The NCISI Library is a critical vehicle for sharing up-to-date information on the reforms that are happening within the state and across the country, as well as research and best practices in the area of supported employment and full inclusion of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
The NCISI Library will be updated frequently as new promising practices are identified.
The NCISI Library will also archive videos of consumers, family members and people within the state who have a perspective on improving the lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

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Schools Won't Face Penalty for Serving Too Many In Special Education

AUSTIN, Texas — Facing increasing criticism over its special education enrollment benchmark, the Texas Education Agency this month told schools that they must provide services to all eligible students with

Parent Led Intervention May Reduce Autism Severity

For the first time, researchers say they have evidence that parent-led intervention for young kids with autism continues to yield gains several years later. Children who participated in an intervention

Supreme Court to Weigh FAPE Mandate

For the first time in more than three decades, the U.S. Supreme Court says it will consider how much educational benefit schools must provide students receiving services under the Individuals

Early Dismissal Shortchanging Students in Special Education

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Public Schools is discriminating against students in special education by loading them onto school buses five to 15 minutes before school ends and costing them hours

UN Panel Calls for Inclusive Education

Being educated in an inclusive environment is a basic right for students with disabilities, according to a new set of guidelines from the United Nations.  Governments must work together with

Special Education Enrollment Rises

An increasing number of American students are reportedly utilizing special education services in the nation’s public schools. The number of students ages 6 to 21 covered by the Individuals with Disabilities