PUBLIC NOTICE: Virtual Public Hearing to Gather Input on Michigan’s FY 2020 - 2023 State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) December 10, 2019
11:00-1:00 PM Teleconference Call #1-646-558-8656 Meeting ID: 462 228 638 The Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is soliciting input from the public, disability community, and partners to determine what issues affecting the lives of Michiganders with disabilities are priority areas and to gather input on independent
The story of the Olmstead case begins with two women, Lois Curtis and Elaine Wilson, who had mental illness and developmental disabilities, and were voluntarily admitted to the state-run Georgia Regional Hospital. After the conclusion of medical treatment, their mental health professionals deemed them ready to move to community-based living. However, the women remained confined in the institution for several years. They filed suit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (AD
If a fire starts in your home, you may have just two minutes to escape. Having working smoke alarms on every floor of your home can literally be the difference between life and death. Do you have smoke alarms that don't work? Are your alarms over ten years old? Do you have one on every floor? The American Red Cross is currently conducting FREE smoke alarm installations and inspections throughout the East-Central-Bay region of Michigan. This includes Arenac, Bay, Gladwin, Ge
Disability Network Mid-Michigan Executive Director, Steven Locke has been named as Executive Director for the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC). SILC began its search for a new Executive Director in August 2018 when previous ED, Mr. Rodney Craig, transitioned into a role with a different organization. SILC received over 130 applications and conducted three rounds of interviews. Past chair, Sara Grivetti, said about the interview process, "I trusted the process. And
Whether you're seeking full-time employment or just a few hours of part-time work: YOU can make a difference in someone's life! YOU can help a person with a disability live independently! As part of our Bay County Independent Living Assistance program, you provide personalized support to individuals who need assistance accessing support in their communities. You work directly with the consumer to help them meet their goals and create the lifestyle they choose. IMMEDIATE OPEN
The Summer STAGES youth program celebrates its sixteenth year this June. Students have the chance to participate in events focusing on employment, independent living skill building, and recreation. Students tour local businesses, engage in skill-building exercises, have the opportunity to partake in volunteer days, in addition to numerous social and recreational activities.
On the recreational side, students can attend a Great Lakes Loons baseball game, tour Bay City o