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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

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
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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.

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. The Unilab Foundation, led by its dynamic head Ms. Rhodora Fresnedi and through the efforts of its coordinator Mr. Grant Javier, has come up with a Human Resource Manual for Empowering Persons with Intellectual Disabilities which is envisioned to be practical and informative to enable employers to acquire information that could assist them in facilitating the accommodation of PIDs in their respective organizations. The HR Manual draft was presented to the stakeholders on February 13, 2015 at the Bayanihan Center, Pasig City.

As an ultimate exercise of fun and learning, the 6th ILLC Friendship Cup was held on January 30, 2009 at the Camp Crame Gymnasium. There were three teams: Red Dragons, Orange Tigers and Yellow Lions. The program started with a Lighting of the Torch headed by Kenny Sy, Nelson Briones, Timothy Roy Israel, Michael Chang, and Paco De Leon. It was a whole day of fun activities, vigorous obstacles and dynamic games that surely fired up all the teams.
Each team prepared set of cheers to boost their team‘s morale. In the end, the Orange Tigers bested the other two teams, garnering First Place in ten of eighteen games, seconded by the Red Dragons while third prize over-all goes to the Yellow Lions. Congratulations, Orange Tigers Team!

Christmas is not just a time to buy and receive material gifts—it is also a time for remembering that during the First Christmas, Baby Jesus was born on a manger, devoid of extravagance, expensive gifts and material wealth. This was the message imparted during the annual Christmas program held on December 19, 2008. Dubbed, ―The ILLC Christmas Story,‖ this year‘s program showcased talents of ILLC students. Ina Mesina, AC Alvaran and Jhona Nisperos acted as the main actresses in the play written and directed by Teachers Nina Almeda and Shary Espiritu. Class E‘s Parol bagged the Best Christmas Class Parol. Hand-made by the students, the parol was covered with bottle labels while its tail was composed of Christmas balls made of sinamay thread. In line with the Christmas tradition, there was also an exchange of gifts among students. Sumptuous food from Abelardo‘s and KFC was served for lunch, completing the gaiety of the Christmas celebration.

November 30, 2008 is now in the history of ILLC as it set a milestone for the PTA. Held at the Camp Crame Multipurpose Hall, this was the PTA‘s paramount project. It served as a fundraiser for the Job Readiness Program. The event led by Mrs. Mawie Aglipay and the rest of the PTA was hosted by Mr. Louie Jocson and Mr. Chuck de Leon. The PTA was able to collect double of their targeted amount in ticket sales and corporate sponsorships. Selected mommies were tapped to perform during the intermission number. The ravishing mothers danced to the tune of Stayin‘ Alive. They truly showed the crowd that they are the Queens of the dance floor! Not to be outdone, the teachers performed a 70s themed medley composed of well-loved dance hits which caused a thundering excitement in the hall. The Grand Prize of P20,000.00 was brought home by Ate Inday, the caregiver of Bradley Ty. Congrats, Ate Inday!

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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