The Colorado Statewide Independent Living Council (CSILC)

The Colorado Statewide Independent Living Council (CSILC) champions the full inclusion of people with disabilities in community life. We further this mission by strengthening Centers for Independent Living, advocating for change with elected and appointed officials, and educating the general public about independent living.

Public Notice

Notice of intent to submit the Colorado State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) and solicitation of public input

Posted on May 10th, 2024

Comment period May 15th – June 15th, 2024

Proposed 2025-2027 Colorado State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL)

Sec. 704(a) of The Rehabilitation Act, as amended, requires states review and revise SPILs not less than once every three years (Rehab Act Sec. 704 (a)). The 2025-2027 Colorado State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) is our strategic plan that brings together the Network of Centers, the Colorado Statewide Independent Living Council (CO SILC) and our partners as we work collaboratively to advance the independence of people across disabilities and lifespans.

The 2025 – 2027 SPIL is informed by quarterly and annual surveys of the Independent Living (IL) Network partners on the progress of the current SPIL, the statewide assessment conducted in 2022 and completed in 2023; and the most current demographic, geographic and funding allocation information available.

Once approved by the Administration on Community Living, the 2025-2027 Colorado State Plan for Independent Living will go into effect on October 1, 2024 and will be effective through September 30, 2027.

You may also review the proposed FFY 2025-2027 SPIL on our website.

Please contact the SILC at  303-902-5897 or via email at coordinator@coloradosilc.org to request the 2025-2027 SPIL in an alternate format, including language translation.

Please contact the SILC at 303-902-5897 or via email at coordinator@coloradosilc.org to submit a public comment.

The SILC will host a public meeting via Zoom on May 15th, 2024, and there is a public comment period set for 1:00 PM MST, to hear comments on the 2025-2027 draft SPIL. ASL will be provided for this meeting. Please visit our website for meeting information.

Please contact the SILC at 303-902-5897 or via email at coordinator@coloradosilc.org to request a disability-related accommodation other than ASL for the public meeting.

The Colorado Statewide Independent Living Council (CSILC)

  • partners with Colorado’s 9 Centers for Independent Living to ensure that every person with a disability in our state who wants to live independently has the resources to do so
  • promotes systemic reform to remove barriers to independent living
  • conducts research to inform policymakers and the general public
  • is a resource for people with disabilities and the communities in which they live
  • creates the state plan for independent living in collaboration with public and private stakeholders

Independent living is simply that—living in your own home, in your own community, and making your own decisions. Independent living is being in control of your own life, taking responsibility for your actions, taking risks, and either failing or succeeding on your own terms.

“Independent Living” means deciding one’s own pattern of life—schedules, entertainment, food, vices, virtues, leisure, and friends. It is the freedom to take risks and the freedom to make mistakes.

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VALUES

  • We recognize the value of all people, and acknowledge their rights to dignity, freedom and inclusion.
  • We support a cross-disability, multicultural and disability justice perspective that promotes consumer control.
  • We believe that the application of independent living philosophy and the delivery of independent living services creates an environment that supports the potential of all Coloradoans.

Virtual Special Meeting on June 21, 2024

Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) Special Virtual Meeting

June 21, 2024 at 11:00 AM Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87943713950

Meeting ID: 879 4371 3950

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