The South Carolina Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Independent Living for people with disabilities throughout the state. SILC members are appointed by the Governor of South Carolina. Federal regulations requires at least 51% of SILC members be people with significant disabilities. The South Carolina SILC believes that people with disabilities should:
- be accepted, respected, valued members of society.
- have equal opportunities to live, work and participate in their communities.
- be expected to be productive, active and responsible citizens.
To promote inclusion in all aspects of life for South Carolinians with disabilities.
The South Carolina Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) promotes the independent living philosophy of consumer choice, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and systems advocacy.