Statewide Independent Living Council | Our Work and Resources
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OUR WORK

The SILC TN is a technical assistance and systemic advocacy organization working to promote Independent Living philosophy and services in Tennessee.

•      Convening quarterly Council meetings that are open to the public,

•      Educating the community and public leaders about the IL philosophy and the impact of legislation individuals with disabilities,

•      Collaborating with our local, state and national disability communities on behalf of Tennesseans with disabilities,

•      Offering training and support to the state’s Independent Living Network of six Centers for Independent Living (CIL),

•      Facilitating the Tennessee Independent Living Network’s drafting of the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL),

•      Monitoring, reviewing and evaluating the implementation of the SPIL, and

•      Facilitate funding opportunities for expanding the practice of IL in Tennessee.

RESOURCES FOR THE PUBLIC

EMPLOYMENT AND FINANCES
INDEPENDENT LIVING
NATIONAL DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS
NCIL PROJECTS
PARENTING AND DISABILITY

•   Parenting with a Mental Illness: Programs and Resources Guide (PDF) is a comprehensive resource to help parents, providers, and advocates find information about programs in their area.

•   Through the Looking Glass

PHYSICAL ACCESSIBILITY
SENIORS WITH DISABILITIES
SPECIAL EDUCATION
TENNESSEE PARTNERS IN DISABILITY ADVOCACY
VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES
YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES
young man who had Spinal Meningitis sits in his wheelchair while he work on engineering equipment
Young woman who is blind and using a cane shops for fruit in a grocery store
Service dog 'Emmet' Practices Opening a Power Door for his user who uses a wheelchair

RESOURCES FOR TN CILS AND COUNCIL MEMBERS