The Washington State Independent Living Council (WASILC) is partnering with the Alliance of People with Disabilities to host a public hearing. The public hearing will gather information to develop a three year (2017-2019) State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) that addresses Independent Living needs in your community. Seattle is one of fourteen cities designated for public hearings from August until December.

  • Inform the public about the responsibilities of WASILC and theCenters for Independent Living (CILs) in our communities.
  • Provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities ofWASILC, as they relate to systemic advocacy and education.
  • Provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities of the CILsand the core services they provide in our communities.
  • ∗Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
    WHERE: Beacon Hill Library2821 Beacon Ave. S.Seattle, WA 98144
    WHEN: Tuesday, December 8th , 2015 12:30 to 2:30pm Understand how the local community is serving individuals in
    regards to housing, transportation, and all issues pertaining to
    people with disabilities living independently in our community.

Call to RSVP and request accommodations for this event at (800) 624-4105. Accommodations must be made 2 weeks in advance.

 If you are a youth or young adult with a disAbility, come check out the new Alliance Youth Transition Peer Group at our Bellevue office. Come for new friends, resources, support, and fun! Give Kyla a call or email if you are going to show up, so we can have enough food!
Alliance Empowerment Group Flyer- 5-2015

Hello Pedestrian Access Advisory Committee and Others,

On our agenda for our next Pedestrian Access Advisory Committee (PAAC) meeting on December 3 is an important message that we want to get out to people living with disabilities throughout the region. At 11:30 am, we will be discussing the Permanent Viaduct Closure (State Route 99) and what is called the “Period of Maximum Constraint,” also known as the “Seattle Squeeze.” Because public transit routes and other impacts may occur that affect our commutes, it is critical that we relay this important information. Please find the full agenda below.

If you have any questions regarding the closure of SR-99 or the “Seattle Squeeze,” please call SDOT at 684-ROAD or contact Meghan Shepard directly via email at Meghan.Shepard@Seattle.gov

We hope to see you at our next meeting!

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)

Pedestrian Access Advisory Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, December 3, 2018

Location: Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, Seattle, Conference Room 4050/4060 (40th Floor)

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

I. 1. Welcome and Introduction (10:00-10:10 am)

II. 2. Imagine Greater Downtown Project (Lizzie Moll, Ian Macek, SDOT) (10:10-10:50 am)

III. 3. Beacon Hill Station Access & Mobility Study (Chisaki Muraki-Valdovinos, Lizzie Moll, SDOT) (10:50-11:30 am)

IV. 4. SR-99 Closure and the “Seattle Squeeze” (Kadie Bell Sata) (11:30-11:50 am)

V. 5. Next Steps and Priority Topics (11:50-12:00 pm)

VI. 6. Adjourn (12:00 pm)

Important Note: We will be video recording this PAAC meeting. If you prefer not to be in the recording, please let us know and we can help seat you in a location where you will not be captured in the video.

Michael Shaw

ADA Coordinator

City of Seattle Department of Transportation

Or 206.615.1974 | michael.shaw@seattle.gov

The 2020 Census is hiring!!!!

In advance of the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country. These positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn extra income while helping your community. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine each state’s representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more.

The census will be hiring in all neighborhoods and all communities. Five (5) offices in Washington will be opening – Spokane, Everett, Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia. Hundreds of people are needed to staff each office and complete 2020 Census operations.

The application process is completely online. Interested applicants should go to http://www.2020census.gov/jobs to apply.

If you or anyone interested have any questions, please contact me or our recruiting hotline at 1-855-JOB-2020.

Malissa Kaawa

Phone: 323.791.9239

The Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and the
Washington State Independent Living Council (WASILC)
are inviting you to a public forum
What: CILs and WASILC are responsible for collaborating to create a State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) every three years. The SPIL is a strategic plan that includes IL goals and objectives, and the continuous development of the IL Network through the Independent Living Philosophy. To determine the goals of the SPIL, the CILs hold public forums for consumers, community partners, and other interested parties, to comment on and provide information on the experiences of individuals with disabilities in Washington State.
Come Join Us!!!
Seattle Public Library – Central Branch
Howard Wright Room
1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle WA 98104
Monday, November 26, 2018
1:30PM – 3:30PM
If you cannot attend the meeting, you can still give your feedback by following the one of these links to fill out the survey (approx. 10 minutes). This survey is open until 12/14/18.

 Person with a disability, family member, or care giver: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ConsumersFamilyCaregivers

 Community partner and/or agency that provides service to people with disabilities: a href=”https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PartnersProvidersStakeholders”

CART (captioning) will be available on site. For Reasonable Accommodation Requests, please contact Alliance staff at
206.633.6633, at least two (2) weeks prior to the event. This is a fragrance free meeting.


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Every three years, the Centers for Independent Living (CILs) that serve Washington State and Washington State Independent Living Council (WASILC) are responsible for collaborating to create a State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). The SPIL is a strategic plan that includes Independent Living goals and objectives, and the continuous development of the Independent Living Network through Independent Living Philosophy. To determine the goals of the SPIL, the CILs hold public forums for consumers, community partners, and other interested parties, to comment on and provide information on the experiences of individuals with disabilities in Washington State. The information collected will inform the SPIL committee in its development of the next SPIL.

The Alliance of People with disAbilities invites you to join us as we value your experience and opinions. Please feel free to share with your consumers and partners.

If you cannot attend the meeting, you can still give your feedback by following the one of these links to fill out the survey (approx. 10 minutes). This survey is open until 12/14/18
Person with a disability, family member, or care giver: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ConsumersFamilyCaregivers
Community partner and/or agency that provides service to people with disabilities:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PartnersProvidersStakeholders

The King County Paratransit contract is up for review. Specifically, Access Transportation. If you, or someone you know, uses Paratransit in King County. There is an opportunity for you to state your opinion on new contract options.

Wednesday, October 17, 9:30am: Move King County, transportation budget review panel with opportunity for public comment.

@King County Courthouse, 10th floor. 516 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104