Statewide Independent Living Council of Alaska
What is the SILC?
Members of the Statewide Independent Living Council of Alaska (SILC) are appointed by the Governor of Alaska. The majority of the SILC council members have disabilities (as federally required). We strive to have members from all areas of the state who are diverse in age, disability, ethnicity/race, and gender. The SILC is a not-for-profit organization (501 (c) 3); it is a consumer-controlled, non-Governmental organization that develops, monitors, and evaluates the federally mandated Alaska State Plan for Independent Living. The SILC promotes the independent living philosophy statewide and provides support and technical assistance to the entire network of Centers for Independent Living (CILs).
The Statewide Independent Living Council of Alaska is committed to promoting a philosophy of consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and systems advocacy. We worked with our partners to increase accessibility and the integration of individuals with disabilities into the mainstream of society.