Washington State Independent Living Council

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

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WASILC Membership Recruitment

We are actively recruiting for council member positions. Join our dedicated council in promoting the IL philosophy and ensuring lasting disability justice in Washington.

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WASILC 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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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.

Our History

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

WASILC Stands In Solidarity with the Black Community

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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WASILC 2021 Quarterly Meeting Calendar

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WASILC Membership Recruitment

The Washington State Independent Living Council’s (WASILC) annual recruiting process is underway. Do you or someone you know have disability-related experience and is committed to advocating for disability rights? The Council values your perspective and unique insight on the opportunities, challenges and barriers experienced by people with disabilities. If you are interested, please submit your application to the Governor’s office by April 30, 2021 for consideration.