ILO News & Updates

With Gratitude

ILO InsightsWith Gratitude!Maedi Tanham Carney Founder & Executive Director, ILOWe are thankful . . .   For ILO families who work together to build communities of support for those we love. For young adults who are doing their very best to overcome challenges...

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Where Do We Go From Here? Advocacy!

ILO InsightsWhere Do We Go From Here? Advocacy!Maedi Tanham Carney Founder & Executive Director, ILOIt's getting closer . . . So, what do we need to know, and what can we do to help ensure the best possible quality of life, and future for our incredible...

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Civil Discourse Anyone

ILO InsightsCivil Discourse AnyoneMaedi Tanham Carney Founder & Executive Director, ILOThe Great Debate?  Last week I asked if you were ready to rumble and you thought I was kidding, didn’t you? Well, after the first Presidential election debate on Tuesday night...

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Are You Ready to Rumble?

ILO InsightsAre You Ready to Rumble?Maedi Tanham Carney Founder & Executive Director, ILOIt’s Time to Advocate for Ourselves! One of the ways ILO helps young adults with disabilities transition to independent living is to help them learn how to advocate for...

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How Far We’ve Come

ILO InsightsILO Fundraising Goal: $16,000 $11,000+! We are almost there – can you believe it?Route: The ride is a 53-mile loop with 4 stops in DC and Maryland in areas where ILO self-advocates live (see schedule and location below) Keeping It Small & Safe: Masks...

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A Summer Like No Other

ILO Insights July 8, 2020A Summer Like No OtherMaedi Tanham Carney Founder & Executive Director, ILOBut ILO Keeps Doing What ILO Does Best! This summer may be quiet for some but not for ILO's self-advocates! Coaching for Work and for Life ILO’s job and life...

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ILO Continues to Grow

ILO Insights June 25, 2020 Even a Pandemic Can't Hold Us Back Maedi Tanham Carney Founder & CEO, ILO ILO Continues to Grow - Why That Matters! Who would have thought sitting down to eat a meal in a restaurant would be so treasured, or getting together face-to-face...

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ILO Insights: What Matters Now?

ILO Insights June 19, 2020What Matters Now?Maedi Tanham CarneyFounder & CEO, ILOBuilding Supportive Communities! Now, more than ever before, our vision and mission are providing us with a sustainable and strong framework that allows us to support and protect our...

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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[...]

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