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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Transition Practices for Children with Developmental/Intellectual Disability
Education Department Says Transition Services Must Continue During Pandemic
Federal officials are reminding schools and vocational rehabilitation agencies of their responsibility to work together to help students with disabilities transition to adulthood, even amid the pandemic. In a letter this week to
Simulated Town Offers Life Skills Training
Shannon Gilchrist, writer for disability scoop, highlights a town in Ohio that is making a difference in the lives of students with a disability. Read the article in full now, click
Feds: IEPs Should Align With Grade-Level Standards
Michelle Diament, writer for disabilityscoop, recently published "Feds: IEPs Should Align With Grade-Level Standards." This article highlights language from the Department of Education, clarifying that IEP goals need to align with
Increased Flexibility Urged For Special Ed Funding
A new report from the Government Accountability Office finds that IDEA’s maintenance of effort requirement may be overly rigid, potentially limiting innovation and prompting funding cuts for general education programs,
Feds: Most States Failing To Meet Special Ed Obligations
Michelle Diament, writer for disabilityscoop, released an article around which states across the country are fulfiling their obligations under the IDEA. Reports indicate that less than half of states are
For Students With Disabilities, Transition From High School Brings Unique Challenges
"For Students With Disabilities, Transition From High School Brings Unique Challenges," is an article written by Peter Balonon-Rosen that highlights the state of Massachusetts. Specifically, the states self-advocacy and higher