The Washington State Independent Living Council stands in solidarity with the Black community.

WASILC condemns systemic racism and oppression. We demand justice and equality for all Black people and all People of Color.

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Youth and Young Adult Transition Survey

We are seeking your support and collaboration in our efforts to hear the voices of youth and young adults with disabilities in every corner of Washington. Our transition survey will help us collect data to better inform our state on your needs.

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October: National Disability Awareness Month


October is National Disability Awareness Month. Each week we will feature new topics and share true stories sure to inspire! Learn about pivotal disability rights activists, the intersectionality of BIPOC and disability, employment and disability, and much more!

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WASILC's Purpose

Washington State Independent Living Council (WASILC) is a Governor appointed Council that works to empower communities through advocacy, education, planning, and collaboration. WASILC strives to achieve positive and effective solutions by promoting the Independent Living Philosophy.

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Coalition on Inclusive Emergency Planning (CIEP)

The Coalition on Inclusive Emergency Planning (CIEP) is a statewide disability advisory group that provides technical advice on physical and programmatic accesses and effective communication strategies.

What is a Center for Independent Living (CIL)?

CILS provide services and advocacy by and for persons with all types of disabilities. Their goal is to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential within their families and communities to achieve and maintain independent living.

Additional Resources

WASILC staff and council work to compile a comprehensive list of resources for persons with all types of disabilities. Follow the link below to learn more about available resources in Washington State.

What is the Independent Living Philosophy?

Independent Living (IL) is a philosophy and a movement of people with disabilities who work for self-determination, equal opportunities and self-respect. IL for people with disabilities means being able to live in the way you choose, with people you choose, and in the community of your choice.  It means having choices about who helps you and the ways they help.  It is about having control over your day to day life.

Participate in WASILC 

The commitment, vision, skills and abilities of our council members are the basis of success for the Washington State Independent Living Council. We encourage you to attend a quarterly meeting, to contact our staff, or arrange a meeting with a Council member.

News & Updates

Planning Today for a Safer Tomorrow: Disability in Emergency Preparedness Conference

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WASILC Stands In Solidarity with the Black Community

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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October is National Disability Awareness Month

October is National Disability Awareness Month. Each week we will feature a new theme and share true stories sure to inspire! Learn about pivotal disability rights activists, the intersectionality of BIPOC and disability, employment and disability, and much more.