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:
- Register now for the GDHA Symposium: Stories of Advocacy and Action
Free Event but Space is Limited
Friday, October 23, 2015, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, 300 S. Hull St., Athens, GA
The Georgia Disability History Symposium: Stories of Advocacy and Action will focus on the history of disability in Georgia and highlight the recently established Georgia Disability History Archive at the University of Georgia. Topics will ... Read more >
- Information Alert: Updated DOL Home Care Rule Advocacy Action Steps
Our recent information alert discussed the recent decision by a U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. to uphold the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Home Care Rule (PDF). Unless the Supreme Court takes action, the rule will go into effect on October 13, 2015, and your state’s long-term care programs, particularly ... Read more >
- Article: Does VR Agency Structure Matter?
Advocates for Georgians with Vision Loss have for many years, wanted a separate VR program specifically for this disability. Perhaps this article explains why.Read more >