The draft version of the 2014-2016 State Plan for Independent Living is now available for download and public comment.
Public Comment will close on May 20th at 12:00 p.m. Public Comments can be sent to the SILC office at:
- 417 Seymour Suite 10, Lansing MI 48933 ATTN: Tracy Brown
- Email at: email@example.com
- Fax: 517-371-475
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING:
MICHIGAN STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, MICHIGAN REHABILITATION SERVICES
DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS, BUREAU OF SERVICES FOR BLIND PERSONS
MICHIGAN STATE PLAN FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
FY 2014 thru 2016
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
May 10, 2013
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council (“SILC”) , Michigan Rehabilitation Services (“MRS”) and Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (“BSBP”) will hold a public meeting at the location, as set forth below, to receive comments on the proposed FY 2014-2016 State Plan for Independent Living (“SPIL”). The proposed State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) will be submitted for final approval to the United States Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration.
The public meeting will be held as follows:
Date Time Address
May 10, 2013 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lexington Hotel
925 S. Creyts Rd
Lansing, MI 48917
The Proposed State Plan for FY 2014 thru 2016 will be posted on the SILC website at www.misilc.org by April 29, 2013. Hard copies can be requested by contacting Tracy @ 517-371-4872 or Tracy@misilc.org.
Written comments on the Proposed State Plan may be submitted by e-mail message with “SPIL comments” in the subject line, to Tracy Brown Tracy@misilc.org. Written comments may also be submitted in person at the public meeting or mailed to:
c/o Tracy Brown
Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council
417 Seymour, Ste. 10
Lansing, MI 48933
All written comments, including e-mail on the Proposed State Plan (SPIL) must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) Tuesday, May 20, 2013. The meeting site is accessible. Individuals attending the meetings are requested to refrain from using heavily scented personal care products in order to enhance accessibility for everyone.
Persons with disabilities requiring additional accommodations (such as materials in alternative format), or language interpreter in order to participate in the meeting or submit comments must call 888-808-7452 by 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2013.
To encourage orderly administration of the meetings and minimize the possibility of any disruptions, meetings will be conducted in accord with the following protocols:
Members of the public or groups or organizations wishing to submit written or recorded comments at the meeting may do so by providing the written or recorded comments to the meeting secretary at the meeting.
All participants’ behavior shall be appropriate and respectful. The chairperson may require any participant to immediately cease any disruptive behaviors and may direct the removal of any non-compliant person.
The chairperson shall designate a meeting secretary who shall ensure that a summary of all public comments and material submitted at the meeting is compiled, along with a record of the date, time and place and identification of staff of SILC and SPIL Partners (BSBP and MRS) who attend the meeting. The chairperson shall have authority to approve the summary.
For general information about SILC, visit their website at www.misilc.org, Toll-Free at 888-808-7452
ISSUED ON: _____April 9, 2013_______________________
SILC Council Committee Of the Whole Meeting on monitoring the State Plan for Independent Living
Time: 5:30 p.m to 8 p.m
Location: Lexington Hotel, Lansing MI
Materials: Committee of the Whole Report
Public Hearing on the Michigan State Plan for Independent Living
Time: May 10th, 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m
Location: Lexington Hotel, 925 S. Creyts Rd, Lansing, MI 48917
OPEN MEETINGS NOTICE
To Champion systemic change creating inclusive communities across the state for all Michigan citizens.
To promote independent living opportunities across all spheres of life.
The SILC Membership
is pleased to announce their upcoming
May 10th, 2013 at the Lexington Hotel* in Lansing, MI
Work Groups: 9:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Quarterly Business Meeting: 11:00 a.m.
FY2014-16 SPIL Public Hearing: 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Working Lunch: 12:00 p.m.
Continued Business Meeting 1:00 – 3:30pm
NOTE: To be responsible stewards of public funds, we ask that if you plan to join us for lunch, you contact our office at: 517.371.4872 – local or 800.808.7452 – toll free
NOTE: If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact our office no later than Friday, May 3rd, 2013
*Lexington Hotel, 925 S. Creyts Road, Lansing MI 48917
The Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council was established in 1992 by amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and contains fifteen Governor-elected representatives from Michigan's disabilities community. The Michigan SILC is an independent agency created by the Governor's Executive Order in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act that requires each state to establish a SILC to be eligible for federal funding under the Act.
"To create inclusive communities throughout the state for all Michigan citizens."
Our mission is to provide leadership, research, planning and education required to support independent living services in Michigan. SILC achieves its mission by:
- Identifying and reaching out to persons currently unserved and underserved by CILs.
- Increasing awareness of independent living services and the independent living philosophy.
- Helping existing CILs to better serve persons with disabilities.
- Promoting the development of new CILs
SILC Activities include:
- Sponsoring public hearings, public meetings, policy summits and other educational and outreach efforts.
- Providing information to public officials, state agencies and local organizations and individuals.
- Conducting studies, training and research.
The Michigan SILC:
- Promotes the independent living philosophy.
- Works to expand independent living services into unserved and underserved areas.
- Determines if available services meet the independent living needs of Michigan individuals with disabilities.
- Writes a comprehensive State Plan every three years that outlines steps to improve the lives of Michigan residents with disabilities Monitors the State Plan. Coordinating services is an important component of the plan to avoid duplication among state and private entities. The Michigan SILC works in partnership with Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS), Bureau of Services to Blind Persons (BSBP), Disability Network/Michigan, Michigan's statewide network of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and other partner organizations to accomplish its State Plan.