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Author: Silctn2017

As part of Disability Employment Awareness Month, the SILC is participating in Hire My Strengths! Hire My Strengths is a social media campaign that encourages anyone and everyone (with a disability or not) to think about what they're good at. No matter what it is, if...

THE BENEFITS OF INDEPENDENT LIVING Boston University’s Master of Science in Health Communication program  just released a new infographic sharing some of the many benefits of Independent Living for people with disabilities. BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE One of the leading benefits of living independently is better quality of life. In...

This article was originally published by TennesseeWorks.  By Linnet Overton, SILC TN Executive Director Most people take for granted their ability to choose where and how to live, work, and play. For the more than a million Tennesseans with disabilities though, barriers in our communities often limit...

At the June 2017 SILC Quarterly Meeting Tennessee's Centers for Independent Living Shared some great successes achieved in the past quarter. Memphis Center for Independent Living We are thrilled to inform you that  MCIL was selected for a Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Nursing...

CBO score released on Senate Health Care Bill, new provision added to penalize lapse in coverage  by TN Council on Developmental Disabilities Due to rapid developments this week, we are writing with updates related to the Senate health care bill, the "Better Care Reconciliation Act". Yesterday, Monday 6/26, the Congressional...

New Executive Director, Statewide Independent Living Council of Tennessee, INC.  The Statewide independent Living Council of Tennessee (SILC) is announced a vacancy for an Executive Director to provide administrative leadership for the organization in May 2017. SILC was sad to see their previous Executive Director Ann...

The Statewide Independent Living Council of Tennessee holds Quarterly Meetings that are open to the public. In these meetings we share updates on ongoing projects, review and vote on emerging issues, and provide technical assistance for the state's IL Network. The next SILC Quarterly Meeting is: ...

Supported Decision-Making: Creating a Continuum of Choice is a white paper that highlights an emerging best-practice known as Supported Decision-Making (SDM). SDM provides a framework for broadening the choices available to people with disability who need help making decisions. Unlike existing options, which include conservatorships and Powers...

Disability Day on the Hill 2017 Wednesday, February 8th 9am-2pm CST Welcome Event 10:15 - 11:45am, Old Supreme Court Room 301 6th Ave North, Nashville, TN 3724   We encourage you to call and set up in-person meetings with your state legislators! Find them at: www.capitol.tn.gov DDH Questions? Email: ddh@tndisability.org or call: 615-383-9442 ...

The Independent Living (IL) philosophy seeks to empower people with disabilities to exert influence, choice, and control over all aspects of their lives. In practice, IL support teaches the self advocacy process of goal determination and navigating barriers to achieve one’s goals. For example, Ashley,...