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Colorado SILC Meeting in Colorado Springs

The Colorado Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) will be meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Hotel Elegante’ Conference & Event Center, 2886 South Circle Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80906.  The meeting is open to the public.

Anyone who wishes to provide public comment about issues facing people with disabilities in Colorado, may do so at 1:00 p.m. Sign language interpreters will be available.   Any other disability-related accommodations that are needed to attend this meeting or give a public comment should be requested in advance.  Please contact the SILC Coordinator via E-mail at Coordinator@ColoradoSILC.org  or phone at (303) 902-5897  by July 12, 2017.   SILC also accepts written comments relevant to Colorado independent living services.  Comments may be delivered at the meeting or E-mailed directly to the Coordinator at Coordinator@ColoradoSILC.org.   To learn more about Colorado’s Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) and additional details regarding this upcoming meeting, please visit Colorado SILC’s website at www.coloradosilc.org.

In addition to the meeting, SILC members will be at a Meet & Greet with local Colorado Springs community members on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Please come, join in, and meet people working on independent living supports in Colorado and the Colorado Springs area!  The Independence Center located at 729 S. Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 is hosting this event.

Colorado SILC works in conjunction with a network of Centers for Independent Living (CIL) and the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), Office of Independent Living Services. SILC members and CIL Directors create goals and objectives for the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) based on what is needed, according to data from the Colorado’s CILs and other various resources. A new plan is written by the SILC members every three (3) years, and members also must monitor the progress of the plan to ensure that CILs are adhering to the outlined goals and objectives of the SPIL, as stated in Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Colorado CILs are operated by people with disabilities as non-profits to provide numerous resources that assist individuals with disabilities to live independently in the community.  There are nine (9) CILs in the state that serve as a resource for people living with disabilities by providing five (5) core services: information & referral, peer support, independent living skills training, transition, and advocacy.

To learn more about Colorado’s Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC), visit our website at www.coloradosilc.org .