The Kentucky Statewide Independent Living Council logo.The Statewide Independent Living Council, known simply as the SILC, is a federally mandated, Governor appointed council where a majority of our members are individuals with disabilities.

Our SILC is required to:

  • Develop, monitor and review a state plan, in conjunction with our State Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), that addresses the independent needs in our state;
  • Develop and support a statewide network of Independent Living Centers, called CILs;
  • Submit periodic reports to OVR, as well as coordinates activities with the State Rehabilitation Council; and
  • Ensure that all regularly scheduled meetings of the SILC are open to the public and provide reasonable accommodations when requested within a one week notice.
 State Plan for Independent Living
Our three year State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) is designed in partnership with the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation; and has overarching Goals to: 
  • Increase awareness of Independent Living Services to stakeholders; 
  • Increase the effectiveness of the SILC; 
  • Increase access to Independent Living services for Kentuckians with Disabilities; and  
  • Increase advocacy activities through education of stakeholders in order to increase access and integration.

SPIL Approval Letter

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Kentucky Statewide Independent Living Council is in the process of writing their 2016 -2019 3 year plan. As part of that plan, we would like to hear from you as to what is working well for you and what is not working so well. We will use this information to formulate our upcoming plan and to help us set direction on where to use our resources. Please fill out the survey located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPILSurvey2019


Important News and Events 

Mike Freholm handing gavel to Benita Lind as her term as Chair came to a close

Scenes from the NCIL ADA March in Washington DC – July 2015

Parade for the ADA Rally in JulyAnother ParadeAdvocates show support during the paradeAdvocates march on! ​​​​​​​​

Upcoming Meeting Information

SILC Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 9:00am
Location: Fairfield Inn & Suites North
2100 Hackney Place
Lexington, KY 40511
For more information:
Kelli Sheets (502) 564-6930 x3541
Jennifer Dudinskie (502) 564-6930 x3473

Get Involved!

We are looking for new council members! 

If you would like to serve on the SILC, please review and complete the following documents:


Mail documents to:

Kelli Sheets
275 East Main Street 3E-E
Frankfort, KY 40621

Feel free to explore our website and email Kelli.Sheets@ky.gov​ if you should have questions.   

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