The mission of the NVSILC is to promote a philosophy of choice and control of one's life regarding independent living and equal opportunity for people with disabilities by supporting systems and resources at the community level.
The specific purposes of the Council is:
1. to promote the philosophy of independent living, including a philosophy of consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access and individual and system advocacy in order to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with disabilities, and the integration and full inclusion of individuals with disabilities into the mainstream of society;
2. to promote the development and expansion of independent living programs and concepts on a statewide basis;
3. to provide guidance to State agencies and local planning and administrative entities assisted pursuant to Title VII of the Act;
4. to provide guidance to State agencies and local planning and administrative entities that are providing independent living services; and
5. to improve working relationships among councils, centers for independent living, State, federal and non-federal programs.
Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)