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.

2014 - 2016 State Plan for Independent Living
SPIL Approval Letter

Important Announcements

874K Gubernatorial Candidates' Issues Forum and Advocacy Event

874K Event Flyer

Educate Policymakers about the �874,000 Returns on Investments�!
Advocate, Share Stories & Enjoy!
  • Thursday, February 5, 2015
  • Frankfort Convention Center (doors open at 10:00am)
  • 10:30am to 1:00pm
  • Lunch will be provided

Additional Documents

Upcoming Meeting Information

SILC Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Embassy Hotel and Suites
1801 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
For more information:
Germaine O'Connell or Kari Skaggs:  800-372-7172 

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:

Germaine O'Connell
275 East Main Street
Mail Drop 2-EK
Frankfort, KY 40621

Feel free to explore our website and email Germaine O'Connell if you should have questions.   

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