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STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL OF TENNESSEE

MLK quote displayed at a disability rights march with Justin Dart, Judith E. Heumann and other advocates - AZ SILC credit

Mission

The Statewide Independent Living Council of Tennessee (SILC), is a 501(c)3 independent nonprofit governed by people with disabilities. For more than 20 years, our mission has been to promote Independent Living (IL) philosophies in Tennessee and support its practices and values. As such, the SILC educates the community and public leaders about the IL philosophy, provides training and support to the Independent Living community, and facilitates funding opportunities for expanding the practice of IL in Tennessee.

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NEWS

Want to learn about the latest happenings at the SILC TN and across the state in our wonderful Centers for Independent Living? Follow the link below to our BLOG!

 

Smiling woman with Cerebral Palsy walks using crutches down a library hall holding hands with a smiling man with Cerebral Palsy using a power wheelchair
Middle aged woman with T.A.R. Syndrome sits in her kitchen cutting vegetables with her husband for a meal at home

MEMBERSHIP

If you’re interested in becoming a SILC member, please review the application process and contact Connie Robinson with questions.

MEETINGS

The Statewide Independent Living Council’s quarterly meetings are open to the public. The next Quarterly Meeting will be held November 15, 2018 at Homewood Suites by Hilton (2640 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214) at 9am to 12 noon. Other upcoming meeting dates and agendas can be found online here

 

The purpose of the SILC Quarterly meetings are to review the Division of Rehabilitation Services, Centers for Independent Living and Statewide Independent Living Council’s responsibility under Title VII, relating to promoting a philosophy of independent living in order to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. All SILC Quarterly Meetings are open to the public, unless they are an executive session as defined in the TN Sunshine laws.

 

Individuals who choose to attend remotely, or require alternative modes of communication or accommodations should contact Connie Robinson, at Email:  ConnieRobinson@SILCTN.Org or Phone: (615) 255-0283, preferably 30 days prior to the meeting. SILC will always make the best effort of provide accommodation requests received closer to the meeting dates.

 

Committee meetings are held as necessary between Council meetings. If you are not a Council member, but would like information about SILC TN Committee meetings, please email Connie Robinson.

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