New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council

NJ SILC BrochureThank you for visiting the official website of the New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC).

The New Jersey SILC is a 17-member body appointed by the Governor which maximizes opportunities for people with disabilities through planning and advocacy.

These roles were formalized in 1992 by amendments to the federal Rehabilitation Act. As a result, Governor Jim Florio transformed the former Independent Living Advisory Council into the SILC. The SILC was established as a separate entity, in, but not of, the New Jersey Department of Labor in 1993.

The SILC membership represents the interests of New Jersey’s cross disability population and, by law, a majority of the Council are people with disabilities.

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The New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) will conduct its regularly scheduled meeting at its new site:


Date:               Thursday October 1st, 2015


Please advise of your attendance and lunch by 9/18.

After that date, please respond to the Treasurer, Colleen Roche, at


Time:               10:00 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.


Location:         Project Freedom-Lawrence

                        1 Freedom Boulevard

                        Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648


This meeting is held in compliance with Section 705 Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and is in compliance with the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act NJSA 10:4-6