SILC Responsibilities Under the Rehab Act

THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973, AS AMENDED (by WIOA in 2014)

Title VII - Independent Living Services and Centers for Independent Living

Chapter 1 - INDIVIDUALS WITH SIGNIFICANT DISABILITIES


Subchapter A - General Provisions

Sec. 701. Purpose. - The purpose of this chapter is to promote a philosophy of independent living, including a philosophy of consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and system advocacy, in order to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with disabilities, and the integration and full inclusion of individuals with disabilities into the mainstream of American society, by:

(1) providing financial assistance to States for providing, expanding, and improving the provision of independent living services;

(2) providing financial assistance to develop and support statewide networks of centers for independent living; and

(3) providing financial assistance to States for improving working relationships among State independent living rehabilitation service programs, centers for independent living, Statewide Independent Living Councils established under section 705, State vocational rehabilitation programs receiving assistance under title I, State programs of supported employment services receiving assistance under title VI, client assistance programs receiving assistance under section 112, programs funded under other titles of this Act, programs funded under other Federal law, and programs funded through non-Federal sources with the goal of improving the independence of individuals with disabilities. Read more...



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