The New York State Independent Living Council, Inc. (NYSILC) is an independent, non-profit state council with the primary responsibility to jointly develop, monitor and evaluate the three-year Statewide Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) with the Federal network of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and the New Yorkers with disabilities they serve. The council is authorized under Section 705 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act, as amended.

NYSILC is in the process of seeking one candidate to serve as a volunteer council member appointed by the NYS Regents to a three-year term. NYSILC seeks diverse membership, including individuals with various disabilities, cultures, ages, and gender identification, geographically located throughout the state.

Based on current council membership, NYSILC can enhance its purpose by encouraging applicants from the greater New York City area, who have a disability with a diverse race/ethnicity and or gender identification.

Individuals should complete an Application Form in its entirety (which requests two references with contact information) and include a copy of their resume. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Refer to the NYSILC background and member expectations for more information.

If you have any questions about the application, process, or further duties of council members, contact Brad Williams at the NYSILC office: (518) 427-1060 (voice/TTY), (518) 427-1139 fax, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for your interest in the council.

The event program for the 2018 NYS Disability Rights Hall of Fame is now available! Click here to access it: 2018 HOF Program

Find the NYAIL 2018 ILC Informational Flier here. For the text version of the flier, click here.

NYSILC is looking to fill a full-time Administrative Assistant position based in Albany, NY. See the attached Job Description for details.

NYSILC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages individuals with disabilities to apply.

This holiday season, NYSILC is looking for your continued support. Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, is Giving Tuesday. In addition, I have attached our 2017 Year-End Appeal Letter, which reviews our accomplishments over the past year and looks ahead to next year.

Please continue providing support in one of the following ways:

  • Consider giving a donation to the council to help us continue to achieve progress on priority programs and issues for New Yorkers with disabilities. Visit the NYSILC website at and click on the “donation” button located in the top-left corner of the home page.
  • Become a volunteer. NYSILC needs volunteers for its inaugural NYS Disability Rights Hall of Fame. We need volunteers to help with the event and support logistics. Contact the NYSILC office at 518 427-1060, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Amazon Smile: When you are shopping this this holiday season, remember that NYSILC participates in Amazon Smile for non-profits. Click on  to select identify our non-profit council to receive 0.5% of your total cart purchases from Amazon Smile.


The deadline to make a nomination to the innaugural New York State Disability Hall of Fame is fast approaching! All application materials and the nomination form are due on December 15th. To learn more about the nomination process, please visit the Hall of Fame Request for Nominations page of our website.