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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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How is This Mortgage Different From all Other Mortgages?

Thursday, November 17, 2016 Written by Barbara Goldschmidt Creating a sustainable and supported living situation is at the heart of what ILO families seek. Our 30-year old daughter, a self-advocate of ILO, currently works part-time as a teaching assistant. We have considered an apartment rental—perhaps in the same building as

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ILO Needs Your Help Volunteer Today!

Sunday, November 13, 2016 Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead Hello everyone and welcome to our blog! Thanks so much for taking the time from your busy schedule to visit our website

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Sibling Support in Families with Special Needs

Thursday, November 3, 2016 As parents of individuals with a disability, we know all too well how challenging and time-consuming it can be to meet their needs,  whether medical, emotional, academic, or financial. It is common for parents to feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, and alone. We empathize with these feelings.

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