ERIC Number: ED468363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-May-29
Should SILCs Become 501(c)(3)s? A National Teleconference. Participant's Manual.
Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston, TX.; National Council on Independent Living, Arlington, VA.
The participant's manual for a national teleconference (May 29, 2002) contains materials on whether statewide independent living councils (SILCs) should become non-profit organizations eligible under section 501(c) of the Federal Tax Code. Introductory material includes the conference agenda, information about the trainers, and information about the sponsoring organizations, the Independent Living Research Utilization Program and the National Council on Independent Living, which have developed the Independent Living (IL) Net. Materials, with examples from Georgia, California, Arkansas, Idaho, and New Mexico, include a July 2001 publication on the IL NET that addressed the issue of SILCs as nonprofits to increase their autonomy. The West Virginia and Kansas SILC organizational documents are included as examples. Five Internet Web sites providing more information are listed. An appendix presents the forms filed by the Kansas SILC to the Internal Revenue Service in applying for the 501(c) exemptions. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Financial Support, Independent Living, Nonprofit Organizations, Organizational Change, Taxes
ILRU Program, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, 2323 S. Shepherd St., Suite 1000, Houston, TX 77019. Tel: 713-520-0232. National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), 1916 Wilson Blvd., Suite 209, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 877-525-3400 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.ncil.org. For full text: http://www.ilru.org/ilnet/ilnetbks.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston, TX.; National Council on Independent Living, Arlington, VA.
Note: Developed as part of the IL NET: an ILRU/NCIL (Independent Living Research Utilization/National Council on Independent Living) National Training and Technical Assistance Project. Contributions by Shannon Jones, Ann Watts Meadows, Pat Puckett, Sandra Weber, Darrell Lynn Jones, Raweewan Buppapong, Kristy Langbehn, Carri George, Richard Petty, and Dawn Heinsohn.