Welcome to the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL)
APRIL Who We Are:
The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) is a national grassroots, nonprofit membership organization consisting of over 260 members from centers for independent living, their satellites and branch offices, statewide independent living councils, other organizations and individuals concerned with the independent living issues of people with disabilities living in rural America.
APRIL provides leadership and resources on rural independent living. As a national membership organization, APRIL is dedicated to advancing the rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities in rural America by serving as a center of resources and by leading systems change.
What We Do:
APRIL is the united voice of Rural Independent Living. Some of the highlights of our work include:
If you would like to learn more about the work that we do please visit our Annual Reports.
You can also contact us:
Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living
11324 Arcade Drive, Suite 9
Little Rock, AR 72212
SILC-NET Presents...an IL Conversation via Teleconference
Silly Old Barriers: SILCs Are For Youth Too
Melissa Ann Santora, Director of Administration, Arizona SILC,
Anya Carrillo, Alumni, Arizona Youth Leadership Forum,
J.T. Davis, President, Florida SILC
and Jim Baker, Executive Director, Florida SILC
September 22, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 PM Eastern
Join us to learn about two very different experiences engaging youth as a SILC, and to share your experiences and questions as well:
- How the Arizona SILC engages youth through a SILC sponsored Youth Leadership Forum
- How the Florida SILC started and engages a Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)
- Other engaging practices both SILCs are using to provide opportunities for youth to get excited about and involved in IL
Join the conversation via our teleconference line 281.404.1544 using PIN 9558554.
Handouts, Recording, and Transcript
To access the print materials on September 22nd, the audio recording and transcript following the teleconference visit http://www.april-rural.org.
To access the CART for this presentation and all future APRIL events visit https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=APRIL on the day of the presentation.
Please evaluate this teleconference at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1962518/IL-Conversation-Evaluation. The link is also available on the APRIL website under the IL Conversation tab.
There is NO Registration Fee for this Teleconference. This is not a toll free call and your regular long distance charges will apply.
Please call from a quiet location to join the discussion, or just listen in.
This IL Conversation is presented by the SILC-NET, a national training and technical assistance program of Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU), and was organized and facilitated by APRIL.
IL Conversations originated with the University of Arkansas, CURRENTS.
For more information contact:
Mary Olson APRIL Director of Training and Technical Assistance
APRIL and the IL-NET
52 Corbin Hall
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59801