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Public Hearing On State Plan for Independent Living Set

The Statewide Independent Living Council and the Vermont Center for Independent Living are getting ready to have a public hearing on the SPIL (State Plan for Independent Living) draft objectives. Advocates and people with disabilities are encouraged to attend.

The hearing is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. May 14. The live meeting will be held at the University of Vermont’s Lafayette Hall, room 400.

The draft objectives center around housing, education, health care, transportation, family supports, assistive technology, voting, transition, mental health, the Department of Corrections, and educating Vermonters about inclusion and respect for people with disabilities.

People with disabilities and advocates are encouraged to go to either the live meeting or the regional VIT locations:

  • Bennington (Senior Citizens Center, 124 Pleasant St.).
  • Brattleboro (Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd., Rm 125).
  • Johnson (Johnson State College, Bentley Hall, room 211).
  • Montpelier (Vermont Department of Labor, 5 Green Mountain Drive).
  • Newport (North Country Union High School, 209 Veterans Ave.).
  • Rutland (8 Stratton Road, Stafford Technical Center, Room 108).
  • St. Albans (Bellows Free Academy, 4 Hospital Drive).
  • White River Junction (Community College of Vermont, 145 Billings Farm Road).

The meeting will also be a webinar and the streaming address is:

Interpreters will be available at UVM and Brattleboro, and CART will be available everywhere. For more information, email SILC Executive Director Peter Kriff at

If you need an accommodation or a printed copy of the draft objectives, please contact Stefanie at 1-800-639-1522 by May 11.