SILC Strategies: Engaging in Emergency Preparedness Efforts
David Carey, Beth Meyers, Mel Leviton, and Jim House
Join representatives from Arizona, Florida, Idaho, and Washington SILCs for an overview of their strategic approach to engaging in, and contributing to, a variety of Emergency Preparedness efforts within their states.
Keeping It Real: Positive, Effective, & Authentic SILC Member Engagement
How do SILC's maximize engagement and collaboration with it's members? It starts with Keeping It Real! SILC membership, Robert's Rules, and named leaders alone rarely translate into effective member engagement, collaboration, and quality outcomes. Join this presentation to learn practical steps needed to develop critical positive, effective, & authentic SILC member engagement practices. Real world application examples will be shared and dialogue with participants encouraged!
Kathy Cooper, Matt Seeley, Susan Tomasic
Join several SILCs who have experienced the fallout of a CIL closing or on the brink of closing for a discussion of preventative and ameliorative measures that can be taken. Kansas and Pennsylvania will lead you through their journeys as SILCs when CILs closed, and what their role was to support the IL Network.
Dear CILs: Here’s What to Expect from your SILC and other Messy Stuff
Kathy Cooper and Ami Hyten
A simple and down to earth discussion of what CILs should expect from the SILC in their state or territory. We will cover the simple and down to earth discussion of what CILs should expect from the SILC in their state or territory. We will cover the basic purpose of a SILC and what it means to your IL Network, regardless of shape, size or makeup. This workshop will come from a CIL perspective and a SILC perspective and we encourage questions and interaction with the audience.
SILCs need to know and understand the federal regulations and guidance that should be guiding what their councils do and
how they stay in compliance. We will review the sections of the Rehab Act that are specific to SILCs and touch on Uniform
Guidance areas to know. This will be an interactive workshop with lots of time built in for questions and discussion.
Flexing Our Muscles Exercising our Authorities
Jeremy Morris, Sandra Breitengross Bitter
The session will be focused on the SILCs and how they can best utilize their authorities to strengthen their SILC. The session will be focused on the SILCs and how they can best utilize their authorities to strengthen their SILC, become a larger presence in their state, and better represent individuals with disabilities. Attendees will be challenged to think about the strategies that can be implemented and the ways to build strength in their SILC.
Silly Old Barriers: SILCs Are For Youth Too
Melissa Ann Santora, Anya Carrillo, J.T. Davis, Jim Baker
- 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.