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Statewide Independent Living Council

The purpose of the District of Columbia Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is to promote independent living services for DC residents with disabilities.   Members are appointed by the Mayor, and include advocates, individuals with disabilities, and other stakeholders in IL services. 

The goals for the DC SILC this year are to collaborate with DCRSA and the DC Centers for Independent Living in the areas of outreach (expanding IL services District-wide); education (ensuring District residents with disabilities are aware of the IL services available to them); advocacy; and organizational development (i.e., to ensure that the DC CIL, DCRSA, and the SILC work collaboratively to create an effective and efficient IL service delivery system.