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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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Workforce Development

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

Democrats, Republicans Urge End to Minimum Wage

With all eyes on the race for the White House, both political parties are calling for big change to rules on employing people with disabilities. The platforms approved this month

Families Face Indefinite Wait for Services

PITTSBURGH — Abbey Etling lifts the sippy cup to her lips and drinks from it. It’s a small gesture, but one that is laden with meaning for her mother, Sandy Etling. Being

In Hollywood, Diversity Tends to Ignore Disability

Diversity has been the talk of Hollywood, but for the most part, the conversation has centered mostly on race and gender. Some have brought in issues of sexuality, but many

Federal Panel Seeks Input on Autism

A federal autism advisory panel is looking for public feedback as it prepares to update the government’s priorities for addressing the developmental disorder for the first time in years. The Interagency