Executive Committee: The committee is designated to handle all business that needs immediate action to be addressed between standard quarterly Council Meetings and to make any short-term executive decisions. The Executive Committee has the authority to transact all business requiring action between regular SILC meetings, and all actions taken must be reported to the full Council at the next quarterly meeting.
State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) Committee: Responsible for regular monitoring of the State Plan for Independent Living goals. This will include working with IL Network to collect data, track progress, and address applicable issues. The committee will report any recommendations for revisions and amendments to WASILC. The Committee will comply with the Rehabilitation Act Title VII, Chapter 1, subchapter A, Section 704. State Plan. The committee includes people with disabilities, advocates, and stakeholders from across the state.
Legislative and Policy Sub Committee: Responsible for educating and advocating within the Council, Legislators, and public and private entities in legislative and policy matters that affect people with disabilities and the IL Philosophy. The WASILC supports initiatives and legislation that strengthens IL Philosophy per the Rehabilitation Act. The committee includes people with disabilities, advocates, and stakeholders from across the state.
Youth and Young Adult Sub Committee: Provides youth and young adult voice to Council, disability community, and stakeholders in order to raise public awareness of youth and young adult Independent Living issues and the IL Philosophy. The committee includes people with disabilities, advocates, and stakeholders from across the state.
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You can write, record, or film your answers. (There is no length requirement.)
To apply, click the "Apply to Serve" button above. Download or Print the application to PDF - Adobe has a fill in tool to complete this form. Or you can print it, fill it out and send it through email. If accommodations are needed to complete this application please contact staff at WASILC@dshs.wa.gov.
Once you have filled out the application and sent it in, the Executive Committee will review and appoint members to committees. WASILC staff will reach out to you once the process is completed.
Committees will work in conjunction with the Executive Director or staff designated by the Executive Director. The Executive Director will provide expertise and support to the committees.