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Featuring Michael Pangilinan and other Surprise Celebrity Guests!   Registration Starts at 12:00 PM Camp Crame Multipurpose Center See you there!!!
Now on its 13th year, the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines, Inc., celebrated its Happy Walk with the theme All for Down on February 22, 2015 at Skydome, SM North EDSA. The parade of persons with Down Syndrome and SPED advocates inside the mall raised awareness about the condition. The showcase of talents happened inside the Sky Dome where our very own dance group, ILLC Hunks and Babes
ILLC started the year right with the Autism Society of the Philippines (ASP) Angels Walk, held at the Mall of Asia Arena on January 25, 2015. For this year, the theme of the Philippine National Autism Consciousness Week was, "Autism Inclusive Philippines: Aim High! Fly High!" The theme revolved around inclusion of individuals with autism in the community and most especially in the corporate
As one ILLC family, parents, students, teachers and school staff once again joined hands in the annual fundraising Bingo event which coincided with the other much awaited affair, the post-Valentine’s Ball. It was held last March 6 at the AFPCOC Tejeros Hall in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.The day was filled with excitement and pure fun. Also, many raffle prizes were awarded to lucky players all
One Meralco Foundation (OMF) took the opportunity to honor and thank our teachers, our modern-day heroes, during the culmination of the celebration of National Teachers’ Month in October 2014. OMF, through the efforts of Mrs. Apple Lim, a former ILLC parent, honored the teachers and therapists by distributing postcards as a sign of appreciation and gratitude. Each postcard contains a prayer
Employment opportunities for people with special needs is one of the more relevant issues we are facing today. In his report for The World Tonight, the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) reporter Jekki Pascual sought to raise awareness and bring this to the attention of mainstream society. The news feature focused on ILLC’s Job Readiness and Work Placement Program and how these prepare individuals with
Once a year, before the summer heat fades, ILLC holds its annual Rest and Recreation (R and R) activity for its teachers and staff. This year’s R and R was held at the Fontana Leisure Park and Casino in Clark, Pampanga from May 29 – 30, 2014. The teambuilding activity was interesting and exciting because many of the teachers were new. The activity fostered new friendships within the ILLC family.
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
  • Amore: A Sweet Valentine
  • Happy Walk and CanRock 2015
  • A Day with the Angels
  • ILLC PTA Bingo-Bazaar: Year 6
  • One Meralco Foundation Honors ILLC Teachers
  • ANC Goes to ILLC
  • ILLC’s Rest and Recreation with a Twist 2015
  • 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

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!

In commemoration of the United Nations Day, ILLC held its UN Day Program on October 22, 2008. The theme for this year‘s UN Day festivities was entitled,  "Beyond Boundaries: Moving Towards Unity". The class presentations gave us a taste of what each nation has to offer. Judges declared Valerie Limcaoco as the Best Dressed Female and Mannix Hashim as the Best Dressed Male. In addition, Class A – Egypt won the Best Decorated Class award. The Dance Club performed yet another groovy number depicting various dances from all around the world. Their number surely delighted the students and parents as well! The finale number was led by the Music Club. While they were singing Michael Jackson‘s ―Heal the World,‖ students from the different classes went out of their rooms to form a human chain at the ILLC gardens.

The beginning of the each school year can never be complete without the Parent-Teacher Assembly (PTA). This year‘s PTA held last Sept. 20, 2008 had a two-fold objective. The first and foremost was to foster camaraderie among the parents and teachers, while the second objective was to motivate the parents to become more active in school projects. The assembly started with an ice breaker called Two Truths and a Lie. The game definitely roused hilarious and even naughty bits of trivia from the parents!

Pabitin, Patadyong and Puto. What do these three things have in common? The correct answer is that we all see them during the Linggo ng Wika! Last August 22, ILLC celebrated the Linggo ng Wika with a fiesta! Students and teachers alike came to school wearing Filipiniana costumes from different ethnic tribes and provinces in the Philippines. The next part of the program was the Palarong Pinoy. Selected students had an interpretative dance number as the Music Club led the community in singing the finale song, Paraiso. Like a fiesta, the ILLC Community became one in feasting over pansit, lumpia, barbeque and different kinds of kakanin!

Was it an animal invasion?! A zoo on the loose?! Nope, it was ILLC‘s Foundation Day! Various pets and animals joined the celebration of Independent Living Learning Centre‘s fifth year anniversary on July 18, 2008. After a heartwarming introduction from Mr. Abelardo Apollo I. David, ILLC‘s Executive Director, Dr. Pineda talked about taking care of our pets properly. Then it was time for the pets to take the center stage. There were countless dogs of various breeds, a rabbit, a huge turtle, hamsters and many more animals! All the nominated pets strutted their stuff hoping to cinch an award or two. Special awards were given to the Best Groomed Pet, Best Pet Costume and Most Exotic Pet.

 

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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