Learning to navigate the world
with our differences


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Privately Established

Founded in 1985 by a group of parents hoping to create an independent living environment for their learning disabled children.
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Luxury Apartment Setting

Located approximately ¾ miles from our main office, residents are integrated within the local community for optimum growth and independence. Residential support staff available 24/7 365
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The Day Center

This off-site, daily training facility is designed for residents to enhance their vocational, independence & daily living skills.

Grow with us

The Foundation for Independent Living is a private, not-for-profit, community-based program for adults with varying cognitive disabilities and developmental delays. Located in beautiful South Florida, this long-term residential living program is the ideal destination for young adults who are ready to navigate the world with their differences. Offering a unique and rewarding opportunity for adults to achieve their highest level of independence, FIL is truly the perfect transition for those seeking to thrive independently. Founded in 1985, FIL became a program which could enhance individual’s journey into the adult world; a place they could proudly call home.

Achieve Independence

The Foundation for Independent Living is a unique and rewarding opportunity for residents to achieve their highest level of independence.
  • Established in 1985 by parents
  • Co-ed program
  • Age range 18+
  • Modern apartment living
  • Continual Life Skills Trainings
  • Offered to adults 70-90 IQ level
    (Additional component for those 90 IQ & above)
  • Daily meal program
  • Offsite vocational training facility
  • On-Site Residential Staff available 24/7 365

My daughter arrived at FIL approximately 2 1/2 years ago fearful and anxious about many things. After a significant illness that required a prolonged hospital stay, the staff and the members of the FIL community welcomed her, tolerated her anxieties, provided her with support and structure while slowly working to restore her confidence. I can not say how grateful we are as a family to have found such a loving environment. The ability to live independently with such close proximity to her peers and staff is definitely the key to FIL’s success, but it is the kindness and dedication of the staff that makes FIL feel like a family.

Every time we talk to our daughter she is happy, engaged and ready to get off the phone and back to her next activity! FIL is one of the greatest blessings in our lives.

“Jason has developed the skills needed for independent living in a setting where he has caring support from a dedicated group of professionals.”

“Sherri has been residing at the Foundation for several years now. Employment opportunities, traveling and social programs with her many friends offer her a great quality of life.”

“The program and staff have helped our daughter to achieve a level of maturity that we never could have anticipated.”

“My son, Bill, has been in the Foundation for many years. The Foundation gave him a chance to be able to have an independent life. It has been a blessing for my family.”

Contact us

To contact us, please call us and someone will get back to you as soon as possible

(954) 968-6472