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Why Join the SILC?

SILC, a federally chartered organization can have a very powerful impact on independent living for people with disabilities.  The SILC needs committed people to help it do its vital work.

Independent Living means having the basic rights, responsibilities, and resources essential for self-reliance and self-determination, as well as, having equal access to opportunities for work, education, community participation, and a life of prosperity even if you happen to have a disability.

If you believe in the importance of independent living the SILC is an excellent place for you to get involved.  If you have a passion for independent living and related issues, if you are willing to be an active participant and work on having a meaningful impact, we encourage you to join us on the SILC.


SILC Members

  • Samantha Fenderson – Assistant Director, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Diane Frigon – Regional Director, Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Thomas Newman – Executive Director, Alpha One
  • Jessica Cyr – Disability Advocate
  • Darcy Gentle – 121 Vocational Rehabilitation Program Director
  • Leland Glynn – Disability Advocate
  • Brendan Williams – Disability Advocate
  • Andrew Smith -Disability Advocate
  • Keenan Weischedel – Disability Advocate, Disability Rights Maine