Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council

A nonprofit, cross-disability, consumer-controlled organization, the mission of the Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council is to use our collective power and legal mandate to develop and secure public policies that ensure civil rights and expand options for all people with disabilities in all aspects of life.

Responsibilities of the PA SILC

-Collaborate with, strengthen and expand the network of Centers for Independent Living (CILs)
-Identify issues important to all individuals with disabilities which need to be addressed at the State and Federal Level
-Obtain input from all stakeholders and develop the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL)
-Monitor and review the implementation of the SPIL

Upcoming Meetings & Events

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Independent Living

Independent living, is a philosophy and a worldwide movement of individuals with disabilities working for equal opportunities, self-determination, and self-respect.  It stems from the fundamental principle that people with disabilities are entitled to the same civil rights, options and control over choices in their own lives as people without disabilities.

MORE ABOUT INDEPENDENT LIVING
STATE PLAN FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING (SPIL)

Centers for Independent Living

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are consumer‑controlled, community‑based, cross‑disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agencies operated by individuals with disabilities, providing an array of independent living services.

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