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Library

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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Researchers Develop 2-Minute Autism Screening Tool

New research suggests that a quick questionnaire may be highly accurate at flagging children for autism. In 88 percent of cases, the so-called Psychological Development Questionnaire, or PDQ-1, correctly identified kids

Autism Speaks Retooling Scientific Agenda

Less than a year after dropping references to finding a cure from its mission statement, Autism Speaks is looking for input amid a revamp of its scientific priorities. The national nonprofit

Autism Wandering Bill Advances in the Senate

Federal legislation aimed at providing tracking devices and resources to those with autism and other developmental disabilities who are at risk of wandering is moving forward. The U.S. Senate’s Committee on

Vigil Honors People With Disabilities Killed By Loved Ones

PITTSBURGH — Brenda Dare is sick of going to funerals for people with disabilities and hearing others say that the person who died is in a better place.  “What better

FDA Seeks Input on Autism Treatment

Federal regulators are looking for insight from people with autism and their families as they consider the need for new drug treatments to address the developmental disorder. In a notice

ADA Wellness Program Rules: EEOC New Rules

On May 17, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new rules which apply standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to employer-sponsored wellness programs. The EEOC’s new