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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Workforce Development

'Long-term unemployed' Illinoisans struggling the worst

 Larry Yellen, writer for Fox 32 News out of Illinois, released an article highlighting the status of the state's unemployment rate. Specifically, those who fall into the "long-term unemployed" category.

What's Your Disability Equality Index Score?

"What's Your Disability Equality Index Score?" written by Jill Cueni-Cohen highlights an innovative annual survery - one that shows employers how to achieve business success and community recognition through disability-inclusion

Filling the Gaps in Workforce

"Fill the gaps in workforce," written by Mark Edwards, Frank Cettina, and Victoria R. Myers on, goes into depth about the city of Philadelphia and how they made a difference within their

Focus On Families initiative launched in Union County

Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh serves as a liaison to the Union County Workforce Investment Board out of New Jersey. "Focus On Families initiative launched in Union County," written by

Correcting the Past and Breaking Down Barriers to Employment and Housing

Joshua Vaughn, writer for The Sentinel out of Pennsylvania, brings to light people who have criminal backgrounds and associated problems to finding employment and/or housing. Read the article now: "Correcting the

Reflecting on National Foster Care Month and Our Continued Commitment to America's Foster Youth

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, released a blog post reflecting National Foster Care Month.  Jarrett is a Senior Advisor to President