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Community Conversations Designed to Increase Input from People with Disabilities in SPIL   The SILC kicked off its Community Conversations series on April 13 as part of the Statewide Needs Assessment used to inform the development of the Statewide Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) in Tennessee. Let's Talk...

UPCOMING ELECTIONS State and Federal Primary and General Elections are Aug. 2 and Nov. 6, 2018. You can find more information about who's running at the Tennessee Secretary of State's website. Local elections happen May 1st. Information can be found at the Tennessee Secretary of State's website as well. REGISTRATION...

Share your Nursing Home Transition Success Story “Money Follows the Person” is a straight forward name for a program designed to help people with disabilities live in their communities. The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program promotes community-based care and services that allow people with disabilities...

SILC was thrilled to attend the 2017  SOUTHEASTERN POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION ALLIANCE (SEPSEA) Conference in Nashville at Vanderbilt University. The speakers were all engaging and informative students in postsecondary programs, teachers, administrators, family members, and advocates. SILC loved learning from them and is excited to share the...

STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL OF TN The SILC TN is governed by a Council appointed by the Governor for three year commitments. The SILC is comprised of Tennesseans with diverse disabilities and advocates for people with disabilities from across the state. The SILC strives to have...

by Francisca Guzman, SILC TN Associate Director  One of my cousins has an 18-year-old son, Jaime, who has a developmental disability. Being from a large family, there was little thought given to this fact. Jaime was a member of the family, and he and his parents...

Dear Friends: As we approach the end of 2017, I find myself, as I’m sure many of you do, reflecting on the year behind us. This year, the Statewide Independent Living Council of Tennessee (SILC) faced many transitions. We saw changes in our leadership, responded to...

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...