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MISSION STATEMENT

Paving the pathways to full participation for the community of people with disabilities served by Colorado’s centers for independent living

VISION

The Colorado Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) envisions a Colorado that offers equal and full participation in professional and community life to all people with disabilities.

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Open Invitation for Colorado SILC Membership

The Colorado Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is a Governor-appointed 15 member group, the majority who are people living with disabilities. They volunteer their time to develop and monitor a Statewide Independent Living Plan (SPIL) to ensure people with disabilities in Colorado have access to services and supports for living well in their communities with maximum independence. This is achieved by the ten Centers for Independent Living (CILs) throughout the state because they are responsible for providing these services and supports to people with disabilities. The SILC meets four to six times a year in different parts of the state for six-hour meetings (travel, lodging and meals provided).

 

Currently the Colorado SILC is recruiting a few new members to serve three-year terms. Applications are being sought from people with disabilities, especially minorities, youth and veterans so that a diverse membership is maintained. People outside the Denver area are encouraged to apply, especially those from southeastern, mountain and rural communities.

 

Please consider becoming a member of SILC if you answer “yes” to the following:

 

Do you like being part of a team of dedicated, passionate people?

Do you like actively engaging in meetings because your opinion counts?

Do you like traveling around the state?

Do you care about others and want to see their lives improve?

Can you contribute two-four hours a month in addition to the four to six SILC meetings per year?

 

If so, then SILC membership could be for you! It means giving back to your community and to the state in a positive way. You would be contributing significantly an invaluable gift of your time, talents and treasures! For more information or an application, contact Priscilla Carlson, SILC Coordinator, at either coordinator@coloradosilc.org or (303) 968-6546.

Denver Community Resources for Youth with Disabilities 2013
http://www.denvergov.org/Portals/720/documents/News/District/Resource_Book_for_Youth_with_Disabilities.pdf

What other states like Massachusetts are doing for their youth
PDFs: Kessler – AHEDD – My Best EvaluationMy Best Brochure, and Youth Work Incentives

National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN)
Disability and Rural Communities: Making a Difference in Small Towns
http://www.ruralxchange.net/2014/02/disabilities-curriculum/

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