Our Mission

The mission of Louisiana’s Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with disabilities, facilitating integration and full inclusion of individuals with disabilities into the mainstream of American society. Louisiana’s IL Partners promote a philosophy of Independent Living, including: consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and system advocacy.

To Advocate

The State Independent Living Council (SILC) of Louisiana provides for the development, monitoring, and the evaluation of the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) that establishes a framework and guides the Network’s delivery of Independent Living Services.

We Advocate on issues affecting people with disabilities based on the SPIL.

To Empower

The Statewide Independent Living Council of Louisiana collaborates with the three Centers for Independent Living (CILs) to develop the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL), and empower individuals who benefit from IL services to live independently.

The SPIL is a three-year strategic plan that provides the framework for the delivery of Independent Living Services in the state of Louisiana.

To Educate

The Statewide Independent Living Council coordinate resources and activities in accordance with our State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL), and is committed to providing continuing education, to all citizens of Louisiana regarding the progress made.

Our Purpose

The State Independent Living Council (SILC) of Louisiana is a non-profit organization The SILC’s purpose is to promote the philosophy of independent living, including a philosophy of consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access and individual and system advocacy in order to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with disabilities, and the integration and full inclusion of individuals with disabilities into the mainstream of society.

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