Happy New Year!
Thank you for your ongoing support!
It’s been a challenging year but one that has brought out the best in us. See how ILO self-advocates stepped up to the challenge.
Click here for our Year in Review Video
Join Us Wednesday, January 6th, at 4:00 pm for a Spirit Club Demo Session
Start your year out right! ILO has partnered with Spirit Club to bring ILO Self-Advocates FREE* weekly exercise and fitness sessions – yoga, workout and cooking classes.
So, check out our demo session on Wednesday, January 6th at 4:00 p.m. Register below to get your Zoom link for the demo.
2021 Upcoming Activities and Events
Meet ILO’s New Family POD Chairpersons
These ILO family members volunteered to chair Family POD Meetings which occur every other month (currently on Zoom). They will help facilitate interaction among families and introduce new families to the group as well as moderate important discussions and best practices.
Thank you for volunteering your time and effort in helping ILO’s families share with one another.
Germantown/Rockville – Sue Kleit
Gaithersburg – Reda Sheinberg
Bethesda – Sally Buckman
DC – Maedi Tanham Carney
Upcoming ILO Events
Save the Date!
May 22nd* – Hike, Bike & BBQ
July 31st* – Bike to the Beach
*Subject to change based on speaker availability. Please check ILO’s event and activity calendar at www.ilonow.org/calendar for up-to-date information.
Choosing where to live is important, and that’s a cornerstone of ILO’s approach. That helps build a durable structure that ensures stability for a lifetime. The result: valuable citizens who are included and who contribute to the communities where they live.
ILO: From Fear to Confidence
ILO’s focus on assessment and training and its ongoing support and personal connections actively builds the kind of community relationships that our residents and families need to ensure long-term stability, resilience, and success in everyday life. View the Video
Community Builders – Leading the Way to Independent Living
ILO staff members, called Community Builders, mentor and coach ILO self-advocates with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ILO’s Community Builders lead activities that improve emotional and physical health and nurture and support them through all aspects of building a full, happy, and productive life. View the Video
New! A Guide to Building Independent Lives – ILO’s Skills Inventory
ILO uses the My Full Life™ Skills Inventory developed by the Center for Independent Futures ®. It is a comprehensive online platform designed to create a baseline and to support life skills development for adults with disabilities. View the Video.
Putting the Pieces Together – Transition to Independent Living the ILO Way
Putting all the pieces together the right way takes guidance. ILO is the guide, and the partner, families of adults with disabilities count on. ILO collaborates with its member families to plan, manage, and facilitate the transition. View the Video.
Can We Assist YOU?
During this ‘new normal’ 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 me directly: Maedi Tanham Carney, ILO Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.