Hi, my name is Paula and I provide technical assistance to centers, SILCs and DSEs nationally, focusing on the law, regulations and guidance that we are required to meet. Over the course of a year I answer hundreds of questions
Disability Determination and Consumer Control
Consumer control is an important foundational philosophy of Independent Living. Centers are required to have more than 50% board members who are people with significant disabilities, and more than 50% staff, and managers, who have disabilities. SILCs must have more
Can we buy T-shirts with our grant and sell them?
Question: Do you know of any rule or federal law that prohibits us at the State level (SILC) from selling T-shirts or doing any other type of fundraising or collecting donations to our organization. Our funding is minuscule and we
Staff training clips from archives
You might find it helpful to utilize some of the on-line resources for your staff meetings and staff training. Some center approach training by doing a short segment during each staff meeting. I suggest up to 30 minutes each. Here