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

Correcting the Past and Breaking Down Barriers to Employment and Housing

Joshua Vaughn, writer for The Sentinel out of Pennsylvania, brings to light people who have criminal backgrounds and associated problems to finding employment and/or housing. Read the article now: "Correcting the

Reflecting on National Foster Care Month and Our Continued Commitment to America's Foster Youth

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, released a blog post reflecting National Foster Care Month.  Jarrett is a Senior Advisor to President


Register Now!   Join the National Center for Innovation & System Improvement for a highly interactive job coaching session! Certificate of completion is based on ACRE competencies.   Dates: June 16th, June 23rd, and

Registration Now Open For May Job Coaching Session!

Register Now!    Job Coach Certification for Adult Services Staff   Dates: May 19th, May 26th, and June 2nd at the CEA from 9:00-4:00EST.    Sessions fill up rapidly. Registration required. Class is capped at 12 individuals,

February Job Coach Certification Training

STATE OF RI ENDORSED JOB COACH TRAINING & CERTIFICATION FEBRUARY 2015 Enrollment Now OPEN!   Job Coach Training and Certification for Adult Services Staff -  two offerings of 2 full day sessions from 9am

Business Development Roundtable

The CEA is holding a Business Development Round Table session! We will host the session at the CEA on December 9th from 9:00am - Noon.    During this in person session