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SILC-NET Presents… A Free National Teleconference: Strategies for SILC Resource Plan – Live Question & Answer Session

July 13, 2016; 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

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IL-NET Logo - CIL-NET + SILC-NETIL-NET’s new on-demand presentation, Strategies for SILC Resource Plan presented by Ann McDaniel is now posted for your review. The presentation will assist you with identifying new revenue sources, understanding what the law now allows around resource development, and identifying ways to work collaboratively with your DSE to expand your programs and maximize your mission.

After viewing the presentation, you will be prepared to join Ann on July 13, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern for a live question and answer session, where you can share your own strategies or get answers to your questions about SILC Resource Planning.

This on-demand presentation and live Q & A are designed to be of benefit to SILC Chairs, Executive Directors, staff and Council members to address your SILC’s strategic resource planning.

To Participate:

  1. View Ann’s pre-recorded video (Part 1) prior to the Q & A session on July 13 (Part 2). The video contains basic information on the topic, a slide presentation, audio and captioning. Provided in advance / on-demand for your convenience, this new format delivers core content prior to the scheduled Q & A session.
  2. There is no charge to participate, but advance registration is required for the Q & A session. Register online.

Target Audience:

  • SILC Chairs, Executive Directors, staff and Council members.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the regulatory requirements regarding SILC resource plan.
  • Describe a process for developing SILC resource plan including allowable source of funding.
  • Describe opportunities for SILCs to obtain public and private sources of funding.
  • Identify examples of creative approaches & strategies for SILC resource development.

Meet your Presenter

Ann McDaniel is the Executive Director of the West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC). She has both a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree from Marshall University in Huntington, WV.

Ann has worked in the independent living and advocacy field since 1985, beginning with eleven years at the Mountain State Centers for Independent Living in Huntington, WV. Under her direction, the SILC has sponsored, organized, and conducted seven West Virginia Disability Caucuses since 1997 and the WV Youth Disability Caucus in 2005.

Ann has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) since 2005. She is a member of the WV Olmstead Council, WV Money Follows the Person Advisory Council, WV Medicaid MCO Stakeholders, AARP WV Foundation benefits grant Advisory Council, WV Medley Hartley Advocacy Project Advisory Council, WV Legislative Advisory Committee on Health Maintenance Tasks, WV ADRC Advisory Council, and the Fair Shake Network.

Ann has served as a mentor to the SILCs in Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. She has provided national, state, regional, and local training on the history and philosophy of independent living, the roles and functions of SILCs, strategic planning, measuring consumer satisfaction, the legislative process, advocacy, parliamentary procedure, the Rehabilitation Act, disability awareness and sensitivity, and a variety of other disability and independent living topics.

Presented by SILC-NET: Programs of the IL-NET national training and technical assistance project for Centers for Independent Living (CIL-NET) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILC-NET). The IL-NET is operated by ILRU, Independent Living Research Utilization, in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL).

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