ILO Definitions

Self-advocates: Self-advocates are adults with developmental delays and/or other significant challenges. It is a term that respectfully reflects their abilities and their rights to make choices.

Participating Families: Participating families is the term used to describe families that have met the requirements for joining ILO, including the completion of the New Futures Initiative Training, a commitment to have their self-advocate complete the readiness assessment within a specific time frame, and ongoing active engagement in commitment to attend meetings with other ILO families.

Intentional Communities: Intentional communities refer to the network of family, social, and professional supports that provide the rich environment in which self-advocates can thrive.

Personal Network: Personal network is the term used to describe the specific individuals identified by a participating family as the support system for their self-advocate.

Full Life Futures Process Skills Inventory: Full Life Futures Process Skills Inventory is a detailed assessment of a self-advocates daily living skills and experiences. This assessment is the basis for preparing the self-advocate for independent living and for those advocates already out of the family home, for maintaining skills and developing new ones. Center for Independent Futures®  is an organization in Evanston, Illinois that created the Full Life Model for self-advocates. Center for Independent Futures® provides training for families, a skills assessment for individuals with special needs, and guidance for ILO.

New Futures Initiative Training: New Futures Initiative training is a series of workshops developed by Center for Independent Futures® and adapted for ILO that introduces families to the Full Life Model, and teaches them about how ILO is working to develop networks for support in the areas it serves.

Center for Independent Futures® name and trademarks are used with permission.

Jun
30
Thu
4:30 pm ALL – Dinner at El Mariachi host... @ See Activity List or GroupMe
ALL – Dinner at El Mariachi host... @ See Activity List or GroupMe
Jun 30 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Please RSVP to Shelisa at skingston@ilonow.org if you are interested in attending this event no later than Wednesday, June 29th.
5:00 pm D.C. – Happy Hour at Dog Haus ho... @ See Activity List or GroupMe
D.C. – Happy Hour at Dog Haus ho... @ See Activity List or GroupMe
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
We will meet at Glen Dora apartments at 4:45pm and walk over together. Please RSVP to Gabby by Wednesday, June 29th.
Jul
1
Fri
5:30 pm ALL – Rockville Town Square Conc... @ Rockville Town Center
ALL – Rockville Town Square Conc... @ Rockville Town Center
Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
(Purchasing snacks is at your own discretion) (All Pod) (All are Welcome to Attend) Location: Rockville Town Center Please RSVP if you are interested in attending this event no later than Thursday, June 30th to[...]
Jul
3
Sun
1:30 pm ALL/CG Virtual Yoga – Create Calm @ Zoom
ALL/CG Virtual Yoga – Create Calm @ Zoom
Jul 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
(Attendance is Highly Recommended) – You will receive the Zoom link by email shortly before the event.  
Jul
10
Sun
1:30 pm ALL/CG Yoga with Create Calm (Hy... @ See Activity List or GroupMe
ALL/CG Yoga with Create Calm (Hy... @ See Activity List or GroupMe
Jul 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
(All Pod) (All are Welcome to Attend) Please bring yoga mat or towel.  Must be vaccinated.  Masks are Optional.  Water and Light Snack Provided  
Jul
12
Tue
7:00 pm PP: Navigating Housing Options w... @ Zoom
PP: Navigating Housing Options w... @ Zoom
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Maryland Inclusive Housing Corporation helps people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities successfully access and maintain inclusive, affordable, and accessible housing of their choice. Learn about MIH’s Housing Support Services to help individuals and families navigate[...]

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