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

It’s TRUE – All ILO Fees Can Be Paid Using Self-Directed Funds

Your loved one can join ILO and be part of a Community POD where they have social connections through vibrant activities; in addition, access to the community builder who creates peer to peer relationships and a life coach who can help them grow in their independent living skills. All ILO Fees (training, assessment, community builder, life coaching & case management) can be paid with one’s self-directed budget.

Learn more HERE.

ILO New Executive Director Search

The ILO  Board of Directors seeks a hands-on, entrepreneurial and strategic leader to help our well-respected nonprofit expand its reach and deepen its impact.

The next Executive Director will actively support ILO’s mission to assist our Self-Advocates transition to independent living.

Overall responsiblity will include:

  • Fundraising
  • Communications and Advocacy
  • Staff Management and Support
  • Program and Organization Development and Management
  • Financial Management

Read the full announcement here.

We’ve just earned our 2023 Gold Seal with @CandidDotOrg!

We are excited to share the work our nonprofit does through our #NonprofitProfile. Learn how you can support us and make a difference.

ILO Insights Newsletter:
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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

February 15 – What is ILO Community Group Parent Webinar

February 19 – Bowling at Bowlero

June 17 – Hike, Bike, & BBQ – ILO Annual Family Gathering

July  30 – Bike to the Beach Fundraiser

Full Calendar

Community Group

ILO Self-Advocates – Join Us for lots of fun programs and activities in 2023!

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

Go to for more info or to join the ILO Community Group.

See ILO’s Activity and Event Calendar for more information:

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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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