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NH SILC Seeking Public Input for 2021-2023 SPIL

UPDATE: Link to 2021-2023 SPIL DRAFT Added, you can review the draft here: http://silcnh.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/NH-SILC-2021-2023-SPIL-v3-for-Comment-052120-locked.docx

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is in the process of creating its 2021-2023 State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). The purpose of the SPIL is to describe how the state’s network of Independent Living (IL) programs and services will meet the independent living needs of persons with disabilities in the state. The plan must address how federal, state and other funds will be used within the state to develop and maintain IL programs.

The key ingredient to this plan is your input! In order to be sure that the SPIL reflects and properly responds to the needs of NH’s citizens with disabilities, we need to hear from you about what your goals are, what barriers you face, and what resources would best meet your needs.

The NH SILC has created a draft of the 2021-2023, you can review the draft at this link: http://silcnh.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/NH-SILC-2021-2023-SPIL-v3-for-Comment-052120-locked.docx

You can provide your input on the draft by emailing the SILC Assistant, Jen, at Jennifer.beaulieu@gcd.nh.gov.


COVID-19 Resources

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About the NH SILC

The mission of the SILC: “The NH SILC is the Statewide Independent Living Council whose mission is to provide leadership and advocacy in support of the independent living philosophy”

We are charged by federal law to create and provide to the Federal Government the Statewide Plan for Independent Living for New Hampshire

Join us today and be a difference maker! If your interested in becoming a SILC member please click on this link: SILC Membership Process for information on the SILC Membership process.


SILC NH Resources

You can learn more about the Independent Living philosophy here: https://silcnh.org/about-us/il-philosphy/

You can learn about the Independent Living history here: https://silcnh.org/about-us/disability-rights-and-il-history/

You can learn more about the SILC here: https://silcnh.org/about-us/role-of-silc/

Find meeting agendas here (updated a week before the meeting): https://silcnh.org/silc-meetings/agendas/

Find past minutes here (updated two to three weeks after the meeting): https://silcnh.org/silc-meetings/minutes/