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

Please review the Membership Invitation Letter and complete and submit to the INSILC Executive Director the INSILC Membership Application Form and State Required Background Information Form. A plain language document containing INSILC Membership Recruitment information is also available.

These membership items are provided as follows:

INSILC Membership Invitation Letter (PDF)

INSILC Membership Invitation Letter (Word)

INSILC Membership Application

Background Information Form (State Required)



For Questions or to submit membership forms: please email the INSILC Executive Director, Amber O’Haver, at:

While INSILC Members are appointed by the Governor, 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. However, 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.

The INSILC 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


  • 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

Archived INSILC Meetings

Archived Meetings

To access and view archived INSILC (formerly ICOIL) meetings, please click on the following link: