Welcome to the North Carolina Statewide Independent Living Council (NC SILC)

The North Carolina Statewide Independent Living Council (NC SILC) is a federally-mandated, not-for-profit, Governor appointed council. A majority of council members must be people with a disability. By federal law, the SILC is charged with:

Developing a state plan and provisioning statewide independent living services (SPIL).

Developing and supporting a statewide network of Centers for Independent Living (CILs).

Monitoring, reviewing, and evaluating the state plan (SPIL).

2025-2027 State Plan for Independent Living Draft Comments

The North Carolina Statewide Independent Living Council (NC SILC) works with the Centers for Independent Living (NC CILs) to create the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). The SPIL is a three-year plan that gives the NC SILC and NC CILs goals to work on together to improve  services and opportunities for people with disabilities to live independently in the community

The SPIL draft will now be up for a 30-day comment period to ask for additional feedback. All feedback will be reviewed by the State Plan Committee. Any recommendations to make changes will be made to the SILC before voting to approve.

The Public Comment Period has now ended. We will share the new SPIL as soon as it is approved by ACL.

Get Involved

We believe that North Carolinians with disabilities should have control over their own life, have opportunities comparable to other citizens, participate in the community as they wish, and have economic security. These beliefs are at the core of the Independent Living philosophy.

We invite individuals with disabilities to join us in advancing independent living options for all North Carolinians by attending a meeting or applying to join the Council.

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Take Action

➔ Help support individuals with disabilities.
➔ Become a member and make change happen.
➔ Donate time, gifts, and talents.

The NC SILC hosts quarterly meetings that are open to the public. Please visit Events for dates and times.

Check back soon for more upcoming events!

If you are interested in applying for membership, please visit Get Involved or contact Gloria Garton at gloria.garton@nc-silc.org.

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