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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Transitioning from Sheltered Workshops to Community Based Employment

Judge Orders RI to Fund Disabilities Reform; State Faces Possible Contempt, Fines

U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell Jr. today (May 18) ordered the state of Rhode Island to appropriate the money necessary to fund the so-called “sheltered workshop” consent decree.

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

More On The Spectrum Training For Tech Jobs

Arianna Skibell, writer for The Hechinger Report, posted this article on disabilityscoop. She states that "for those with autism, up to nine out of ten adults are unemployed or underemployed."

How Minnesota is Failing the Disabled

Chris Serres and Glenn Howatt are the writers of this article, "How Minnesota is Failing the Disabled," out of The Star Tribune. Serres and Howatt take readers on a detailed account

Settlement Calls For Cuts To Sheltered Workshops

Shaun Heasley, writer for disabilityscoop, highlights the state of Oregon and how they are agreeing to cut the number of adults who work in a sheltered workshop over the next

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