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Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council
July 2019
If you would like any additional information about the topics in this newsletter, please contact Jeff Iseman, the Public Policy & Outreach Coordinator at PA SILC ( or 717-364-1732).
In This Issue:
CIL Staff Spotlight: Karen Koch (CIL NCP-Williamsport, PA)
"Prior to this job, I believed that accessibility was only a physical concept. Spending time in the community with the kids that I worked with taught me that physical accessibility is important.  It also opened my eyes to one of the greatest barriers that still exist in society: The attitudinal barrier..."
Read the full interview
Highlights from May 23rd PA SILC Board meeting (info here)
NCIL Conference 2019 (details here)
PA SILC Board Changes (click for details)

Remembering Milton Henderson

Milton Henderson passed in early March 2019. Milton was a former chair of PA SILC board, TRCIL staff and former Disability Rights PA (DRP) board member. Milton demonstrated passion as a disability advocate and also a great sense of humor. Click here for his obituary.
PA Budget Update
  • Governor Wolf signed the state budget, read details of funding here.
  • Community Health Choices (CHC) and Managed Long Term Supports & Services (MLTSS) updates here
  • Human Service Transportation: Proposed Broker halted; 180 Day Study for MATP / CHC Transportation and other human services transportation, led by PA DHS in conjunction with PennDOT & Aging update here
  • PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) Updates
  • Update: General Assistance (GA) Eliminated Again
Federal Budget and Legislation
For information about President Trump's budget proposal, federal cuts related to disability programs, the Disability Integration Act, or the ABLE Age Adjustment Act, visit this update on our website.
Empower IL through Making a Financial Contribution to PA SILC: click here Your support is greatly appreciated!


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