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Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC)

The Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC) actively engages in activities that help provide Idahoans with disabilities a greater voice in obtaining services that are consumer responsive, cost effective and community based.  We are solutions oriented: collaborating with people with disabilities, public agencies, and private, non-profit and for-profit organizations to improve the quality of life and increase independence for Idahoan’s with disabilities.

The SILC upholds the principles of the Independent Living movement: consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equity, equal access and positive systemic change through individual and systemic advocacy, maximizing opportunities available to all Idahoans. We are the only statewide organization governed by a majority of people with disabilities that serves Idahoans across disabilities and lifespan. 

The SILC works closely with the Centers for Independent Living and other partners in the development and support of the State Plan for Independent Living. 

Vision

Idahoans across disabilities and lifespan live in their community of choice with the services and supports they need to reach their full potential. 

Mission

The mission of the Idaho State Independent Living Council is to promote, advocate for and enhance the ability of all Idahoans with disabilities to live independently, direct their lives and participate fully in their community of choice.

IDAHO SILC OPERATIONS COVID-19 UPDATE – November 1, 2020

In alignment with Governor Little’s reopening strategy, our office is open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., except holidays. Due to our small size, we may occasionally close our office with little or no notice.  Items mailed to SILC’s office may not be received or processed immediately. Please consider using email correspondence as much as possible.

We are committed to ensuring the safety of our guests and staff. Our office is cleaned and sanitized daily.  Please keep the following in mind if you plan to visit our office:

  • Call to schedule an appointment so that we may safely prepare for your visit.
  • Plan to follow strict social distancing recommendations and wear a mask, unless it interferes with communication, or other disability or health related concerns. We will provide you with a mask if you do not have one.

We will continue monitoring the Coronavirus Health Emergency while working on statewide projects and adhering to our statutory responsibilities, including addressing systemic issues that impact Idahoans with disabilities and their families.

We have created a COVID-19 resource page  to link you to information you may need during this time.  If you know of additional resources, please email the information and a link to Janey Bruesch at janey.bruesch@silc.idaho.gov.

We are committed to making our website as accessible as possible to all users, without regard to disabilities, and to comply with all relevant laws and regulations. If you need assistance in accessing a page, please email us at janey.bruesch@silc.idaho.gov or call (208) 334-3800. We will assist you by providing the information in an alternate format suitable to your needs. Please be sure to have the web address of the inaccessible page (or other identifying information).

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