New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council

NJ SILC BrochureThank you for visiting the official website of the New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC).

The New Jersey SILC is a 17-member body appointed by the Governor which maximizes opportunities for people with disabilities through planning and advocacy.

These roles were formalized in 1992 by amendments to the federal Rehabilitation Act. As a result, Governor Jim Florio transformed the former Independent Living Advisory Council into the SILC. The SILC was established as a separate entity, in, but not of, the New Jersey Department of Labor in 1993.

The SILC membership represents the interests of New Jersey’s cross disability population and, by law, a majority of the Council are people with disabilities.


The New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council (NJSILC) will be holding a public meeting to solicit feedback regarding Independent Living (IL) issues in the state.

This information is used to identify both strengths and weaknesses in service provision and to guide the Council in setting goals for the next State Plan for Independent Living in 2016.

DATE: Tuesday December 2, 2014

TIME: 12 noon to 2 p.m.


Warren County Community College
Room 123
475 Route 57 West
Washington NJ 07882

While this Forum is being held in a northwestern county, it is open to IL consumers, their families and to disability service providers (public or private) from anywhere in the state.

If you cannot join us for this meeting, you can give commentary via letters or emails that will be read into the record during the Forum. You also may speak with the SILC Coordinator to give verbal comments that will be taken down and read into the record.

Some guidelines:

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