What is Texas State Independent Living Council?

The Texas State Independent Living Council (SILC) is a non-profit organization with the mission to ensure that Texans with disabilities have access to quality Independent Living Services by providing a framework for service delivery.

Each state has one SILC.  Texas SILC is led by a majority of people with disabilities.  Our Members are Governor appointed throughout the state.

WHAT WE DO

The Texas SILC provides for the development, monitoring, and the evaluation of the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) that establishes the framework and guides the Network’s delivery of Independent Living Services.

We Advocate

We advocate on issues affecting people with disabilities based on the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).

We Collaborate

We partner with Centers for Independent Living (CILs) to develop the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL), which is a three-year strategic plan that provides the framework for the delivery of Independent Living Services in Texas.

We Develop

We develop and coordinate resources and activities in accordance to our State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). These resources and activities provide partner entities opportunities to expand services and build relationships.

State Plan for Independent Living

The State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) is a three-year strategic plan that provides the framework for the delivery of Independent Living services in Texas.

What is Independent Living?

The mission of the Texas Independent Living Network is to empower Texans with disabilities to live as independently as they choose.

Centers for Independent Living

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, non-residential private non-profit organizations that are designed and operated by people with disabilities and provide an array of independent living services to achieve independent living goals.

The Texas Network for Independent Living consists of 27 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) that provide direct services to Texans with disabilities and seniors.

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For questions or accommodations, you can reach us at: [email protected].

Latest News:

On Wednesday, June 28, 2023, the Texas State Independent Living Council held an emergency meeting.

On Thursday, May 25th, 2023, the Texas State Independent Living Council held its business quarterly meeting.