Intentional Community Outreach

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

April 16, 2024; 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

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Register online or email [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 disability-led organizations.

Join us for a conversation about outreach! Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs) are required to engage in outreach activities. So how can CILs and SILCs be intentional with their outreach? Intentional outreach is informed by consumers and the needs of your community. In this webinar, we will learn about the outreach requirements for CILs and SILCs and explore how developing intentional community connections can support your outreach efforts. We will be joined by three speakers who will provide examples of community outreach for engaging and connecting with diverse individuals with disabilities.

What you will learn:

  • Outreach requirements for Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Statewide Independent Living Council (SILCs).
  • The importance of developing intentional community connections to support your outreach efforts.
  • Community outreach strategies for engaging and connecting with diverse individuals.

Target Audience: Staff and Board members of CILs, SILCs, and Designated State Entities (DSEs).


  • Liz Sherwin, Executive Director, Illinois Iowa Center for Independent Living
  • Vicki Landers, Founder and Executive Director, Disability Pride Pennsylvania

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

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.