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SILC Members

Become a Member of the SILC Council

The West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council recruits new members to fill vacancies for terms beginning July 1st.

The Council (mandated by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, and the 2001 WV Independent Living Act) monitors, reviews, and evaluates independent living services provided through the State Plan for Independent Living, developed jointly with the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services and the Centers for Independent Living.

Please review a description of the Council and the responsibilities of council members, along with a application form. Review the responsibilities carefully and apply only if you are willing to fulfill the responsibilities. The Council seeks to maintain representation of all disability groups. If you or someone you know would like to apply for nomination to the Council, please return the completed application form by March 25th. Please feel free to duplicate this notice and the application form and share it with as many individuals as you wish.

Applications will be reviewed by, and nominees selected by, the Council. Nominees selected will be submitted to the Governor for appointment to the Council. This process can be lengthy and new members are not always appointed before the terms begin in July. We appreciate your patience. If you have questions or need further information or assistance, please feel free to contact our office.

Interest Letter & Responsibilities
Application Form

Become a Member of the RYPAS Board

The West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council is recruiting nominees for membership on the Ron Yost Personal Assistance Services Board to fill vacancies on the board.

The Council is mandated by Section 18, Article 10L of the West Virginia Code to maintain a standing committee to serve as the consumer board to direct the Division of Rehabilitation Services in the implementation of this program. The Ron Yost Personal Assistance Services Program is a service provided through the State Plan for Independent Living, developed and implemented jointly with the Division of Rehabilitation Services.

Legislatively, the board is required to meet at least quarterly, but usually meets monthly to review applications for eligibility and to address policy and other governing issues for the program. Board members will be compensated for allowable expenses incurred as a result of active participation on the board.

You may wish to nominate yourself or another person (with their permission) for membership on this board. Please feel free to duplicate this notice and share with as many individuals as you wish. Individuals nominated must have a severe disability (a physical, mental, or sensory impairment that affects one or more major life activities), be dedicated to the development and growth of the Ron Yost Personal Assistance Services Program, and committed to attending meetings.

Download, complete and submit the RYPAS Board Nomination Form if you or someone you know would like to be considered for board membership.

Completed applications must be received in the SILC office. If you need further information or assistance, please contact our office.

RYPAS Board Solicitation Letter
RYPAS Board Nomination Form


National Council for Independent Living (NCIL)

Youth Scholarship to NCIL Appliation

Scholarship application to attend NCIL Conference


We are recruiting youth, ages 18-26, to attend the National Council for Independent Living Conference in July in Washington D.C. This is a great opportunity and will be a wonderful experience for anyone who attends. All expenses will be paid by the WV Statewide Independent Living Council. If you are interested in attending the conference and would like a chance to attend at no cost to you, complete the NCIL Youth Scholarship Application. The deadline to return the application has been extended to Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Please share this with all youth who might want to take advantage of this chance to learn and get involved.