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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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Latest Addition to the Library

Feds Exceed Disability Hiring Goal

Six years ago, President Barack Obama set an ambitious goal to ramp up hiring of people with disabilities. Now, the administration says it has surpassed even its own expectations.  The

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

Supreme Court to Weigh FAPE Mandate

For the first time in more than three decades, the U.S. Supreme Court says it will consider how much educational benefit schools must provide students receiving services under the Individuals

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