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Board: Statewide Independent Living Council

Board identification number: 181


Authority: AS 47.80.300; Rehabilitation Act 1973

Status: Active

Sunset date:

Requirements: No Legislative Confirmation or Financial Disclosure required

Prohibitions: No member of the council may serve more than 2 consecutive full terms.

Term: 3 years

Chair: Council selects.

Description: Members are appointed by the Governor: including at least 1 director of a center for independent living chosen by the directors of such centers within the state; a director of a Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation program; and a representative from the designated state unit and representatives from other state agencies that provide services for individuals with disabilities (state representatives are ex officio, nonvoting members). In addition, the Governor may appoint other representatives from centers for independent living; parents and guardians of individuals with disabilities; advocates of individuals with disabilities; representatives from private businesses; representatives from organizations that provide services for individuals with disabilities; and other appropriate individuals. A majority of members shall be persons with disabilities and not employed by any state agency or center for independent living. Council elects chair from among membership.

Function: The council develops and submits the state plan required in Section 704 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Members monitor, review, and evaluate the implementation of the state plan; coordinate activities with the State Vocational Rehabilitation Committee established under section 104 and councils that address the needs of specific disability populations.

Special facts:

Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem Up to $75/day for member who loses work compensation.

Meetings: Meets four times per year, usually September, December, February and May for two days each.

For further information and to reach individual members, contact:
Michael Christian
Executive Director
Statewide Independent Living Council
1057 West Fireweed Lane, Suite 206
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 263-2011
Fax: (907) 263-2012

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