The ILCW is governed by federal, state and local laws, its own charter (articles of incorporation), bylaws, these policies and any other policies approved by the ILCW governing board. Vision Statement Full Inclusion of people with disabilities in society.
The ILCW also adheres to the “independent living philosophy” which is a set of values, principles and beliefs related to people with disabilities and their rights to live independently in the communities of their choice.
The Independent Living Council of Wisconsin is established to develop, monitor and evaluate the state plan for independent living (SPIL) along with performing other statutory duties and authorities as listed in the current Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended in 1992, 2014 and future years, and duties as listed in the SPIL.
Mandated under the Rehabilitation Act as amended in 1992 and 2014, the ILCW has chosen to incorporate as a non-profit organization and its governing board members are appointed by the governor of Wisconsin. In all other respects, the ILCW is an independent, non-profit corporation.