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  • Monday, September 23, 2019 9:01 AM | Anonymous


    Statewide Independent Living Council of Alaska

    SILC Board Teleconference Meeting

    September 30th & October 1st 1:00pm – 4:00 pm

    Teleconference: 1 877 853 5257 Meeting ID: 130 669 780#

    The SILC Board teleconference meeting will be held on Monday and Tuesday September 30th & October 1st from 1pm to 4pm. Public testimony is scheduled from 3:30pm – 4:00pm via teleconference or written testimony. The SILC will be receiving comments concerning independent living issues and/or needs for people with disabilities. This meeting is open to the public for any persons wishing to testify.

    Interested persons who wish to provide public comment should call 1 877 853 5257, then meeting ID: 130 669 780#, and announce themselves. Written comments may be sent to 1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 206, Anchorage, Alaska, 99503; or by email to kathy@alaskasilc.org NO LATER THAN Friday, September 27th.

    For more information regarding the agenda or any aspect of this meeting, please contact Kathy at kathy@alaskasilc.org. Another way to reach us to the SILC office at 907-263-2011 (toll-free at 1-888-294-7452) or visit the SILC website at www.alaskasilc.org.

    The SILC complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities who may need special accommodations to participate in SILC meetings, and individuals seeking further information regarding specific agenda items should contact the SILC.

    Public Notice - 09 30 2019 - 10 01 2019 Telephonic Board Meeting.pdf

  • Tuesday, September 03, 2019 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    The Public is invited to attend two meetings to receive information about Central Area Rural Transit System's (CARTS) service plan for 2020-2025.

    Two locations are available to view the presentation and provide input.  CARTS wants to hear from community members.

    Homer Library, 500 Hazel Ave.  Wed. Sept. 4th from 1:00 - 4:00 PM

    Kenai River Center, Sept. 5th  1:00 - 4:00

    For more information call CARTS at 907-262-8900

  • Monday, July 22, 2019 9:20 AM | Anonymous

    Check out the Clarion article about the Disability Pride event on July 20th.

    https://www.peninsulaclarion.com/news/disability-pride-celebration-draws-a-big-crowd/

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:23 AM | Anonymous

    KBBI News By Renee Gross  June 15 2019

    The Homer City Council recently adopted an American with Disabilities Act Transition Plan to make Homer more accessible. Legally, the city should have implemented a plan years ago but because of lack of oversight, it’s just now accomplishing that goal.

    Click the link below to read or listen to the entire article winch includes Homer area resident Tess Dally, ILC Director Joyanna Geisler and former ILC staff member Rick Malley

    For Homer residents with disabilities, accessibility is a waiting game

  • Monday, April 22, 2019 12:32 PM | Anonymous

    Youth Summer Work Program
    The Independent Living Center is recruiting
    students for a summer work program. Ages
    14-21 and enrolled in high school or post
    secondary education. We would like to give
    students the opportunity to gain valuable
    experience and skills, and earn wages! We will
    work with you or your student on individual
    community placements for the best work
    experience.

    Please contact Maggie Winston at the
    Independent Living Center for details and to
    apply.
    907-740-0410
    907-262-6333
    Who: Students age 14-21
    When: June 3-July 12 2019
    Wage: $9.89 hr.
    Application deadline May 10, 2019

    SWP Flyer.pdf

  • Monday, February 04, 2019 12:51 PM | Anonymous

    Key Coalition of Alaska educates legislators about the importance of sustaining community-based services for people with disabilities and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) through their annual statewide Key Campaign advocacy efforts.

    Each year, the Key Coalition organization sends members and advocates to Juneau to speak with legislators about public policy issues affecting people who experience a disability.

    See the 2019  Key Campaign Priorities


  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 11:03 AM | Anonymous

    Kids With Disabilities Can Be At Risk Of Bullying By Adults

    Earlier this month, a Kentucky teacher was charged with assault after a video showed her dragging a 9-year-old boy with autism through school hallways. Studies show that kids with disabilities are three times more likely to be bullied than their peers, and an increasing number of parents are speaking about their kids' experiences with abusive adults.

    Among them are Lauren Robert-Demolaize and Virginia Scudder, whose autistic children, they say, have been targeted by adults. They join Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about their experiences.

    This segment aired on January 29, 2019.


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