Our Mission

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

The SILC also:

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

Collaborate and 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.

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

What we doN’t DO

What Texas SILC does NOT do:

Provide direct services such as purchasing medical equipment, locating housing, or hiring personal care attendants.

Provide legal services for people with disabilities.

Provide oversight of the Centers for Independent Living (CILs). CILs are their own autonomous community-based non-profit.

Audited financial statements are available upon request.