Notice of Funds Available: Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Paralysis

Notice of Funds Available Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Paralysis About the Project The Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) will create opportunities for Ohioans with paralysis, and their family/support systems, to increase the education and development of skills needed to appropriately respond in the event of an emergency/disaster includingRead More

Notice of Funds Available: Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Paralysis Ramps and Home Modifications Project

Notice of Funds Available Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Paralysis Ramps and Home Modifications Project The Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) will create opportunities for Non-profit community organizations to distribute funding for Ramps and Home Modifications to Ohioans with paralysis. Applicants are encouraged to develop a process to distributeRead More

New Coalition Urges Swift Action on Home and Community Based Services

Today, the Ohio Home and Community Based Services Coalition (OHCBSC) had a first official meeting, including over 50  member organizations and self-advocates. Prior to the public launch, the Coalition—a diverse group representing consumers, providers, non-profits, and other advocates—sent a letter to the DeWine administration and the General Assembly, urging keyRead More

Joint-State Webinar on ABLE Accounts

OSILC is pleased to announce our participation in a joint-state webinar on ABLE Accounts. Join us and others for this live event on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. to learn about ABLE Accounts in Ohio and Massachusetts. This event will feature speakers for both ABLE programs and includeRead More

“Increasing Access and Opportunity” is the 2020 theme for October’s observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

News Release U.S. Department of Labor Announces 2020 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Theme: ‘Increasing Access and Opportunity’ WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that “Increasing Access and Opportunity” is the 2020 theme for October’s annual observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This yearRead More

Hear from participants from the 2020 Youth Leadership Forum

Hear from participants from our 2020 Youth Leadership Forum

Renee Wood Winner of Regional Advocacy Award

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON INDEPENDENT LIVING TO RECOGNIZE RENEE WOOD WINNER OF REGIONAL ADVOCACY AWARD June 30, 2020 Gahanna, Ohio Annually, the National Council on Independent Living recognizes the advocacy efforts and work of individuals that advance the rights of individuals with disabilities as part of their annual conference. This year,Read More