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

Federal Court Hearing Sept. 16 Could Test RI's Compliance With DD Consent Decree

The status of Rhode Island’s compliance with a federal consent decree mandating integration of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is scheduled to go before U.S. District Court Judge John

RI Considers Reorganizing BHDDH; Finding Strong DD Director is Top Priority

The Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals  may undergo restructuring, if it is determined that a different organization of services would better serve the  needs of

Fewer With Disabilties Employed, Data Shows

The unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities is edging up as less people in this population actively seek work, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor.  Figures

Community for Adults with Disabilities Not Without Controversy

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A housing project for people with intellectual disabilities plans to break ground in the next six months.  The founder of Vanguard Landing says she’s made adjustments

Pressure Mounts to Abandon Sheltered Workshops

HOUSTON — Seventy years ago, Goodwill Industries of Houston was founded in order to employ people with disabilities whom nobody else would hire. That whole time, a portion of those with

States Urged to Strengthen Community-Based Options

Federal Medicaid officials are pushing states to do more to ensure that people with disabilities have access to the care they need in order to remain in the community. In a