SILC Publications

Position Papers & Policy Initiatives – As part of our advocacy efforts to increase independent living services for people with disabilities, SILC of Illinois creates Position Papers on a wide range of topics. Yearly Policy Initiatives are also written to help clarify the agency’s stance on services and how best to utilize funding for those services.

CIL Outreach Manual – The outreach planning manual is one of our many publications developed to help Illinois CILs increase the effectiveness of their outreach activities. This manual will provide CILs with the basic information necessary in developing, implementing, and evaluating outreach efforts.

Ready Reference Guide for Illinois Businesses – This Ready Reference Guide was designed with businesses in mind. It gives them a user-friendly way to have many of their questions answered regarding laws impacting people with disabilities, helpful interviewing techniques, and information to assist in understanding “reasonable accommodations,” as well as providing information on tax incentives for businesses who hire people with disabilities in Illinois.

Toolbox for Employment Training – This training to consumers and service providers provides ideas for creative employment options, building social capital, and how different scenarios may affect benefits.

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