News from Idaho SILC
Promoting Independent Living for all Idahoans
The SILC is recruiting new members for immediate openings for the following positions:
Young Adult (18-26) with a disabilitiy from any region, applicants from rural areas are encouraged to apply
Adult with a disability in Region 5
Adult with a disability in Region 2
They are also recruiting for future openings in May of 2022:
Young Adult (18-26) with a disability from any region
Adult with a disability in Region 1
Adult with a disability in Region 7
Council members include regional representatives who have a disability. If selected, you will have the responsibility to represent your geographic area, present issues and concerns from your region to inform the efforts we are making towards systemic change. You will help develop the Idaho SILC policy, programs and our legislative agenda.
The Council meets quarterly in January, April, July and October. Meetings can be one to two days long. Committees may meet more frequently by telephone or through Zoom. You can participate virtually if you are unable to travel. Your travel, hotel accommodations and meals are paid by the council for in-person meetings.
Resources are provided to remove barriers to participants: technology, transportation, communication and personal assistants.
The Independent Living Movement is founded in the belief that people with disabilities, regardless of the form, have a common history and shared struggle. We are stronger when we unite to create positive change across our communities. Independent Living emphasizes the empowerment of individuals with disabilities to take control of their own lives to the maximum extent possible. The person isn’t a patient, but a consumer that controls the services they need. The problem isn’t the individual, but the environmental and societal barriers to independent living. The solution is to remove the barriers through advocacy, self-help and peer support.
Applications are available on our website: https://silc.idaho.gov/council-information-composition
Send your application along with a resume or summary of your school or lived experience to:
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-9601
Call the SILC office to have an application mailed to you, get help completing the form or learn more:
208-334-3800 or toll-free: 1-800-487-4866
And visit our website to learn more. http://silc.idaho.gov