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.

Sep
21
Tue
5:30 pm B/DC Weekly Check in/Teaching Gr... @ The Glen Apartments
B/DC Weekly Check in/Teaching Gr... @ The Glen Apartments
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
B/DC Weekly Check in/Teaching Group & Taco Night (Bethesda/DC PODs) @ The Glen Apartments | Bethesda | Maryland | United States
Join us for our weekly check in/teaching group (Bethesda/DC pods). This week we will be cooking tacos! (Attendance is highly recommended.) (Masked and Socially Distanced) Hosted by Gabby The Glens Apartments 4998 Battery Lane Bethesda,[...]
Sep
25
Sat
9:00 am ALL Hike.Bike.BBQ
ALL Hike.Bike.BBQ
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
**ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED** Everyone welcome: Fully Participating Families, Community Group Families, Self-Advocates, Friends, Family, Supporters! 9:00-11:00 am – Hike or Bike in beautiful Carderock Park (optional) 11:00-1:00 pm – Picnic/BBQ $40 per[...]
Oct
5
Tue
7:00 pm Upper Montgomery County Family P... @ Zoom (By Invitation)
Upper Montgomery County Family P... @ Zoom (By Invitation)
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Upper Montgomery County Family Pod Meeting @ Zoom (By Invitation)
Bethesda Family POD Meetings take place every other month allowing ILO families to build their networks of support.
Oct
12
Tue
7:00 pm What is ABLE? (PARENT PRESENTATION) @ Zoom (tbd)**
What is ABLE? (PARENT PRESENTATION) @ Zoom (tbd)**
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
*Must be an active member of ILO’s Community Group. To learn more go to: www.ilonow.org/ilo-community-group **Dates and topics subject to change based on availability of speakers.
Oct
17
Sun
3:00 pm Bowling at Bowlero, Bethesda – (... @ Bowlero Bethesda (Bowling)
Bowling at Bowlero, Bethesda – (... @ Bowlero Bethesda (Bowling)
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Self-Advocates – join us for a fun Sunday afternoon at Bowlero Bethesda. The $23.00 per person fee includes 1-1/2 hours of unlimited bowling, free shoe rental, pizza and soda (or alternative for those with food[...]
Oct
19
Tue
7:00 pm DC Family Pod Meeting @ Zoom (By Invitation)
DC Family Pod Meeting @ Zoom (By Invitation)
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
DC Family Pod Meeting @ Zoom (By Invitation)
Bethesda Family POD Meetings take place every other month allowing ILO families to build their networks of support.

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