Independent Living. Get Involved!
Join others in working to expand resources and opportunities for people with disabilities. Attend a Statewide Independent Living Council meeting, serve on a committee, volunteer at a Center for Independent Living or learn about how to be an active citizen and advocate. Learn more >
The SILC works for change throughout Georgia.
The Statewide Independent Living Council is a systems advocacy and planning organization. We work for systemic change in the areas that are the biggest barriers to people with disabilities participating fully in their communities. In our current 3-year plan, the areas we are focused on are:
- Aging with Developmental Disabilities
DBHDD has partnered with the Department of Human Services, Division of Aging to ensure that citizens receiving services (or applying for services) who are aging have the necessary information to identify needed resources for themselves and/or their family members. http://dbhdd.georgia.gov/Read more >
- Course Available for Real Estate Agents on Housing Accessibility
On the morning of August 27th the Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia will conduct a short course called “Homes that Work for Everyone: Finding & Understanding Accessible Options for Clients.” The course is being done in conjunction with the Atlanta Board of Realtors and the Atlanta Chapter of NARI (National ... Read more >
- Family Support Services
Family Support Services is a non-entitlement program which brokers disability specific services based on each individual and families unique needs. Family Support Services are based on the value that families belong together and individuals are best served in the community setting. These supports meet every day needs that are often critical ... Read more >