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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Transitioning from Sheltered Workshops to Community Based Employment

States Urged To Promote Competitive Employment

In this article, writer Shaun Heasley speaks to the idea of Employment First - and how states across the country are being urged to adopt the policy. Read the article, click

People with Disabilities Fight for Fair Wages

Denise Zarrella, writer for 19 Action News out of Ohio, posted an article highlighting new state requirements that will integrate people with disabilities into the working community.  The article showcases

New Federal Rules for People with Disabilities

"New Federal Rules Could Close Sheltered Workshops for People with Disabilities" is an article written by Matt Campbell from the Bellingham Herald out of Kansas City.  This article highlights the

National Outlook of Employment within Intellectual/Developmental Disability Population

Employment has been recognized as an important goal for improving the lives of adults with an intellectual (ID) or developmental (DD) disability. This study, done by the University of Massachusetts