Innovative Life Solutions (ILS), founded in the District of Columbia in 2004, is a national organization, offering individuals living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) services to enhance their lives by actively participating in their communities. ILS President and Chief Executive Officer David A. Carrington, MBA, PT, saw an overall void in quality supports and services for individuals living with IDD, which led to the expansion of ILS beyond the DMV to other regions. In 2019, ILS expanded to New Jersey, establishing Innovative Life New Jersey (ILNJ), with the mission of extending services to individuals deemed as extreme cases (high acuity) to enable them to experience a better quality of life.
Our mission is to enhance the lives of people living with diverse behavioral, mental, intellectual, and developmental disabilities through excellence, education, and empowerment. ILNJ is committed to providing individuals living with IDD the highest level of excellence in care, while empowering them to experience fulfilled lives. Our holistic approach includes educating the individual, their family and/or guardians and the community, while meeting the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of everyone. Our vision is to support individuals by offering self-direction in the least restrictive setting of their choice, therefore creating purpose, and meaning as envisioned by the individual and their support system.
ILNJ was founded on the principles of Commitment, Attitude, Responsibility and Excellence. We are committed to providing care and compassion while selflessly devoting our attention to meeting the needs of the individuals we serve. Our attitude is determined not by what happens, but how we react to what happens. Responsibility demonstrates our level of conviction, choices made, our willingness to embrace the task at hand and to see it through. Our excellence is seen in our efforts to exceed the status quo and excel to higher heights. These principles are the cornerstone of ILNJ.