a foundation for higher independence
Residential Life Skills Program for young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
AFIL’s mission is to provide a safe and supportive living environment for our adult residents who are diagnosed with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and elevate them to their highest independence and interdependence through life skills, education and vocational guidance.
THE AFIL WAY
AFIL was built in 1979 as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. AFIL is a twenty-four-hour educational and residential program designed to teach life skills to young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. We offer a holistic approach which places the resident at the center of the program and advocates for them and their abilities as they learn greater independence and interdependence.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Nick Stewart, Resident
AFIL has mentally prepared me for the readiness of society. They have also helped me realize my strengths and have encouraged me to be the best person I can be.
Lisa Starnes, Parent
One day I believed my son could be the President of the United States. Then, the next day I was forced with the reality of he may have to live with me for the rest of my life. AFIL gave me a realistic expectation that my son could lead a successful life.
I am learning how to live independently. When my parents ask, I tell them that I don't ever want to go back home.