Washington State Independent Living Council (WASILC) 

WASILC envisions a world where all people with disabilities exercise equal rights and participate in all aspects of society.

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Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities enrich the United States with their deep histories, resilience, and culture. 

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We need to hear from YOU!

Every three years a new state plan must be written to show how funds will be spent. This survey taken by the disability community will guide that new plan. The link to the survey can be found by clicking below. Take it! Talk about it! Share it!

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WASILC's Purpose

Washington State Independent Living Council (WASILC) is a Governor appointed Council that works to empower disability 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

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Week 2

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Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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We need to hear from you!

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WASILC Stands in Solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander Community

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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Week 3

WASILC is honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This is the third in a series of special posts coming throughout the month of May.