News from Idaho SILC

Every three years, the Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC) works with the Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and the Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ICBVI), to develop the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). The SPIL is a three-year plan that sets goals and guides plans for the delivery of independent living services, systemic advocacy, and public outreach and education.

Before we can develop a Plan, we need to learn more about what’s important to Idahoans with disabilities and their families. In the coming months, we’ll be holding town meetings across our state to hear from Idahoans with disabilities. We’re also asking people to take 10 – 20 minutes to complete our survey so we can learn more about your needs and what matters to you. Your responses are confidential unless you choose to share your name.

The survey is available online in English and Spanish. Surveys in English and Spanish are also available in hard copy, large print and Braille. PDFs are included for your convenience. Please contact our office at 208-334-3800 if you need help or to request a survey be mailed to you.

PLEASE NOTE: The survey asks if you are a person with a disability, a family member, a service provider agency or a direct care/community support worker. Many people fall into several of these categories. The electronic survey questions are different depending on how you identify yourself in questions 1 and 2. You may take the survey multiple times if you choose, or just once. If there is something you want us to know, please add it in the comments section.

Access the survey in English here.

Access the survey in Spanish here.