The CISI 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 CISI Library will be updated frequently as new promising practices are identified.
The CISI 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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Community Based/Supported Employment

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

Employment Dips For Those With Disabilities

Despite strong overall hiring, the number of Americans with disabilities on the job took a slide last month, federal data indicates.

Autism Without Fear: Don't Get TOO Excited About Autism Employment Initiatives

Over the last five year, many new non-profits (and for-profits with consciences) have formed to answer the 75-855 unemployment rate endured by adutls on the autism spectrum.  Furthermore, these fledgling

Veteran Unemployment Rate Declines

"There's good news for veterans. Their unemployment rate is dropping. It's now lower than the national average at 4.7 percent, while the national average is 5.3 percent," states Olivia Bailey,

After 25 Years Of ADA, Workplace Struggles Remain

Lorraine Mirabella is a writer for the Baltimore Sun Times and author of this article highlighted on disabilityscoop. Mirabella speaks to the Americans with Disabilities Act and mentions the impact