Texas Statewide Independent Living Council

Getting Fit to Live, Work, and Play

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Texas Statewide Independent Living Council
4319 James Casey St., Suite 100
Austin, TX 78745
512-371-7353
SILC Getting Fit to Live, Work, and Play website

Project Director
Regina Blye

Project Period
April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2017

Project Description
The Texas Statewide Independent Living Center (SILC) will develop evidence-based health and fitness programs for people with developmental disabilities in the Brazos Valley (College Station and Bryan) and West Texas (Lubbock) areas. This project will develop programs that increase access to fitness programs, improve health outcomes, and increase awareness of the importance of health and fitness programs for people with developmental disabilities. SILC will partner with the Texas Association of Centers for Independent Living (TACIL) to provide technical assistance to local Centers for Independent Living (CILs). Two CILs will become model sites for health and fitness programs. The project will distribute annual reports on “Getting Fit to Live, Work, and Play” statewide.

State Plan Goal 1
Create and support promising practices that enable people with developmental disabilities to be fully included in their communities and to have control over their own lives by 9/30/2021.

Geographic Reach
Brazos Valley — College Station and Bryan and West Texas Lubbock area

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Area of Emphasis
Health and Fitness