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Two Ohio DD Council grantees have released surveys and need input!

The World Institute on Disability (WID) is gathering information on knowledge and resources related to benefits and employment for Ohioans with an interest in disability employment, and we need your help! Please follow the link below and share your thoughts in this brief survey. This survey is for any personRead More

US DOJ Voting Listening Session on February 6th, 2024

US DOJ Voting Listening Session to Share Barriers Faced by Individuals with Disabilities Event Start: February 6th, 2024 at 4:00 pm Event End: February 6th, 2024 at 5:30 pm   Please join the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio and the Department of Justice’s Disability Rights Section,Read More

VOTING SCHEDULE – 2024 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION | MARCH 19, 2024

For specific information on where to vote, check with your county board of elections. For information on voters with disabilities, visit the Ohio Secretary of State’s website.   2024 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION | MARCH 19, 2024 Military & Overseas Absentee Voting: Begins February 2 Deadline to Register to Vote: FebruaryRead More

Ed Roberts Day

On January 23rd we celebrate Ed Roberts Day to honor the man frequently called the father of the Independent Living movement. Ed Roberts (January 23, 1939-March 14, 1995) was an advocate and an activist. He was a leader in the civil rights movement and championed the rights of people withRead More

OSILC 30th Anniversary Celebration

Join us to celebrate 30 years of promoting inclusion, independence, and empowerment of people with disabilities. OCTOBER 25, 2023 | 12:30PM THE OHIO STATEHOUSE ATRIUM Light refreshments will be provided. Awards will be presented to individuals and organizations that are promoting and supporting Independent Living in Ohio. RSVP Ohio SILCRead More

U.S. Access Board Seeks Public Comment

U.S. Access Board Seeks Public Comment on Final Specification for Low Transfer Surface Height of Medical Diagnostic Equipment   More Info:  U.S. Access Board Seeks Public Comment on Final Specification for Low Transfer Surface Height of Medical Diagnostic Equipment (access-board.gov)

Center for Independent Living (CILs) Funding

Center for Independent Living (CILs) Funding The Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) and the Centers for Independent Living (CILs) want to thank the General Assembly for the continued support of the work our network does. We appreciate the House adding one million in funding, and the Senate further increasingRead More

May 2023 Council & Committee Meetings Dates and Times Announced

View the May 2023 Council & Committee Meetings Dates and Times here.

The World Mourns the Passing of Judy Heumann, Disability Rights Activist – Judy Heumann

The Ohio SILC mourns the loss of Judy Heumann. Judy was a driving force in advancing disability rights, and considered the mother of the disability right movement. Her legacy and impact to the disability community is monumental. The World Mourns the Passing of Judy Heumann, Disability Rights Activist – JudyRead More

February 2023 Ohio SILC Meetings

The Ohio SILC will be holding the regular Council Meeting on Thursday, February 16, 2023.   Register Here     The Ohio SILC Council and Committee meetings on February 16th will be held in person at: Embassy Suites Columbus Airport 2886 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219