State Plan for Independent Living
The State Independent Living Council’s main purpose is to develop the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL), in cooperation with the Centers for Independent Living. The SPIL must also be signed by at least 51 percent of Executive Directors of Centers for Independent and submitted to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The State Plan for Independent Living is a detailed three-year plan that sets the parameters and establishes the goals for the provision of Independent Living services in Texas. The SILC is also charged with the responsibility of monitoring the implementation and effectiveness of the State Plan for Independent Living. Other roles of the SILC are systems advocacy, education of the public regarding disability-related topics, and provision of technical assistance concerning the independent living philosophy and approach.