The Vermont Statewide Independent Living Council exists to advance the equality with which people with disabilities enjoy, participate in and contribute to the lives of their communities, families, and friends. Contact Information. Please reach out to us and share your thoughts! Learn More About Us. As part of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, there is a Council in every United State and territory. The Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council is housed near the State Capitol. The Mission of the Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council is to help build connections and supports that bring people with developmental disabilities and their families into the heart of Vermont communities. Please look around, be inspired and utilize however you would like. SPIL 2017-2019 was recently completed and submitted by The SILC, VCIL and Voc Rehab, with…, The Vermont Statewide Independent Living Council is offering an accessible emergency preparedness planner designed for people with disabilities and seniors at no charge to anyone. State of Vermont Executive Department Executive Order No. The Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living Our Mission: Make Vermont the best state in which to grow old or to live with a disability - with dignity, respect and independence. ... VT Developmental Disabilities Council 100 State Street, Suite 342 Montpelier, VT 05633-0206. Send your post mail to: Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council 100 State Street, Suite 342 Montpelier, VT 05633-0206. Call us at 1-802-828-1310 or Toll Free 1-888-317-2006. Developmental Disabilities Council with Green Mountain Self Advocates: The Institute for Health Policy and Practice is working to identify and recommend best practices in the delivery of health services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Vermont. Sincerely, Sam Liss Chairperson, Vermont SILC. Message from the Chair. We think this site will serve as a gateway to the benefits of independent living (IL) for all citizens. Phone: 1-802-828-1310 Email: vtddc@vermont.gov All Rights Reserved. Send VTDDC an email at vtddc@vermont.gov. 01-20; Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19 and National Guard Call-Out. The Vermont SILC promotes the value of IL through education and outreach. Have questions, comments, ideas on what we are all about and how we can better support our community? However, the SILC simply represents all those who understand the meaning and importance of IL, of community integration and opportunities for all. I can honestly state that the current membership team of the SILC is dedicated to the mission and hard-working toward that end. Phone: 1-802-828-1310 © 2020 Vermont SILC. People with developmental disabilities, self-advocates, family members, and agency-representatives from all over Vermont are appointed by the Governor to be members of the Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council and representatives for the community. Include!, the SILC’s online curriculum that encourages tolerance and inclusion for students with disabilities, will…, Accessible Emergency Preparedness Planner – PSA VIDEO, Include Edition 4 will focus on adding Mental Health Awareness and Cultural Competence Content, A person supporting people with disabilities, Join the Statewide Independent Living Council. If given the opportunity, many more Vermonters with disabilities could be participating in the workforce, benefitting these individuals, employers, and the state. It is with pride that the SILC “unwraps” this website and it is the SILC’s hope that all viewers and peers will share the pride of living independently. Like what VTDDC has to say? As the Chairperson of the Vermont Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC), I have the pleasure of introducing and welcoming viewers to our new, enhanced Website. VT Developmental Disabilities Council 100 State Street, Suite 342 Montpelier, VT 05633-0206. It emphasizes the dignity and self-respect that all citizens are entitled to and the socioeconomic productivity that can be achieved through self-determination and self-sufficiency. The Vermont Statewide Independent Living Council exists to advance the equality with which people with disabilities enjoy, participate in and contribute to the lives of their communities, families, and friends.