and all the pizza you[...]
Oct
23
Sun
1:30 pm ALL/CG Yoga with Create Calm (Hy... @ TBD
ALL/CG Yoga with Create Calm (Hy... @ TBD
Oct 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
(All Pod) (All are Welcome to Attend)    

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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