Programs and Services
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.