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.

#BeTheVoice of Independent Living in Indiana - INSILC Membership

Members of the Council shall be appointed by the Governor for three year terms.

The INSILC members consist of individuals across the state with at least fifty-one (51%) being individuals with disabilities who are not employed by any state agency or Center for Independent Living. Other members may include parents and/or guardians of people with disabilities; advocates; people representing providers of services including Center for Independent Living (CILS); representatives from private businesses and community organizations; and representatives from state agencies.

How To Apply for INSILC Membership

If interested, please review the Membership Invitation Letter and complete and submit to the INSILC Executive Director the Membership Application Form and Background Information Form no later then July 22, 2018.

Membership Invitation Letter

Membership Application Form

Background Information Form (State Required)


For more information, contact the INSILC Executive Director, Amber O’Haver.

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


  • 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 2018.

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 and sign in as a guest using your name:

Audio will be voice over internet, so participants will need to use speakers or headphones to hear the meeting. Prior to the webinar, you can test your connection by logging in here. You will be prompted with any necessary updates or add-ons. Do not log into the webinar using Citrix or a Virtual Private Network (VPN). These services will not be able to playback audio.

Archived Live Meetings

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