Authorization:
Executive Order 93-6
Activities:
1. Jointly develop and submit the state plan for independent living services; 2. monitor, review, and evaluate implementation of the state plan for independent living services 3. Coordinate activities with the Board of Vocational Rehabilitation and other Councils that address the needs of specific disability populations and independent living issues under other federal laws; 4. Ensure that all regularly scheduled meetings of the council are open to the public and sufficient advance notice is provided; and, 6. Submit to the commissioner of Rehabilitation Services Administration periodic reports.
Organization:
Department of Human Services
Composition:
Members of the council shall be appointed and serve at the pleasure of the Governor. Council shall include: 1. At least one director of a center for independent living chosen by the directors of centers for independent living within the state; 2. As ex officio, nonvoting members: a. A representative from the designated state unit; and, b. A representative from other state agencies that provide services for individuals with disabilities. 3. Additional members may include: a. Representatives from centers for independent living; b. Parents and guardians of individuals with disabilities; c. Advocates of and for individuals with disabilities; d. Representatives from private business; e. Representatives from organizations that provide services for individuals with disabilities; and f: Other appropriate individuals Membership shall: 1. Provide statewide representation; 2. Represent a broad range of individuals with disabilities; 3. Are knowledgeable about centers for independent living and independent living services; and, 4. A majority are individuals with disabilities and are not employed by any state agency or center for independent living.
Term of Appointment:
Three years. Not more than two consecutive full terms

Contact Info:
221 S. Central Avenue Pierre SD 57501, Phone (605) 945-2207 or 1-800-310-0143

Mission Statement:
The SILC advocates for and helps to create local and state support systems which permit persons with disabilities to determine, achieve and maintain independence, productivity and integration into community life