The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC), is an independent nonprofit governed by people with disabilities. Our goal is to advance advocacy and independence for Tennesseans with disabilities by collaborating with all interested parties. We believe that people with disabilities are the best experts on their needs.
The mission of the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) of Tennessee is to promote and support the independent living philosophy through the implementation of the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). The Council is composed of members who provide statewide representation; the majority of whom are individuals with disabilities. SILC members are appointed by the Governor.
The SILC is required to hold regularly scheduled meetings that are open to the public.
The next SILC meeting will be held on Thursday, March 12 2020 9am-12pm CST 23 Federal Drive Jackson, TN 38305
The S.I.L.C. is an independent leadership not-for-profit organization that represents cross disability, consumer control, choice and empowerment. The Council is a governor appointed body comprised of Tennesseans with diverse disabilities from throughout the state. The SILC promotes the Independent Living (IL) philosophy in Tennessee by developing the State Plan for Independent Living in collaboration with the Tennessee Division of Rehabilitation Services; promotes and supports Centers for Independent Living that are community based, consumer controlled non-residential centers conducting advocacy, providing information and referral, directing IL skills training and supporting peer counseling. The SILC is federally mandated and funded under the Rehabilitation Act, 1992 Amendment, Title VII.