The Kentucky Statewide Independent Living Council logo.The Statewide Independent Living Council, known simply as the SILC, is a federally mandated, Governor appointed council where a majority of our members are individuals with disabilities.

Our SILC is required to:

  • Develop, monitor and review a state plan, in conjunction with our State Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), that addresses the independent needs in our state;
  • Develop and support a statewide network of Independent Living Centers, called CILs;
  • Submit periodic reports to OVR, as well as coordinates activities with the State Rehabilitation Council; and
  • Ensure that all regularly scheduled meetings of the SILC are open to the public and provide reasonable accommodations when requested within a one week notice.
 State Plan for Independent Living
Our three year State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) is designed in partnership with the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation; and has overarching Goals to: 
  • Increase awareness of Independent Living Services to stakeholders; 
  • Increase the effectiveness of the SILC; 
  • Increase access to Independent Living services for Kentuckians with Disabilities; and  
  • Increase advocacy activities through education of stakeholders in order to increase access and integration.

Kentucky 2017-2019 Approved SPIL Letter

Important News and Events

Mike Freholm handing gavel to Benita Lind as her term as Chair came to a close

Scenes from the NCIL ADA March in Washington DC – July 2015

Parade for the ADA Rally in JulyAnother ParadeAdvocates show support during the paradeAdvocates march on! ​​​​​​​​
Kentucky 2017-2019 Approved SPIL Letter.pdfKentucky 2017-2019 Approved SPIL Letter.pdf

Upcoming Meeting Information

SILC Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 9:00am
Video Conference
CHFS Conference Suite C
For more information:
Kelli Sheets (502) 564-6930 x3541
Jennifer Dudinskie (502) 564-6930 x3473

Get Involved!

We are looking for new council members! 

If you would like to serve on the SILC, please review and complete the following documents:


Mail documents to:

Kelli Sheets
275 East Main Street 3E-E
Frankfort, KY 40621

Feel free to explore our website and email Kelli.Sheets@ky.gov​ if you should have questions.   

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