Adventures in Independent Living.
Quick Facts about the Idaho SILC
- State Independent Living Councils were established under the authority of Title VII Section 705 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. Sec. 796d)
- In 1993, the Idaho SILC was established by Governor Cecil D. Andrus by Executive Order 93-01.
- In 2004, the Idaho SILC became a self-governing entity by HB 711; Idaho Code, Title 56, Chapter 12.
- The SILC develops, implements, and monitors the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) as required by Section 704 of the Rehabilitation Act. It is updated every three years.
- The SILC promotes independent living for individuals with disabilities and works with the Centers for Independent Living to increase and improve their services.
- The SILC also works with Vocational Rehabilitation, which is the Designated State Unit, and the legislature to improve services for and advocate for and with individuals with disabilities.