Virtual Town Hall to Gather Input on the New SPIL Instrument and Instructions (1.5 Hours)

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About the Training

The Administration for Community Living will soon revise the State Plan for Independent Living instrument and instructions.

This virtual town hall meeting is conducted to allow those involved in and affected by State Plans for Independent Living to provide guidance and recommendations to the Administration for Community Living and the SPIL Revision Work Group formed by ILRU at the request of ACL to develop a revised SPIL instrument and instructions. The purpose of this work is to improve the usefulness and effectiveness of all state plans and to conform with new federal guidelines issued pursuant to the most recent amendments to the Rehabilitation Act encompassed in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). ILRU asked Ann McDaniel, director of the West Virginia Statewide independent Living Council and a recognized SILC national leader, to take a leadership role in a work group on the SPIL. McDaniel and ILRU’s Richard Petty co-chair the Group. The ILRU team and McDaniel considered it crucial that the group be fully representative of all entities involved in developing state plans. The work group, thirteen members in total, includes representatives of SILCs (a large majority of members), designated state entities, and ACL and is in the process of adding CIL representatives. The work group has met twice each month since February 2017. The work group will consider and incorporate the input from the virtual town hall into the proposed SPIL revisions which will be submitted to ACL during the summer of this year.

Target Audience

SILCs, CILs, and DSEs

Learning Objectives

By viewing, you will be able to:

  • Provide input as stakeholders to the SPIL Revision Work Group on the purpose and content of the SPIL, as well as the process used to develop the plan.
  • Provide input on the roles and responsibilities of the SPIL partners and strategies to promote healthy relationships between the SILCs, CILs, and DSEs.
  • Provide information that can be utilized to assist states with drafting achievable SPILs that measure and demonstrate outcomes.

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Transcript and Resources

Other Training and Resources on the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL)