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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

Justice Department Pushes Law Enforcement on ADA Compliance

Federal officials are highlighting the responsibilities of everyone from police to courts and attorneys in ensuring that people with developmental disabilities are treated fairly.  The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits

Study: Exercise May Cut Behavior Issues in Half

Researchers say there may be a simple way to reduce challenging behaviors among those with autism and similar disorders during the school day — add in some exercise.  A new

New UHIP Seems to Undermine Court Ordered Benefits for DD Population

Andrew Whalen, a 31 year-old Rhode Islander on the autism spectrum, applied for support services in the wake of his mother’s death in January. He’s still waiting to hear whether

Why Some Companies Are Trying to Hire More People on the Autism Spectrum

Interest in what’s called neurodiversity is growing at American companies. This year, the accounting firm EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) has been piloting a program to employ people

Improved Airline Accessibility In The Works

The U.S. Department of Transportation is planning to move forward with new regulations mandating greater accessibility for people with disabilities when they fly.  After seven months of negotiations, an advisory

RI Tries to Improve Assessment Used for DD Funding; Families Not Feeling It Yet

A two-hour discussion about the Supports Intensity Scale, used by Rhode Island to assign funding to adults with developmental disabilities, exposed a big gap between the vision of the professionals