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Welcome to the California State Independent Living Council Website

The SILC is an 18-member council, appointed by the Governor, to represent persons with disabilities throughout the state and charged with:

  • Determining the allocation of federal funds for independent living;
  • Advising the Governor and Legislature about issues impacting persons with disabilities in California;
  • Creating projects and moving forward ideas that will enhance the ability of people with disabilities to live independently;
  • Assuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws governing independent living.

All council members serve three year terms as volunteers. In July 1996, Governor Pete Wilson signed an executive order which established the SILC as an independent state agency.

View SILC's “A Passion for Freedom: The Birth of Independent Living” Video


Many ways to Comment on the 2017-2019 State Plan for Independent Living

In person:  Thursday, June 23, 1 PM-3PM, Department of Rehabilitation room 169, 721 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA  95814 telephone line will also be available 1-866-718-9441, code 4147933.

Via Webinar Friday, June 24th at 1:30 PM
Go to CFILC's Webinar Configuration Room. Test and login with your first and last name. You may need to download the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher first before entering the meeting session (meeting.collab file).
Toll-Free: 1-888-453-4221

TWO COMMITTEE MEETINGS: Thursday June 2, 11 – 12:30 PM and Monday, June 20th, 10 – 11:30 AM via teleconference 1-866-718-9441, code 4147933.


TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE: 1-866-866-7452



SILC Comments on WIOA Notice of Proposed Rule Making Regarding Independent Living

CalSILC supports an IL network providing services in California’s 58 counties. We appreciate the chance to submit remarks and comments on the Independent Living Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in order to enable and support Californians with disabilities to live independently with quality of life in the spirit of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Act), as amended by the 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

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ILCs Open Doors To Independence For Californians With Spinal Cord Injuries

With nearly 300,000 Americans living with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) and the number of new SCIs estimated to reach 12,500 annually, the role of Independent Living Centers (ILCs) like Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living (SCRS-IL) is increasingly important. SCRS-IL is one of 28 ILCs in California opening doors to independence for individuals with SCIs by providing a range of programs and services, notably assistive technology services and education.

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Independent Living Centers and Students with Disabilities Team Up to Pave the Way to School Success

Amid the frenzy of school shopping and signing up for classes and activities, students with disabilities and their families are joining forces with California Independent Living Centers, such as Community Access Center (CAC) in Riverside, to ensure students receive everything they need for their academic success.

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California Independent Living Centers Salute the ADA’s 25th Anniversary

California’s Independent Living Centers (ILCs) have been gearing up for months to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA25). To mark the ground-breaking decision, the ILCs are hosting ADA25 events ranging from festivals to conferences and exhibits to educational forums and more.

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Visit the Flex Your Power Website

Energy efficiency and conservation information. Find incentives/rebates, technical assistance, retailers, product guides, case studies and more.

Save a child with AMBER ALERT

Amber Alert Logo. AMBER ALERT empowers law enforcement, the media and the public to combat abduction by sending out immediate information.

Visit the Reporting Transparency in Government Website

Reporting Transparency in Government Logo Information regarding Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700 and Travel Expense Claim Forms readily available to the public.

Visit the Save Our Water Website

Save Our Water Logo. Save Our Water is a statewide public education program designed to educate Californians on the state's water challenges and encourage them to reduce the amount of water they use everyday.

Visit the California Recovery Portal

California Recovery Portal Banner This portal gives all Californians a breakdown, by issue area, of the funding California is estimated to receive from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Visit the WE Connect Website

WE Connect Logo. Designed to help California's working families become more financially secure by connecting them to important programs and resources.