Established in 1992 by amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council (OSILC) has seven governor-appointed council members from Ohio’s disabilities community and seven non-voting members from state agencies. The Ohio SILC is an independent agency created by the Governor’s Executive Order in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act that requires each state to establish a SILC to be eligible for federal funding under the Act. The Council is responsible for promoting the full access and independence of people with disabilities in the communities of their choosing. OSILC works to provide a statewide network of independent living services and supports so that people with disabilities can independently live, work, and participate in their communities.