Individuals with significant disabilities should have the same civil rights, choices, options, and control over choices in their own lives as do individuals without disabilities.

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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.

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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.

Our Purpose

INSILC is established by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and is directed by the Independent Living philosophy.

Section 701 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 promotes a 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 American society.

INSILC’s Vision, Mission, and Values are driven by this purpose.

Our Vision

Lead an effective statewide independent living movement resulting in people with disabilities living without barriers, fully integrated in society.

Our Mission

To empower our peers with disabilities to lead and control their own lives.

Our Values

INSILC is committed to a culture that consists of the following core values:

  • Independence
  • Equality
  • Integration
  • Choice
  • Freedom
  • Control
  • Integrity

Our Duties & Authorities

INSILC DUTIES

  • Develop the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) in conjunction with the Directors of the Indiana Centers for Independent Living
  • Review, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the SPIL
  • Meet regularly and ensure such meetings are accessible and open to the public
  • Submit periodic Independent Living reports to the Administrator of the federal Administration on Community Living (ACL)
  • Coordinate independent living activities with other state entities and organizations that provide services similar to or complimentary to independent living services

INSILC AUTHORITIES (As described in the approved Indiana SPIL 2017-2019)

  • Work with Centers for Independent Living to coordinate services with public and private entities to improve services provided to individuals with disabilities
  • Conduct resource development activities to support the activities described in the approved SPIL and/or provision of independent living services by Centers for Independent Living
  • Perform other such functions that promote a philosophy of Independent Living and promote the integration and full inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the mainstream of American society and furthers the purpose of the Rehabilitation Act, as the Council determines to be appropriate

Attending an INSILC Meeting

Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings of the Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council (INSILC). Meetings are currently scheduled for 2019.

Meeting Livestream

If you wish to view the meetings of Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council (INSILC), please log onto the following web address on the date and time of the meeting: https://iu.zoom.us/j/3500362209

Archived Live Meetings

To access and view archived INSILC (formerly ICOIL) meetings, please click on the following link: http://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/2770.htm