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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Workforce Development

States Urged To Promote Competitive Employment

In this article, writer Shaun Heasley speaks to the idea of Employment First - and how states across the country are being urged to adopt the policy. Read the article, click

Commentary: For people with disabilities, 25 years under the ADA has opened a new world

Marca Bristo is the CEO of Access Living, a disability services and advocacy organization, and co-chair of ADA25 Chicago, a regional partnership initiative leveraging the 25th anniversary of the ADA

'Long-term unemployed' Illinoisans struggling the worst

 Larry Yellen, writer for Fox 32 News out of Illinois, released an article highlighting the status of the state's unemployment rate. Specifically, those who fall into the "long-term unemployed" category.

What's Your Disability Equality Index Score?

"What's Your Disability Equality Index Score?" written by Jill Cueni-Cohen highlights an innovative annual survery - one that shows employers how to achieve business success and community recognition through disability-inclusion

Filling the Gaps in Workforce

"Fill the gaps in workforce," written by Mark Edwards, Frank Cettina, and Victoria R. Myers on, goes into depth about the city of Philadelphia and how they made a difference within their

Focus On Families initiative launched in Union County

Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh serves as a liaison to the Union County Workforce Investment Board out of New Jersey. "Focus On Families initiative launched in Union County," written by