State Agencies Seek Public Input for 3-year Independent Living Plan

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The N.C. Statewide Independent Living Council (NCSILC) and the Independent Living Rehabilitation Programs of the N.C. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and the N.C. Division of Services for the Blind are seeking public input to help develop a new three-year state plan for independent living.

Cities and dates of the seven public meetings are: Winston-Salem, March 26; Asheville, March 29; Charlotte, March 30; Wilmington, April 3; Raleigh, April 9; Fayetteville, April 11; and Greenville, April 13.

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Topics for discussion may include, but are not limited to: youth participation and leadership; oversight of state legislation; emergency management preparedness; transitions from nursing homes to communities; expansion of centers for independent living (CILs); and the non-profit status of the NCSILC.

The scheduled locations are accessible to people with disabilities. Participants may register to speak upon arrival, but registration is not required in order to speak.

People who are unable to attend one of the meetings may provide input by sending written comments. Written comments must be received by 5 p.m. on April 13. They must be addressed to: State Plan Comments, c/o The Adaptables, 3650 Patterson Ave., Suite B & C, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.

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