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Options believes and practices the philosophy of an Independent Living Center being a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential nonprofit agency. Each is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services.

The WI Independent Living Council is Looking for Members from NE WI

Will You Help Meet the Needs of People with Disabilities in Wisconsin?

The Independent Living Council of Wisconsin is looking for new members from Northeast WI. We need people with disabilities, and others with knowledge about Independent Living to fill membership vacancies. Council members are appointed by the Governor, and must complete an application process to be considered.

Gov. Thompson created the Independent Living Council of Wisconsin to develop and monitor a State Plan for Independent Living jointly with Wisconsin's eight (8) Independent Living Centers and to work other councils and groups.

The Council is looking for people with:

  • Commitment to the independent living philosophy of consumer control, self-help, and mutual assistance.
  • Support for equal access and equal opportunity.
  • Commitment to full integration of people with disabilities into all aspects of society.
  • Honesty, integrity, and respect for the values of others.
  • Strong, personal ethics, including maintaining confidentiality and avoiding conflict of interest or self-dealing.
  • The Council meets at various locations around the state – usually four times annually. Members should also expect to participate in special meetings and Committee/Work Group Meetings (generally monthly by phone).

We need people to represent the diversity of people with disabilities:

  • different parts of the state,
  • different types of disability and
  • people of various backgrounds.

We encourage minorities and people with disabilities to apply. Independent Living Council staff can assist interested individuals in applying. We also have information on our website, ILCW.Wis-IL.net. You can reach us at ilcw@ilcw.org or (608) 256-9257.

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