[nfbwatlk] FW: Your voice needed! Attend Independent Living mtg & consider joining statewide council!

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Mon Dec 21 21:54:25 UTC 2009

From: Gladys Springborn [mailto:gladys at disabilitypride.org]
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2009 1:47 PM
To: Nightingale, Noel
Subject: Your voice needed! Attend Independent Living mtg & consider joining statewide council!


The Washington Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) currently has no representation on it from King County.  It is important that this change because decisions about King County are being made without us.  Attend the meeting below and consider becoming a voting member!

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Public Announcement

State Independent Living Council (SILC) Quarterly Meeting

When: Thursday, January 21, 2010, 8:30 AM to 3 PM

Where:  Olympia Center,  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia, WA:  Room 101/102

To promote accessibility, a live stream of the CART/captions will be available to participants in remote locations via a website.    Please access this website on your computer:  http://www.streamtext.net/text.aspx?event=SILC.  The event will be available shortly before the beginning of the meeting.

You may also call in:  877-216-1555, Passcode: 815648 # (Pound Sign) to participate in the Meeting

ASL Interpreters and Real-Time Captioning will be provided.  For foreign speaking interpreters, please contact Barbara Hathaway:   360-725-3695 (voice), 866-890-4539 (VP - (Video Phone)), 360-725-3693 (TTY/TDD) or by email:  hathab at dshs.wa.gov<mailto:hathab at dshs.wa.gov>  OR honanrw at dshs.wa.gov<mailto:honanrw at dshs.wa.gov>,  360-725-3695 (v) for additional accommodation requests or information.

What is the SILC? The SILC consists of an eight-person governor-appointed board, an executive director and a part-time executive assistant. The SILC is presently housed in the state's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Office in Lacey. Most of the individuals on the Council are citizens with disabilities.

What does the SILC do? The purpose of the SILC is to promote independent living for persons with disabilities in Washington and to work with the Centers for Independent Living<http://www.wasilc.org/about/ACIL.html> to develop capacity and expand their services. In addition, the SILC monitors, reviews, and evaluates the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) <http://www.wasilc.org/documents/StatePlan.html> . The goal of the Council is to ensure provision of community-based, consumer-controlled, cross-disability services in compliance with requirements of the Title VII of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and in accordance with Independent Living Philosophy.

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