State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL)
The primary purpose of the NC Statewide Independent Living Council (NC SILC) is to monitor, review, and develop the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).
The 2021 – 2023 Goals of the NC State Independent Living Programs were determined based on surveys and public input from individuals with disabilities, and other stakeholders. The goals are:
- People with disabilities will receive quality services, as needed, from NC Centers for Independent Living. The NC Centers for Independent Living hire highly qualified individuals who have a broad range of disabilities and come from diverse backgrounds. Staff members believe that each person has the right to choose their own goals and will provide services to help them reach their goals.
- People with disabilities in NC will be prepared for emergency situations. Emergency situations can occur anywhere and anytime. It is important that individuals with disabilities are prepared and have access to appropriate and accessible options during an emergency. Information, resources, and assistance in helping you to create an emergency plan is available from all the NC Centers for Independent Living.
- Individuals with disabilities in NC will have access to increased independent living options. This goal includes addressing the lack of affordable and accessible housing that many individuals with disabilities encounter. Also, the SPIL will provide youth with disabilities the opportunity to develop their leadership abilities and to be independent.
The NC Statewide Independent Living Council will be effective and efficient. It Is critical that the NC Statewide Independent Living Council members understand all the federal and state laws and regulations required of the SILC as well as the importance of partnerships and collaboration with CILs to effectively operate and carry out our mission.
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