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Idaho State Independent Living Council

The Idaho SILC upholds the principles of the Independent Living movement: peer support, self-help, self-determination, equality and positive systemic change. Take a look at a few ways the SILC and the Centers for Independent Living (CILs) support Idahoans with disabilities.

The Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC) was established in 1993 under the 1992 amendments of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Council members are appointed by the Governor. Members include regional representatives who have disabilities and representatives from the Centers for Independent Living, and from state agencies and nonprofits that provide services to Idahoans with disabilities.

The Council consists of 17 - 23 voting members and four ex-officio members. A majority of the members are people with disabilities who are not employed by a Centers for Independent Living or a state agency. The Council is controlled and directed by Idahoans with disabilities.

The Council meets quarterly with meeting dates prescheduled during our summer meeting. All meetings are open to the public and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters are always provided. The Council values your input and welcomes your participation.


The Idaho SILC’s mission is to promote the independent living philosophy for all Idahoans with disabilities: choice, self-determination and access for all.


2019 Meetings

SILC Quarterly Business Meetings are held at the *Holiday Inn Boise Airport, 2970 Elder St, in Boise.  Meetings begin at 9 a.m.  All SILC meetings are open to the public.  Please contact the SILC at least 72 hours in advance to request accommodations.  For more information, please call (V/TDD) (208) 334-3800 or toll-free:  1-800-487-4866.

*NOTE:  The January 10 & 11, and the April 12, 2019 meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn Express Boise, 3050 S. Shoshone St. - directly behind the Holiday Inn Boise Airport location.

  • January 10 & 11, 2019*
  • April 12, 2019*
  • July 11 & 12, 2019
  • October 11, 2019
January Council Meeting Agenda

Map to the meeting location

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