News from Idaho SILC

It has been a LONG two years and we are all excited to get out into the communities of Idaho and talk with people again (from an acceptable distance). 2022 is the year that the Network of Centers, SILC and partners start planning the next State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). The SPIL brings the Network of Centers, SILC, and partners together as a unified force to improve the quality of life for, and amplify the voices of, all Idahoans with disabilities from our cities to our most rural communities.

This is where we need you.

The SILC and your local Center for Independent Living will be hosting Town Hall meetings around the state throughout 2022, and your voice is needed. We cannot guess what barriers each person and community are facing and we want you to tell us. Changes can’t be made by keeping concerns to ourselves. Keep an eye out for dates and locations in upcoming IL Newsletters and we will also have a survey online or you can call our office to take the survey over the phone. The more information we have, the more of an impact we can all make.

Stay tuned and we hope you have a healthy and happy 2022!!!

Save the date!

Fred Riggers Disability Awareness Day

February 2, 2022 9am-1pm First Floor Capitol Rotunda

Come by to learn more about the emerging issues impacting people with disabilities such as the housing crisis, direct care workforce shortage, and digital accessibility for improved access to the legislative process. We will be hosting an awards ceremony during the event presented by members of the CID, recognizing influencers throughout the community.

We look forward to seeing you at the annual Fred Riggers Disability Awareness Day event!