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Man with prosthetic leg running toward camera with ocean behind him.The North Carolina Statewide Independent Living Council (NCSILC) is a federally-mandated, not-for-profit, Governor appointed council.  A majority of council members must be people with a disability. By federal law, the SILC is charged with:

  • Developing a state plan addressing the provision of statewide independent living services (SPIL)   NC SPIL 17 – 19 FINAL
  • Developing and supporting a statewide network of Centers for Independent Living (CILs)
  • Monitoring, reviewing and evaluating the implementation of the state plan (SPIL).

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The Statewide Independent Living Council is a partner with the Centers for Independent Living across the State.

Centers provide core services that lead directly to increased independence
for North Carolinians with disabilities. At a minimum each Center provides:

Information & Referral
Individual Advocacy
Independent Living Skills Training
Systems Advocacy
Peer Mentoring and Support
Youth Transitions
Diversions from Institution
Transition to Community Based Living