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:
- Employment First Georgia Update
To all our new folks, welcome to Employment First Georgia! I’m pleased to announce we have so many people on the list that we’re looking into starting a listserv. A few updates to share…
- We are still awaiting the appointment of our Employment First legislative study committee. (There are more study committees ... Read more >
- Webinar: Reaching People with Disabilities: Wireless Emergency Alerting and Accessibility
Please join us for a FREE Webinar entitled:
Reaching People with Disabilities: Wireless Emergency Alerting and Accessibility
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST
This webinar will have real-time captioning and a sign language interpreter.
The Georgia Emergency Preparedness Coalition for Individuals ... Read more >
- The Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities
Google is looking to address the needs of a billion people with disabilities worldwide and it’s putting big bucks behind the effort.
The Internet search giant said this week that Google.org — the company’s charitable arm — is offering up $20 million to nonprofits “using emerging technologies to increase independence for people living with disabilities.”
As part of ... Read more >