Statewide Independent Living Council of Alaska

Members of the Statewide Independent Living Council of Alaska Met During October 2012 - Photo Courtesy David Eklund

 

Statewide Independent Living Council of Alaska (SILC) is made up of representatives, the majority of whom have disabilities, from around the State.  Council members are appointed by the Governor.  The SILC is a not for profit organization (501 (c) 3); it is a consumer controlled, non-Governmental organization which develops, monitors and evaluates the federally mandated Alaska State Plan for Independent Living.  The SILC promotes the independent living philosophy statewide, and provides support and technical assistance to the entire network of Centers for Independent Living (CILs). 

The Statewide Independent Living Council of Alaska is committed to promoting a philosophy of consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and systems advocacy, in order to maximize leadership, empowerment, independence, productivity, and to support full inclusion and integration of individuals with disabilities into the mainstream of American society.