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The Nevada Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is an autonomous entity that encompasses the entire State providing advocacy and support for Independent Living services throughout. It consists of a group of volunteers appointed by the Governor that consists of a majority of individuals with disabilities in order to have a strong consumer voice moving forward. Individuals with disabilities of all types are supported by the Nevada SILC’s Mission and Vision.
The mission of the Council is to advocate for the development of a network of programs, services and options designed to empower Nevadans with disabilities to live independently in the community.
The Nevada SILC collaborates to create a community that values respect, equality and self-direction throughout the State.
State Plans for Independent Living (SPILs) show how federal, state, and other funds will be used to support the state’s independent living programs as well as collaborations with other partners in the state and other ACL grantees to enhance and expand service delivery and options for individuals with disabilities.
There are many ways you can get involved in Independent Living in Nevada. You can become a member of the Council or join one of the Council's Subcommittees or even volunteer to assist at Statewide events to help promote the Independent Living Philosophy. We welcome any and all into our community to learn more about Independent Living and what Nevada is doing to strengthen the State's IL Movement.
If you are passionate about Independent Living and would like to help shape IL in Nevada, attend a SILC meeting and express your interest during public comment. After that, someone from the Council will reach out to you to get you acquainted and give you the tools you need to understand the SILC's needs and where you can fit in.