The Wyoming Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) was established under the authority of Title VII Section 705, of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act as amended (P.L. 102-569)
Our primary purpose, together with the Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), is to jointly develop, and sign the State's Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). Additionally, we monitor, review, and evaluate the implementation of the SPIL. We work with our two centers for Independent Living (CIL's); and the Brain Injury Association of Wyoming (BIAW) concerning different independent living issues that affect the citizens of Wyoming living with significant disabilities.
Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation (WILR), serves the eastern half of the State and Wyoming Services for Independent Living (WSIL), serves the western half of the State. The Brain Injury Association of Wyoming is available to anyone in the State who needs assistance in accessing information and/or services for individuals with a brain injury.
We coordinate activities with other state councils by having mutual liaisons serving on each other's councils. It is our hope that by sharing information, mutual issues can be addressed, which affect Wyoming citizens with disabilities.
The SILC meets four times a year and all meetings are open to the public. Meeting times and locations vary and are advertised in newspapers statewide.
Finally, we provide periodic reports to the public and Federal government that describe the activities of the SILC.