Our Personal Experience in ILLC By: Judge Alfredo and Dr. Marilissa Ampuan
The Answer to Parents’ Dreams By: Rosalinda Tabios- Reyes
Our ILLC Experience By: Iriz Ann P. Montebon
Our ILLC Experience By: Rizalyn P. Jurado
Being a Parent at ILLC
Since our daughter Mariel was diagnosed with autism, we have brought her to different special schools in Metro Manila. I was trying to look for the best environment for her. ILLC was God‘s answer to our prayers. We found in ILLC the perfect school for Mariel to continue the independent way of living that was introduced to her in St. Collete School in Wisconsin. Indeed, our Lord always shows us the way. Being a parent at ILLC is also very fulfilling. The PTA of the school is very active and is composed of dedicated and concerned parents. This is the reason why I accepted the position of head of the Ways and Means Committee. It was my way of sharing myself to the cause of the PTA which I find very notable and praiseworthy. Last November 30, 2007, we had our first fundraising project, the Bingo Extraordinaire, which was held at the Camp Crame Multipurpose Center. The preparations took less than two months but with the cooperation of the parents and school staff, we were able to meet our target of P200, 000 net income. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the students, parents, teachers and school staff who helped make this project a huge success. The activity served as a showcase also of the hidden talents of our parents and teachers. If we continue with the unity and cooperation everyone displayed in this activity, I‘m sure that we are headed to even greater heights as a PTA. Again, congratulations to everyone!
Testimony By: Mawie Aglipay
ILLC - The Right Program for our Family
We moved to Manila from the US in November, 2009. Our son, Tejus, 15, who has autism, was being homeschooled using the Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) program because public schools in the United States didn’t offer the right educational environment. Things changed when we found out about ILLC. The ILLC website looked impressive. Their goals for students were in line with ours. We wanted Tejus to be employable and develop social relationships – something all of us strive for. I was skeptical – could ILLC really offer this, something the schools in the US could not? Tejus began attending ILLC with the assistance of a shadow teacher trained in RDI. During this time, Tejus’ goals were simple - to sit quietly (without stimming) and interact with his teachers. Such simple goals were challenging for Tejus, especially since he had been out of a classroom environment for almost four years. Over time, we watched Tejus slowly engage with his teachers. In October of 2010, Tejus no longer had a shadow teacher. Our concern was whether Tejus could cope in the classroom without her. But, with the help of his nurturing and dedicated teachers, Teacher Margot and Teacher Camille, Tejus is attending classes by himself. This is the first time in his life that he has been able to do so. Now, he is an active member of his classroom. He is able to follow the lessons in class over short periods of time. We are excited about Tejus’ prospects at ILLC as we look forward to the Job Readiness Programs next year. ILLC is a great home for our special children, with teachers and administrators who have the right attitude.
Testimony By: Chitra Sharathchandra
Our ILLC Experience
My Family's ILLC Experience