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The ILLC is privileged to be the partner of JCI-Manila inlaunching yet another innovative program for the benefitof speech and communication-impaired individuals. Thefirst of its kind, the Speak Easy Program was formallyoffered in November 2016 and aims to offer appropriateAlternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) systems to youth with speech limitationsusing low, light and high technology
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
2016 ANCA Awards. Vancouver, Canada. Our very ownExecutive Director, Teacher Archie David, was awarded theANCA Community Mentor Merit Award last October 2,2016 at the World Autism Festival. He likewise spoke aboutILLC and Project TEACH, a community-based rehabilitationprogram he co-established with the local government ofMandaluyong City. Moreover, through a benchmarking visitin Vancouver’s
Once again, ILLC participated in a nationwide earthquake drill onJuly 21, 2016. Everyone was familiarized with the sound of theemergency siren which made it easier for them to recognize the signalin the event of fires and earthquakes in school. ILLC’s staff and teachersjoined forces and came up with an emergency response protocol thatensured the smooth facilitation of the simulation. Everyone did
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
  • Speak Easy
  • Prof. David is among the Ten Outstanding Young
  • DepEd Central Office Benchmarks in ILLC
  • Recognition and Ideas from Canada to 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

ILLC expresses its sincerest gratitude to Ms. Joan Yao and Ms. Liza Bate for their generosity in donating useful educational toys and materials to ILLC. Moreover,
Ms. Yao and Ms. Bate also donated shoes to help children from less privileged children in Mandaluyong City and in the Provinces of Tarlac and Nueva Ecija.

On November 29, 2016, ILLC TEP students, teachers, parents and caregivers excitedly loaded up buses to join the most awaited Tagaytay Educational Trip. The Galinco Factory, home of the well-loved Chips Delight Cookies, welcomed ILLC inside their factory to let everybody get a sneak peak on how the yummy treats are made. Also, students were given a chance to experience personalizing and decorating cookies. Parents and caregivers also had the time to shop for Galinco products for the students’ baon and snacks. The next destination, ParadiZoo, gave everybody a taste of nature as everyone interacted with different kinds of animals paired with a breathtaking view of the vast farm. A worthwhile trek gave everybody time to appreciate everything the place had to offer. The Tagaytay Skyranch brought out the child in all those who were present. Excitement, happiness and fun poured out as everyone enjoyed the rides and the time spent with friends and family.

On November 28, 2016, the students from the Modified Basic Education took a break from studying within the four walls of the classroom to learn different road signs, common places in the community, and how to cross the street at the MMDA Children’s Road and Safety Park. The students were able to try crossing the street via a footbridge and an underground tunnel. Afterwards, the children roamed Manila's premier indoor play city, KidZania! Students had the chance to explore different occupations and showcase their talents in the different establishments around KidZania. The students of MBE were busy falling in line, but one can truly see the smiles on their faces especially when it was their turn to experience what the said establishment has to offer. The fieldtrip was a success and everybody had fun displaying their newly-discovered talents.

Before the 2nd semester officially started, the MBE students enjoyed a day full of treats. On November 7, 2016, our adorable students dressed up as beautiful princesses, mighty superheroes and movie-inspired characters. Students of Classes Marigold, Orchid, Sunflower, Tulip, Carnation, Violet, Lily, Daisy and Rose traipsed around the different classrooms and the other parts of the school with smiles on their faces while saying, “Trick or Treat!” to gather those precious treats and have some spooky fun. After collecting treats, each class flashed their beautiful smiles and wacky reactions in Halloween-inspired photowalls located in different areas within the school. This simple trick or treat activity promoted social interaction among our beloved students while sharing treats and enjoying one another’s company.

The school had an exciting and vibrant United Nations Day, with the theme “ILLC: A World Tour of Taste.” The event was filled with excitement as the students
showcased their vibrant costumes from different nations. Greece, USA, Spain, USA-Hawaii, Mexico, France, South Korea, Belgium, United Kingdom, Japan, and India were some of the countries represented during the event. Everyone looked spectacular and ready for the day’s performances, too. 

There is a saying that real heroes don’t wear capes – they teach. Teachers have created a special part and impact in the lives of their students. For this reason, ILLC prepared a mini celebration last October 7, 2016 to commemorate World Teachers’ Day. In the morning, the students gave sweets and treats to their teachers as a sign of their love and gratitude. 

Let the battles of colors begin! Every year, the ILLC Community takes a break from its regular schedules with the annual Friendship Cup. It was held on September 25, 2016 at the Mandaluyong City Gymnasium. The program started with a parade and followed by the Torch Lighting ceremony which symbolizes the commencement of the competition. 

ILLC commemorated our country’s Araw ng Wika on August 26, 2016, entitled Laro ng Lahi. This year’s commemoration featured Filipino games that children traditionally played in the past. As such, games like tumbang preso, agawang panyo, and a lot of relay games were played. Teachers innovated and modified the games to cater to the dynamic needs of all students. Parents and caregivers cheered the children on as they engaged in friendly Pinoy competitions. The crowd-favorite pabitin was the much-awaited game for our dear MBE pupils. Students shared in an agape of traditional Filipino food and delicacies after the games.

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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