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.
TENNESSEANS WITH DISABILITIES
TENNESSEANS WITH DISABILITIES SERVED BY CILs
TENNESSEANS WITH DISABILITIES SEEKING EMPLOYMENT
The Statewide Independent Living Council’s quarterly meetings are open to the public. The next Quarterly Meeting will be held October 10th, 2018 at Disability Rights TN (2 International Plaza #825, Nashville, TN 37217) 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 Edward Mitchell, at Email: Edward@JCIL.TN.org or Phone: (731) 668-2211, 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 Edward Mitchell.