5170 State Independent Living Council
Program Descriptions


The State Independent Living Council, in conjunction with the Department of Rehabilitation, is responsible for developing a state plan for independent living and for monitoring, reviewing and evaluating the implementation of that plan. The Council also interacts with similar statewide councils to enhance the effectiveness of the network of centers that provide independent living services in California. The Council is required by the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, in order for the state to receive financial assistance for Independent Living Services and the Centers for Independent Living. The Council serves as an educational resource on disability and independent living for the Governor, other state agencies, the Legislature, the general public, and a variety of statewide and national organizations.