The Role of Individual Advocacy for CILs & SILCs

IL-NET T&TA Center for Independent Living Presents… A National Webinar:

The Role of Individual Advocacy for CILs & SILCs

June 4, 2024; 3:00-4:30 p.m. Eastern

Register online or reach out to [email protected] for more information.

The IL-NET National Training & Technical Assistance (T&TA) Center operated by ILRU in collaboration with NCIL, APRIL, and the University of Montana Rural Institute and RTC: Rural, supports CILs and SILCs in building capacity to run strong, effective organizations.

Individual advocacy is an opportunity to empower consumers to build skills, use their voice, and work toward the achievement of their Independent Living goals. A key part of successful individual advocacy is consumer direction and engagement at every stage. Orientation and training strategies that focus on consumer engagement can support IL staff in understanding their role when it comes to Individual Advocacy. Consumer engagement can also be used as a meaningful mechanism to empower and drive consumer control of systems change efforts.

What you will learn:

  • Training strategies for Independent Living staff and consumers on individual advocacy
  • Examples of consumer engagement in individual advocacy
  • How individual advocacy can lead to systems change

Target Audience: Staff of Centers for Independent Living and Statewide Independent Living Councils


  • Mark Dixon, Advocate, Virginia
  • Sarah Goldman, Director of Administration and Youth Initiatives, Florida Statewide Independent Living Council; Advocate
  • Tami Hoar, Executive Director, Summit Independent Living

Registration Fee: This event is free-of-charge.

ASL interpreting, Spanish interpreting, and CART will be provided.

Presented by the IL-NET: The IL-NET National Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Center for Independent Living is operated by ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization). The IL-NET T&TA Center provides training and technical assistance to centers for independent living and statewide independent living councils. The IL-NET is supported by grant numbers 90ILTA0002 and 90ISTA0002 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.