The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) participates in numerous councils, advisory boards and committees to build better partnerships in the community and improve the services it provides. To learn more about the DRS-related, councils, click on the below links:
The Statewide Independent Living Council is comprised of members, appointed by the Governor, who provide statewide representation of individuals with disabilities or who are knowledgeable about independent living services and centers. Most of the members are also individuals with a disability.
The Statewide Independent Living Council and the Division of Rehabilitation Services jointly develop the Independent Living State Plan. The Council monitors, reviews and evaluates its implementation. The Statewide Independent Living Council also coordinates activities with the State Rehabilitation Council and with other councils addressing issues affecting Tennesseans with disabilities.