The Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council (MiSILC) is hosting public input sessions in order to offer direction to Michigan’s independent living movement.
“A Common Disability Agenda is being developed to help guide the direction of policy and services for years to come,” said Rodney Craig, executive director. “Individuals with disabilities, family members, service providers, and advocates are welcome to come share their ideas and hopes for the future.”
MiSILC and their partners are responsible for developing a statewide plan that outlines the goals and objectives to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Michigan.
“We want to hear the voices from around the state and make sure their message is heard loud and clear by decision makers throughout Michigan,” said Craig. “The Common Disability Agenda will serve as a guide for shaping policies and will support people across the state.”
The location of the forums will be moving to a variety of locations throughout Michigan dedicated to serving people with disabilities. “All persons with disabilities have an equal right to have their voices heard by the council,” said Craig. “We are traveling to various locations to ensure we hear from as many people as possible.”
Michiganders can learn about MiSILC and can register for any of the sessions by visiting the website www.misilc.org. People can also find MiSILC on Facebook.
The first event in the series for 2017 will be held in Saginaw on April 6.
Who: Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council (MiSILC)
What: Public Input Sessions
When: Thursday April 6 from Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Saginaw ISD Transitions Center, 3860 Fashion Square Blvd, Saginaw, MI 48603.
Other Events will be held at:
April 17—St. Ignace
April 18—Escanaba and Houghton (2 in one day)
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 prepare the State Plan for Independent Living. www.misilc.org
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