Programs and Services
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 included Cookery, Front Office, Food and Beverage, and Handicrafts. Hopefully, with the addition of the Senior High School Program, ILLC students would be more equipped and prepared for employment hereafter.
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’ pictures. All the students, parents, caregivers and school staff looked radiant and attended the event in their most beautiful attire. Parents were the happiest seeing their children walk on the runway, posing for the cameras, dancing for all the audience. Entertaining performances kept the students partying the afternoon away. Highlighted were Mr. Sebastian Uy and Ms. Sherlyn Sumbillo for being voted King and Queen; Mister Finn de Jesus and Miss Andrea Jison as Prince and Princess of the Ball. Ms. Luli Abejo was awarded as the Star of the Night. Thank you to the Meteoro, Aglipay and Jocson Families as well as to all our partners and sponsors for helping make the event possible.
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.
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 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.