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Report: Employment Outcomes for Persons with Disability Depend on State

Thursday, March 9th, 2017 At Integrated Living Opportunities (ILO), we recognize that employment is an important part of independent living and community integration. Meaningful and rewarding employment is psychologically beneficial – it offers opportunities to improve self-confidence, and provides a sense of purpose and self-worth. Employment can help individuals learn

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The Right to a Full Life: Debbie Fickenscher

Thursday, February 23, 2017 Hello everyone, and welcome back to our blog this week! Today, we would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Debbie Fickenscher on the recent release of her book, The Right to a Full Life. Debbie and her family are an important part of Integrated Living

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A Time for Love

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Written by Barbara Goldschmidt A valentine is not instructions. Or an essay with footnotes. A valentine is an emotional message that tells someone you care. But it’s not easy to express how we feel, even when we want to, so we often get help from Hallmark.

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2016: ILO Year in Review

Thursday, December 29, 2016 Hello everyone, and welcome to our blog today! From all of us here at Integrated Living Opportunities (ILO), Happy Holidays! We hope that you are enjoying a relaxing and joyous holiday season with family and friends. As the past year draws to a close, we would

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Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE): A Report

Thursday, December 15, 2016 Hello everyone and welcome back to our blog today! We appreciate you taking time out of busy schedules to visit our website. At ILO, our board members, participating families and self-advocates all recognize the importance of employment in emotional, financial and social success. In a recently

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Vocational Rehabilitation: A Discussion

Integrated Living Opportunities has one mission: to help our adult self-advocates with significant challenges (along with their families) build intentional, integrated, inclusive communities. It is our goal that these communities enable safe, productive, and independent living options for these self-advocates as they grow and learn new skills. At ILO, we

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