ILO Insights


December 2023

Reflecting on 2023 – Looking Forward to 2024! 

As we approach the end of another impactful year at Integrated Living Opportunities (ILO), We are honored to share with you the strides we have made in empowering families and self-advocates on their journey toward independence. 

One of the most significant achievements of this year has been the seamless transition of leadership from our founder, Maedi Tanham Carney, to our new Executive Director, Tait Danielson. Under Maedi’s guidance, ILO blossomed into an organization that envisions a world where individuals with disabilities can lead self-determined lives. As we express our heartfelt gratitude to Maedi, we eagerly anticipate the fresh perspectives and innovative ideas that Tait brings to our mission. 

ILO continues to be a beacon of hope for families seeking a supportive and nurturing environment for their loved ones. Our commitment to fostering independence and creating safe spaces for self-advocates to thrive remains unwavering. 

Fostering Independence 

Independence is not just a goal; it’s a journey. ILO recognizes the unique needs of each individual and tailors our programs to provide personalized support on their path to independence. Through a combination of life skills training, community integration, and individualized plans, we empower self-advocates to take charge of their lives. 

Creating Safe Spaces 

Home is where independence begins. At ILO, we understand the importance of a safe and supportive living environment. Our program is designed to provide a sense of security and community, ensuring that self-advocates have the freedom to live independently and explore their potential while surrounded by a caring and understanding network. 

Impactful Transition 

Your Support Makes a Difference. As we reflect on the successes of the past year, we invite you to join us in making a lasting impact. Your support enables us to continue providing essential resources, innovative programs, and a sense of community that empowers our self-advocates to transition into independent living successfully. 

This holiday season, consider making a tax-deductible donation to ILO.  

To contribute to ILO’s mission, please visit our donation page, where you can make a secure online donation. Every dollar brings us one step closer to creating a brighter, more independent future for our community of self-advocates.


Thank you for being an integral part of our ILO family. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those seeking the opportunity to live independently and embrace their full potential.

Wishing you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season and a new year filled with hope and possibility. 

Warm regards, 

ILO Board of Directors 

Sally Buckman, Board President

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.

Can We Assist YOU?

ILO is here to help YOUR family and SELF-ADVOCATE in every way possible.

  • Overwhelmed and don’t know where to go for assistance?
  • Lost your support (day programs, etc.), and need alternatives?
  • Running out of ideas for dealing with social isolation?

ILO is here to help! Please reach out to us at:

Join the ILO Community Group

Community Group Self-Advocates join us for lots of fun programs and activities in 2023 and meet other self-advocates living on their own.

Virtual Current Events


*Non-participating ILO families must join the ILO Community Group and must sign a waiver before participation. 

 Go to for more info or to join.

We’ve 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.

We Need Your Help Now!
Will You Help Support ILO?

The services that we provide to our self-advocates are largely funded by fundraising events, and by donations. Please consider a donation to help us continue providing support.


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