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The New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is a 17-member body appointed by the Governor which maximizes opportunities for people with disabilities through planning and advocacy. The SILC is a separate entity, in, but not of, the New Jersey Department of Labor.

The SILC membership represents the interests of New Jersey’s cross disability population. By law, a majority of the Council are people with disabilities. Voting members include: advocates for people with disabilities, representatives from private businesses, disability-related organizations, and CIL directors. Non-voting ex officio members include representatives from: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS); New Jersey Department of Human Services; Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) as well as representatives from other state agencies which serve people with disabilities.

It’s All About Work- Student Transition Program through the Centers for Independent Living (CIL’s)

It’s All About Work- Student Transition Program through the Centers for Independent Living (CIL’s) It’s All About Work –Tier 1 and Tier 2 is a unique program that CIIt's All About WorkL’s offer high school students, the opportunity to obtain pre-employment services paid through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) once a student completes one of the Tiered programs (paid for by the schools) described below.* *To be eligible for full service, student will complete one or both tiers, is 16 years of age or older and has been referred to and opened a case with DVRS. PROGRAM OVERVIEW The Tier 1 and Tier 2 services provided by the CIL’s assist individuals with disabilities in identifying career preferences and preparing them for permanent, integrated and competitive employment. Course instruction will be provided at your local high school for a fee paid for by the school.

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