Governor's Office of Disability Affairs
The Louisiana Statewide Independent Living Council (“SILC”) is currently looking for individuals involved in the disability community who are interested in serving on the Council.
· The Council is federally mandated by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and whose purpose is to promote a philosophy of independent living.
· The Council is made up of 21 members who are eligible to serve up to two three year terms.
· The SILC meets quarterly on the second Thursday of that month. Member duties include attending meetings, working with the Louisiana Rehabilitation Council, federal report requirements, and implementing the State Plan.
· For those of you traveling from out of town to the meetings, travel and mileage are reimbursed by the Council.
· Goals for the Council for the 2013 year include- writing the state plan, providing valuable information through guest speakers at meetings, identifying target groups who will benefit from both awareness of independent living and independent living services, promoting independent living in the community and collaborating with other groups.
· The followings positions on the Council are vacant:
1. Representative of a Center for Independent Living
2. Parent/guardian of individual with a disability
3. Parent/guardian of individual with a disability
4. Advocate for Individuals with Disabilities
5. Advocate for Individuals with Disabilities
6. Advocate for Individuals with Disabilities
7. Advocate for Individuals with Disabilities
8. Representative of Private Business
9. Representative of Private Business
10. Representative from an Organization Providing Services
We would be happy to provide you with a packet of information regarding the Council and membership requirements. Please contact us.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information regarding the Council duties or if you have any questions.