Independent Living for Adults with Disabilities

The Arc of San Diego's Independent Living Services (ILS) supports people with intellectual disabilities in their desire to live on their own and be an active part of their local community. Independent Living Professionals work one-on-one with each individual, providing direction and guidance based on each person's needs. Together, we identify resources and teach independent living skills essential to improving the quality of one's life. This includes assisting individuals with paying the rent and bills, cooking healthy meals, using public transportation, and accessing medical and dental services.

Independent Living Services offers training in person-centered planning, household & money management, health & personal safety, and accessing community resources & recreational activities. In addition, ILS collaborates with the Early Intervention Program in assisting individuals with intellectual disabilities who are parents. This includes providing parenting skills, securing daycare facilities, and any resources related to improving the lives of their children.

Please read one of our success stories here: Helping People Live Independently  or watch the inspiring story of one of our clients below!


For more information, please contact Wendy Ramos, Program Manager, Community Living Services, at (619) 685-1175, ext. 1246 or via email.

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