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Statewide Independent Living Council

The mission of the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) of Tennessee is to promote and support the independent living philosophy through the implementation of the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).  The Council is composed of members who provide statewide representation; the majority of whom are individuals with disabilities.  SILC members are appointed by the Governor.

The SILC is required to hold regularly scheduled meetings that are open to the public.

The next SILC meeting will be held on November 15, 2018 (rescheduled from October 10, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CST at Homewood Suites, 2640 Elm Hill PIke, Nashville, TN  37214.

The purpose of the meeting will be to review the Division of Rehabilitation Services, Centers for Independent Living and Statewide Independent Living Council’s responsibility under Title VII, relating to promoting a philosophy of independent living in order to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.

Individuals who choose to attend remotely, or require alternative modes of communication or accommodation should contact Linnet Overton, by email at  or by phone at (615) 255-0283, preferably 30 days prior to meeting.

Please use the contact information below for more details relative to SILC activities.

2601 Elm Hill Pike; Suite O
Nashville, TN 37214
Telephone: (615) 255-0283
Fax: (615) 255-2494

2014-2016 Draft State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) Word and PDF versions