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SILC-NET Presents… A National Teleconference & Webinar: Refining SILC Operations – SILC Indicators and SILC and DSE Assurances

January 31, 2018; 3:00-4:30 p.m. Eastern

Register online or by using the printable registration form (PDF)

IL-NET Logo - CIL-NET + SILC-NETJoin us January 31 as we explore the Administration on Community Living’s (ACL) indicators and assurances for SILCs and DSEs. ACL released their draft indicators and assurances in September of 2017. While these requirements are not yet in effect, they clearly display ACL’s perspective on SILC and DSE responsibilities and compliance. We will explore what the indicators and assurances say, how you can use this information, and when they may be implemented.

Registration Fee: $75.00. Fee is per site (connection) and does not apply per participant; registrants are encouraged to gather as many individuals as desired to participate by telephone or webinar. 

Target Audience

  • SILC Chairs, Executive Directors, and staff; and DSE Administrators and staff.

You will learn:

  • The SILC indicators and SILC and DSE assurances from ACL
  • How you can use this information even though it has not yet been implemented
  • New requirements and clarification that SILCs need to be aware of
  • New requirements or clarification that could impact the SILC/DSE relationship

Meet Your Presenter

Paula McElwee is the Technical Assistance Coordinator for the IL-NET and SILC Training and Technical Assistance projects at Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU). In addition to providing individualized technical assistance, Paula moderates training calls monthly for new CIL Executive Directors and Program Managers and for SILCs. Her blog,, is a repository of technical assistance questions and answers from CILs and SILCs. Paula was the first Director of Link, Inc. in Kansas (one of the first states funded through the Rehabilitation Act) beginning in 1979. She worked in the disability field in Kansas for 25 years, and was appointed by two governors to serve three terms on the Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas before moving to California in 2000. She previously served on the board of Resources for Independence of the Central Valley and served as interim executive director for four CILs in California, assisting the boards to transition to their next executive director. Paula has provided training, facilitation and consultation with state associations, SILCs, and numerous centers throughout the country.

Presented by SILC-NET: A program 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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