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

All ILO Fees Can Be Paid Using Self-Directed Funds

It’s TRUE!

Join an
ILO Community POD
Independent Living Supported by Friends,
Family, and Staff

  • Social Connections – through vibrant & engaging activities
  • ILO Community Builders – help create peer-to-peer relationships
  • ILO Life Coaches – help build independent living skills

All ILO fees can be paid through your
DDA self-directed funds
Learn more HERE.

Once Again, ILO is
Biking to the Beach!


Contact us at for more info
or go directly to our team page: HERE.

Join Us for Our Annual Friends and Family Gathering

Our Latest Edition
ILO Insights Newsletter

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

March 15 – Bethesda/DC Family POD Meeting

March 18 – Harlem Globetrotters

March 19 – Bowling at Bowlero

March 25 – Blossom Kite Festival

April 4 – UMC Family POD Meeting

April 12 – Dealing with Depression, Anxiety and Behavioral Issues – Lance Clawson

April 16 – Bowling at Bowlero

May 21 – Hike, Bike, & BBQ – ILO Annual Family Gathering

July  28 – Bike to the Beach Fundraiser

Full Calendar

On Social Media

To stay up to date with our posts on social media, follow us online!

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:

Upcoming Event
ILO Community Group 

Learn About ILO

VIDEO: A brief introduction to ILO and how supportive communities for individuals with disabilities works.

VIDEO: A discussion with Founder Maedi Tanham Carney on what ILO is, how we are creating supportive communities.

How ILO Works

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