Dear Disability Stakeholders,
On September 1, 2016, the Independent Living Administration under the Administration for Community Living which is located in the federal Department of Health & Human Services has reviewed and approved Illinois’ State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) for 2017-2019 with no revisions required.
During this SPIL cycle, the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC), Centers for Independent Living and the Designated State Entity (DSE) which is the Department of Rehabilitation Services in the Illinois Department of Human Services are responsible for ensuring the SPIL assurances and activities are as outlined in the SPIL and all federal requirements.
As you most of you know, the development process took over a year to complete and involved hundreds of disability advocates and organizations. Fortunately, the process worked allowing individuals and groups to have a variety of opportunities to provide input and guidance.
Due to the hard work of all of our stakeholders, Illinois was able to develop and get approved an outstanding plan that will work toward improving the quality of life for people with disabilities in Illinois. This would not have been possible without the contribution of each and every one of you made. On behalf of the SILC, we want to express our appreciation, gratitude and thanks for your contributions.
The link below will take you to Illinois’ State Plan for Independent Living for 2017-2019.
Download the SPIL (PDF) for 2017-2019.
Download the SPIL (DOC) for 2017-2019.
Appendix A CIL Development Plan (PDF)
Appendix A CIL Development Plan (DOC)
The SILC felt it was important to respond to stakeholder’s comments. The link below will take you to our responses to your comments.
Shelly Richardson, Executive Director
Questions about the SPIL can be directed to SILC Executive Director here.
Download the SPIL for 2014-2016.