The Washington State Independent Living Council (WASILC) is partnering with the Alliance of People with Disabilities to host a public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Beacon Hill Library, 2821 Beacon Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144.

The 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 14 cities designated for public hearings from August through December.

The purpose of the meeting is to:

• Inform the public about the responsibilities of WASILC and the Centers for Independent Living.

• Provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities of WASILC, as they relate to systemic advocacy and education.

• Provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities of the CILs and the core services they provide in our communities.

• 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.

Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Call to RSVP and request accommodations for this event at (800) 624-4105. Accommodations must be made two weeks in advance.

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