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The SILC TN is governed by a Council appointed by the Governor for two 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 a membership that is representative...

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...

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: ...