AZSILC begins work on the new 2017-2019 State Plan for Independent Living!With the arrival of October, the AZSILC begins work on the new 2017-2019 State Plan for Independent Living. You can learn more about the 2017-2019 State Plan here.
Promote your Products and Services at SILC Congress!You are invited to promote the products and services of your organization at SILC Congress 2017, a national conference for Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs) and Centers for Independent Living (CILs)
SILC Congress 2017 Important InformationAttending SILC Congress 2017? View important information and updates here!
Get the Facts!The AZSILC, in partnership with Ability360, the Arizona Center for Disability Law, and Direct Center for Independence recently conducted a training on Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Arizona Secretary of State Town Hall SessionsThe Arizona Secretary of State office is conducting town hall sessions across Arizona in an effort to provide voters with an opportunity to learn about issues that will appear on the ballot during the November 8 election
Arizona Youth Leadership Forum walks with NAMI Valley of the SunWe want YOU on our team! Arizona Youth Leadership Forum walks with NAMI Valley of the Sun on October 15, 2016 to increase awareness in Arizona about mental health disabilities and how they manifest in the lives of millions of Americans (1 in 4 every year).
The Arizona Youth Leadership Forum is proud to present Disability Mentoring Day 2016!Disability Mentoring Day is a one-day job shadowing experience for youth and adult job seekers who have disabilities. Interested in being a job-seeker? Interested in being a mentor? Click here to learn more!
The vision of the AZSILC is inclusive, accessible communities that value differences.
AZSILC Members/ Board of Directors and Staff believe in the following values which guide their decisions making policy and practice on a daily basis:
Every person has potential, innate talents, and abilities
- In promoting the dignity, respect and inclusion of everyone
- In acknowledging, respecting, and celebrating differences in people
- Families can be effective advocates for adults and children with disabilities
- Every person has a fundamental right to make their own choices in all aspects of life
- Opportunities for independent living are essential to the well-being of people with disabilities
- Involving of people with disabilities in the decision making process of community programs and services
The mission of AZSILC is to promote the equality, inclusion, and choice for people with disabilities through collaboration and public policy change.
All members are appointed by the Governor and must reflect the diversity of Arizona with respect to age, disabilities, ethnicity, gender and geography.
- The Council composition must include;
A voting majority of people with disabilities not employed by a center for independent living or the state, at least one director of a Center for Independent Living (CIL) chosen by the directors of CILs within the State, at least one representative from a 121 project in the state and a representative from the designated state unit.
- The Council composition may include;
Advocates of and for individuals with disabilities, parents and legal guardians of individuals with disabilities, representatives from organizations that provide services for individuals with disabilities, representatives from private businesses, and, other individuals as appropriate
Through its committees, AZSILC;
- Conducts assessments of Independent Living programs and services
- Facilitates community outreach, independent living forums, panels and workshops.
- Collaborates in coordinating Independent Living conference, expositions, summits, and advocates for systemic changes that exchange and or expand independent living programs and services