Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) for Indiana, also known as Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council (INSILC), was established by federal and state law and is composed of people from various parts of the state. SILC members are people of different backgrounds with different experiences. It includes people with disabilities and was formed to promote independent living and the philosophy of independent living that affects people with disabilities in Indiana. Members of the council are appointed by the governor. The governor selects members after soliciting recommendations from the council and representatives of organizations representing a broad range of individuals with disabilities and organizations interested in individuals with disabilities. There is no limit on the number of SILC members on the council, but of the members, at least 51 percent are persons who are: (I) individuals with disabilities; and (II) are not employed by any state agency or Center for Independent Living (CIL). Other members may include parents and/or guardians of persons with disabilities, advocates, people representing providers of services including CILs, representatives from private businesses and community organizations and representatives from state agencies.

The council values the belief that individuals with disabilities should have the same civil rights, choices, options and control over choices in their lives as do individuals without disabilities. This is accomplished by the SILC through state planning to develop and expand independent living services and the independent living philosophy throughout the state.

Additional information regarding Indiana's SILC (INSILC) can be located at www.insilc.org.

Upcoming INSILC meeting

  • Next meeting is:
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 1 p.m. (ET)
    Indiana Government Center South, Conference Room C
    402 W. Washington St.
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • 2017 INSILC meeting schedule

Accessible Accommodations

The Indiana Government Center South is physically accessible. Sign Language interpreters, agendas in large print, Braille, and other types of reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

Requests for accommodations for meetings in the Indiana Government Center should be made by contacting the State IL Program Director, Tonya Resler, at tonya.resler@fssa.in.gov at least 48 hours in advance. Every effort will be made to accommodate individual requests. For all other INSILC accommodation requests, please contact the INSILC Executive Director, Amber O'Haver, at 1-844-4INSILC ext. 700 or by email aohaver@INSILC.org. Accommodation requests can be made at any time, although making a request five to seven business days in advance helps to ensure availability of the accommodation.

Useful links

Agendas and Minutes

Indiana State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL), Policies, Procedures and Reports

Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council (INSILC) Membership Information

To visit the Center for Independent Living page, click here.

Recorded INSILC meetings

Note: Meetings cancelled in 2016 were May, November, December and December's Special Session. The January 2017 meeting was cancelled.

Click here for more recorded meetings