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NILP is seeking new Board Members!NILP is seeking new Board Members!

For additional information or to be considered for a position on the NILP Board, please contact Eric Pearson, Board President, at (978) 656-5566 or eric.pearson@ebtc.com.

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Massachusetts Statewide Independent Living Council (MASILC) State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) Hearing

MASILCMASILC is holding a hearing to review an amendment to the 2017-2019 SPIL.

May 3, 2017 - 10:15 AM to 12:15 AM
Morse Institute Library, East Central Street, Natick MA

MASILC is seeking community input and feedback on an amendment to the SPIL. The amendment will include:

  1. Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission will be named as the single Designated State Entity for Massachusetts, per new federal regulations.
  2. New language will be added to address how to respond in the event that an Independent Living Center is closed.
  3. New language will be added to allow the Statewide Independent Living Council to conduct activities of advocacy and resource development under the new authorities of the SILC.

To read the full proposed changes in the amendment:  SILC AMENDEMENT.

If you would like to provide testimony or other input on the amendment you may do so in the following ways:

  • Attend the hearing on May 3rd.
  • Provide written testimony by email to info@masilc.org or
    MASILC -280 Irving Street, Framingham MA 01702
  • Verbal testimony at 508-620-7452

Testimony must be received by May 19, 2017.

For additional information contact Sadie Simone MASILC Coordinator at Sadie@masilc.org.

CART and ASL have been requested for the Hearing.

If you would like to request a copy of the final draft of the Amendment by mail or in an alternate format prior to the Hearing date please contact the SILC office Sadie@masilc.org or 508-620-7452

Massachusetts Statewide Independent Living Council (MASILC) is Looking for Qualified Individuals to Serve on the Council

MASILC members play an active role in establishing Independent Living Policy in Massachusetts through participation in the development and implementation of the three year State Plan for Independent Living.

MASILC is looking for qualified individuals to Serve on the Council who:

  1. provide statewide representation.
  2. represent a broad range of individuals with disabilities from diverse backgrounds;
  3. are knowledgeable about centers for independent living and independent living services; and are not employed by any state agency or center  for independent living.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of the Statewide Independent Living Council please go to www.masilc.org or contact the SILC Office for more information. info@MASILC.org  or 978-620-7452.