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1: Iowa & Nebraska Advocates at NCIL March holding signs: “Full Community Integration Now” & “Disability Rights ARE Civil Rights”.
2: SILC Council Members receiving Outstanding Leadership Awards 2018.
3: Iowa Youth at the ADA March in Des Moines holding signs: “Support & Defend Disability Rights” & “Disability Rights ARE Civil Rights”.
4: Iowan Cheri Clark receiving the Lifetime Advocacy Achievement Award with Advocates at the Iowa Capitol.
5: Collage of pictures including: 5 Iowa Advocates at SOAR Conference, Senator Harkin with Iowa Advocates, & Advocates at the NCIL Conference.

Mission

To strengthen the voice of Iowans with disabilities on issues affecting their lives, to build a statewide network of centers for independent living, and to collaborate with our partners in advancing the independence, productivity, and full inclusion of Iowans with disabilities.

What is the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)?

The Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is a council where the majority of members are persons with disabilities. The role of the Council is to plan for the coordination and expansion of independent living services in Iowa.

Independent Living (IL) Services and supports are those which help people with disabilities to accomplish their goals and to live, work, learn, and play in communities of their choice.

What Does the SILC Do?

Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) works to strengthen and expand Iowa’s Independent Living Network, and to build partnerships to address disability issues and to promote public policies and programs consistent with independent living values.

What is the Independent Living Movement?

The core value of Independent Living: that people with disabilities understand disability issues and their own needs better than anyone else, and that they must take responsibility for removing the barriers that they face in education, employment, housing, and civic and religious life.

Become a Member of the SILC

Please consider joining us to help build a stronger voice for Iowan’s with disabilities!   The SILC meets at least four times a year.  Meetings are open to the public and public comment is welcome.  All are welcome to submit a Gubernatorial Appointment Resume to be considered for Governor-appointment to the SILC

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