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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  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   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

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 .


June 30, 2017
  • SILC Membership Committee

    June 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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July 7, 2017
  • SILC - Executive Committee Meeting

    July 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Meeting is not open to the public

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July 18, 2017
  • SILC General Meeting- Meet & Greet

    July 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Colorado Springs CIL - Independence Center

    Colorado Springs Independence Center
    729 S Tejon
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    (719) 471-8181

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July 19, 2017
  • SILC Meeting

    July 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Hotel Eleganté Conference & Event Center, 2886 S Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, USA

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Location: (Meeting room TBD)
    (719) 576-5900

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Colorado Independent Living Centers

*Satellite Office