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       ILLC welcomed its pioneer batch of Grade 11 students in the Sped Senior High School Program. Under the tutelage of Teacher Ysa, assisted by T. Coleen, T. Anna, and T. Efa, the ten students learned topics under the Technical-Vocational-Livelihood track aside from the Academics Core track prescribed by the Department of Education.  The chosen specialized subjects for this year
For its 15th year, the ILLC Community celebrated love, friendship and family during its grandest Valentine Ball yet. “Stellar: A Valentine Spectacle” was held on February 9, 2019, at the Grand Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Quezon City. The ballroom was adorned with superb decorations adding to the elegance of the venue.  A grand moon set-up served as backdrop for our students’
TOYP Awards, Quebec, Canada, November 4, 2016. For his excellence and voluntary leadership in uplifting humanitythrough a more inclusive society, our very own executive director and founder Prof. Abelardo Apollo I. David, Jr. wasawarded as among the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World! For this remarkable achievement, PhilippinePresident Rodrigo Duterte congratulated Prof. David at the
January 6, 2017. ILLC is very honored to have beenselected by officials from the Department ofEducation, Central Office, Ms. Salvacion Olinares, Ms.Elizabeth Owit and Ms. Trinidad Lagarto as abenchmark on best inclusive and special educationpractices. Among the recommendations given by ILLCwere on appropriate assessment and teachingmodalities to promote inclusion in the school andworkplace. ILLC
With its desire to offer a more inclusive educational experienceto its students, ILLC has revitalized its partial mainstreamingprograms wherein students from the Modified Education Programare exposed to carefully guided experiences to socialize, play andlearn with their typically developing peers in ILLC’s sister school, theAcademia Progresiva de Manila (APDM). The strategic physicalproximity of
Before the S.Y. 2014 - 2015 started, the ILLC teachers underwent several trainings and seminars to better equip them for the coming school year. The teachers attended several in-house seminars with relevant topics such as Behavior Modification Techniques (BMT), Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches, Sensory Integration, Clinical Reasoning, Speech and Language Stimulation, and Augmentative and
The Unilab Foundation, Inc. spearheaded Project Inclusion which aims to accommodate and facilitate the employment of persons with intellectual disabilities (PIDs). The DLSU-Center for Business Research and Development research team conducted a series of consultations and collaborations with various special education schools, ILLC included, as well as companies who currently advocate for the
  • Sped Senior High School
  • ILLC Valentine Spectacle at Crowne Plaza
  • Prof. David is among the Ten Outstanding Young
  • DepEd Central Office Benchmarks in ILLC
  • ILLC’s Continuing Education Series
  • Project Inclusion

Programs and Services

  Functional Basic Education (FBE) This Program is parallel with the MBE except that it is designed mainly for
  Early Intervention Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy These services focus on enhancing skills in the
Transition Education Program   Through classroom and community-based activities, the TEP aims to foster
  Job Readiness Programs (JRP) The JRP aims to teach essential work behaviors and vocational skills. Training is
  Peer Group Program A weekend program that establishes support systems wherein students can freely and
  Training for Professionals Specialized Training packages can be custom made to accommodate the needs of specific
News and Events

There are so many things in this world to treasure and to be grateful for. One of these is Friendship. According to Jorge Luis Borges “There are people in our lives who make us happy for the simple chance of having crossed paths. Some of them walk that path beside us, watching the many moons pass, while others we barely see between one step and the next. All of them we call friends and there are many types of them.”

       On November 28, 2018, the Modified Basic Education students had a break from school as they had their annual field trip. The first location was in Kidzania Manila wherein the kids enjoyed simulating different stations inspired by community helpers and occupations. Some of the kids enjoyed being a fireman wherein they rode a fire truck and put out a fire; some became doctors, pilots and theatre performers!

On October 24, 2018, ILLC celebrated United Nations Day with the theme, “UN Day 2018: A Myriad of Global Flavors.” Different countries were represented by each class which included Mexico, China, United Kingdom, Japan, USA, Belgium, Italy, Brazil, Canada, Spain, France, and South Korea. The students flaunted their costumes from different nations during the parade. What made the event even more remarkable were the wondrous booth decorations, which

         Ms. Nina Almeda, our Program Director, had a productive school visit at the Musashino Higashi Gakuen School in Tokyo, Japan on November 7, 2018. She was warmly welcomed by Mr. Takamatsu and Mr. Suzuki, the school’s Assistant Director and General Manager, respectively.  Established in 1964, the Higashi school is globally recognized as a pioneer and forerunner in inclusive education.

      What can be a better way of relaxing and bonding with your family than watching a movie? Indeed, the same goes for the whole ILLC community during the movie block screening held on November 24, 2018 as they watched “Wreck it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet” in SM Megamall. It was such a great opportunity for the teachers, staff members, students and their parents to spend some quality time together outside the four walls of the school.

On August 1, 2018, the students of the Independent Living Learning Centre participated in the Fire and Earthquake Preparedness Month Memorandum ordered by Department of Education. All the ILLC students, teachers and school personnel exhibited different safety precautions for survival. During the drill, students' personal awareness was manifested when they heard the alarm.

About Us

The Independent Living Learning Centre, established in July 2003, caters to the need of children, adolescents and young adults with developmental conditions. The aim has been to promote the students optimum level of independence and quality of life. By maximizing their ability for self - sufficiency in the domains of self care, education, social interaction, work and recreation. Practical learning activities for independent living are provided in home and community setting to help generalize learning.

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