How To Apply for INSILC Membership
If interested, please review the Membership Invitation Letter and complete and submit to the INSILC Executive Director the INSILC Membership Application Form and Background Information Form.
These forms are provided as follows:
For Questions: please contact the INSILC Executive Director, Amber O’Haver.
The Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council (INSILC) is a nonprofit organization and a governor-appointed council, independent and autonomous from the state. It is led and directed by a majority of individuals with disabilities and believes people with disabilities should have the same civil rights, choices, options, and control over their lives as do people without disabilities. The mission of INSILC is to empower its peers with disabilities to lead and control their own lives, however, the organization does NOT provide services directly to people with disabilities. This is the job of the Indiana Centers for Independent Living. The role of INSILC is to provide oversight of the Indiana State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) and assist with the SPIL’s implementation and the coordination of services with public and private entities to improve services provided to individuals with disabilities. In addition, INSILC works hard to promote and raise awareness of the Independent Living philosophy throughout the state, conducts outreach to educate and inform individuals and entities about issues impacting Hoosiers with disabilities, and seek input from its peers with disabilities in communities across the state which drives the INSILC public policy platform directing its systems advocacy efforts and work. INSILC’s ultimate goal is to use its platform to advocate for meaningful change within the disability community and provide opportunities to empower its peers with disabilities to #BeTheVoice and lead and control their own lives.
INSILC Members are appointed by the Governor. These individuals govern and provide oversight for INSILC. INSILC provides appointment recommendations of individuals whom have been vetted by the INSILC Membership Nomination Committee to the Governor. These individuals are then considered for appointment to INSILC by the Governor. Official determination of appointment to serve on INSILC is at the sole discretion of the Governor.
Members of the Council shall be appointed by the Governor for three year terms.