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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
  • DISASTER AWARENESS
  • ILLC MORE EDUCATIONALLY INCLUSIVE
  • ILLC’s Continuing Education Series
  • Project Inclusion

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  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
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With its desire to offer a more inclusive educational experience
to its students, ILLC has revitalized its partial mainstreaming
programs wherein students from the Modified Education Program
are exposed to carefully guided experiences to socialize, play and
learn with their typically developing peers in ILLC’s sister school, the
Academia Progresiva de Manila (APDM). The strategic physical
proximity of ILLC and APDM allows our capable mainstreaming and
inclusion teachers to conveniently assist ILLC students interact with
APDM students who have all undergone age-appropriate sensitivity
training. Through this innovative program, students from both ILLC
and APDM learn to respect, appreciate and celebrate each other’s
differences and diversity.

Once again, ILLC participated in a nationwide earthquake drill on
July 21, 2016. Everyone was familiarized with the sound of the
emergency siren which made it easier for them to recognize the signal
in the event of fires and earthquakes in school. ILLC’s staff and teachers
joined forces and came up with an emergency response protocol that
ensured the smooth facilitation of the simulation. Everyone did their
part cautiously which made it easier to lead the students and enabled
them to cooperate in the said activity. We would like to thank all the
staff, students and guardians for their support and cooperation in
making our school community a bigger, better and safer place for
everyone.

2016 ANCA Awards. Vancouver, Canada. Our very own
Executive Director, Teacher Archie David, was awarded the
ANCA Community Mentor Merit Award last October 2,
2016 at the World Autism Festival. He likewise spoke about
ILLC and Project TEACH, a community-based rehabilitation
program he co-established with the local government of
Mandaluyong City. Moreover, through a benchmarking visit
in Vancouver’s Sunnyhill Hospital, one of the leading and
most comprehensive pediatric facilities for children with
special needs, Sir Archie gained rich insights about the
center's referral system from early childhood to adulthood
vocational placement programs.

January 6, 2017. ILLC is very honored to have been
selected by officials from the Department of
Education, Central Office, Ms. Salvacion Olinares, Ms.
Elizabeth Owit and Ms. Trinidad Lagarto as a
benchmark on best inclusive and special education
practices. Among the recommendations given by ILLC
were on appropriate assessment and teaching
modalities to promote inclusion in the school and
workplace. ILLC looks forward to future collaborations
with the DepEd.

TOYP Awards, Quebec, Canada, November 4, 2016. For his excellence and voluntary leadership in uplifting humanity
through a more inclusive society, our very own executive director and founder Prof. Abelardo Apollo I. David, Jr. was
awarded as among the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World! For this remarkable achievement, Philippine
President Rodrigo Duterte congratulated Prof. David at the Malacañang Palace. A testimonial dinner was likewise hosted
for him and for the 2016 The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippines awardees, on December 12, 2016 where
Mr. Fernando Zobel de Ayala was among the guests of honor to congratulate Prof. David and the TOYM honorees.
Perhaps what is most admirable about Prof. David is how despite the numerous local and international awards he has
received, he has remained humble and quiet, unwavering in getting his hands and feet directly immersed in our school’s
affairs as he steers us towards the realization of our vision and mission.

The ILLC is privileged to be the partner of JCI-Manila in
launching yet another innovative program for the benefit
of speech and communication-impaired individuals. The
first of its kind, the Speak Easy Program was formally
offered in November 2016 and aims to offer appropriate
Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) systems to youth with speech limitations
using low, light and high technology pieces of device and apps contributed by JCI. The ILLC is
pleased to announce that Speak Easy will be offered as among the summer programs this April
2017. Through this AAC program, students who have difficulty expressing verbally, may be given
a chance to communicate their wants, needs, thoughts, feelings, inquiries and frustrations more
effectively thus potentially enhancing theirs and their family’s quality of life.

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 workplace inclusion of PIDs.

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 Alternative Communication (AAC) among many others. Another topic that really helped the teachers was the RDI talk given by the mother of Tejus, Mrs. Chitra Sharathchandra. Relationship Development Intervention or RDI taught the teachers to let their students think critically and not just rely on the teacher’s prompts and cues. Dr. Vanessa Cainghug of The Medical City talked about psychiatric conditions which have a high comorbidity possibility with developmental conditions. The Mandaluyong Fire Department also conducted a lecture for the teachers on emergency evacuation in case of fires and other natural disasters.

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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