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We Are Michigan's Leading Resource On Removing Barriers For People Living With A Disability

Our Purpose

The Council promotes a philosophy of independent living.  This includes the full integration and inclusion of people with disabilities into the mainstream of American society. We do this through: consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and systems advocacy to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of people with disabilities.


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The Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) has a committee that writes the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). The SPIL establishes a blueprint for present and future independent living programs and services in Michigan. The SPIL Writing Team is looking for a consumer representative to be part of this committee. For more information about the Council, the SPIL Committee and application please see the SPIL Consumer Application Packet.

SPIL Writing Team Consumer Representative Application Packet

Express Your Opinion Michigan Needs Assessment Survey

Are you a PERSON WITH A DISABILITY or a FRIEND or FAMILY MEMBER of someone with a disability? 

To take the survey ON-LINE, go to: 

To take the survey BY PHONE, call Su Pi:

(517) 432-0273

Project Excellence, MSU

Please SHARE YOUR OPINIONS about the service needs for individuals with disabilities living in your community.

September 1, 2019 –February 29, 2020

Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Bureau of Services for Blind Persons, Michigan Council of Rehabilitation Services, Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council, Michigan Association of Rehabilitation Organization, Michigan Workforce Development Agency, Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, Michigan Department of Education, Veterans Administration, Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Michigan State University.

Michigan Needs Assessment Poster

Office Relocation Announcement:

SILC Office new location: Michigan SILC, 901 East Mt. Hope Avenue, Suite #221, Lansing MI 48910

Toll Free# 833-808-7452

The Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council is seeking a consumer to serve on the SPIL Committee. The Consumer Representative will offer feedback and information to the SPIL Committee on topics relevant to the SPIL and about statewide or community programs and services that impact the lives of individuals with disabilities. You will work with the CIL Representative on SILC to plan and run the meeting.

Consumer Representative to SPIL Committee Application

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