Councils & Boards
State Rehabilitation Council
The State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) reviews, analyzes, and advises the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation regarding the performance of its responsibilities under the Rehabilitation Act. Learn More>
Statewide Independent Living Council
Advocating on behalf of the consumer, the main goal of the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is to promote a strong independent living program that can benefit individuals with disabilities and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation's (DVR) mission. The SILC membership represents a broad-based constituency of individuals with disabilities, private agencies and public agencies, and private business. In order to create leadership, empowerment, independence, and equality for individuals with disabilities, the SILC is dedicated to the integration and full inclusion of individuals with disabilities into the mainstream culture of everyday life. The SILC enhances independent living, consumer control, peer support, equality, individual and systems advocacy. The SILC works closely with DVR to develop the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). It also works in conjunction with the network of Certified Centers for Independent Living to accomplish the goals that are recognized in the state plan and to provide technical support. There are currently nine Centers for Independent Living that receive federal and other funding to provide a variety of independent living services.
The SILC is also proud to sponsor the CO Youth Leadership Forum, a 5 day event that occurs on a college campus, aimed at fostering and enhancing leadership and independence skills in youth who are juniors or seniors in high school and up to aged 25.