The SPIL, it's Purpose, & the Independent Living Network of Indiana

What is the SPIL:

The Council and the Centers for Independent Living (CILs) within the state develop a State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). The SPIL is a document required by law that indicates how the IL Network is going to improve independent living services for individuals with disabilities over the next three years. It identifies the needs and priorities of consumers, providers, and other stakeholders and sets forth goals and objectives to respond to them.

Having a strong network for independent living in a state or territory is crucial. Collaborating on the SPIL development can help create a cohesive and unified vision among all stakeholders who have an interest in issues that impact citizens with disabilities.

Purpose and Background:

State Plans for Independent Living (SPILs) show how federal, state, and other funds will be used to support the state’s independent living programs as well as collaborations with other partners in the state and other ACL grantees to enhance and expand service delivery and options for individuals with disabilities.

The Independent Living Network in Indiana consists of:

  • The ten Centers for Independent Living (CILs)
  • The Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)
  • Indiana Division of Disability Rehabilitation Services (DDRS).

Current Plan 2024 extension & the FY25-27 SPIL Instrument & Instructions

FY25-27 SPIL Committee

The 2025-2027 SPIL Committee has commenced and has a tentative timeline that has been announced.

Some dates are place holders and will be updated as soon as a confirmed date and location are determined.  It is anticipated that additional meetings of sub-committees will be required–these will be posted as soon as information is available.

Questions about the SPIL Committee can be directed to:

Co-Chairs Abagail “Abby” Fleener  at Chair@indianasilc.org

and Chris Spinks at chris@sicilindiana.org

They will oversee the SPIL Committee activities as follows:

INSILC SPIL Committee Tentative Timeline

UPCOMING SPIL COMMITTEE PUBLIC MEETING

  • Date:  Thursday – February 22, 2024
  • Set Up/Accessibility Checks: 4:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. EST
  • Meeting Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EST
  • OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS RELATED TO THE SPIL

Please click the link below to join the Public Meeting:

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Meeting ID: 978 0424 2769
Passcode: 830726

Or One tap mobile :
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ASL Interpretation and CART (Live Captioning) will be present during the committee meetings.

For disability-related accommodation requests, please contact the INSILC Chair, by e-mail Chair@indianasilc.org.  Accommodation requests can be made at any time, although making a request at least five to seven business days in advance helps to ensure availability of the accommodation.

Please check the meeting schedule for changes. INSILC meetings are  held virtually via the Zoom teleconferencing meeting platform.  In person meetings will be held at locations and spaces accessible for members of the public with disabilities.