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      Director's Forum Moving To the 4th Tuesday of the Month

      Thank you to those who participated in our survey. The majority voted for the 4th Tuesday of each month. This means that the next Director's Forum will be held on Tuesday, May 24th. The connection info is below. If you are not' able to attend in person, the report portion will be release as a podcast. You can also send questions to be answered in the report portion and podcast to emily.wharton@blind.state.ia.us.

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      IDB Director's Forum Survey

      The IDB monthly Director’s Forum needs to move to a new day. Please choose which of these days/times you most prefer by visiting Director’s Forum Survey by April 29th.

      • Third Thursday of the month from 12:00–1:00 pm
      • Second Wednesday of the month from 12:30–1:30 pm
      • Fourth Tuesday of each month from 12:00–1:00 pm

      We appreciate your participation in the survey.

      Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council Seeking New Members

      The Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council is Seeking New Members.

      Are you a person with a disability who wants to get involved and make a difference? Do you have a family member with a disability, or do you work to improve life for people with disabilities? If so, please consider applying for the Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC).

      The Iowa SILC is seeking new members 18 and over to fill vacancies for terms beginning July 1, 2022. The Council seeks to maintain diversity of representation including disability, age, ethnicity, and life experiences. All appointments to the Council will be appointed by the Governor.

      What is the Iowa SILC? The Iowa SILC is a federally mandated council that works closely with its partners to develop a Statewide Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). The SPIL (or state plan) serves as a guide that includes the activities planned by the state to achieve its independent living objectives.

      How to apply: If you or someone you know would like to apply for membership on the Council, please apply online by April 24, 2022. We welcome you to share this notice with as many individuals as you wish. This information is also available on the Iowa SILC website and the Iowa SILC Facebook Page.

      This process can be lengthy and new members are not always appointed before the terms begin in July. We appreciate your patience. If you have questions or need further information or assistance, please feel free to contact us. Amy Robasse, MA, Executive Director, Iowa SILC.