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

10 Facts On Disability

People with disabilities are among the most marginalized groups in the world. People with disabilities have poorer health outcomes, lower education achievements, less economic participation and higher rates of poverty

Sheltered workshops persevere under pressure from federal rules

COLUMBIA — "Happy." That's how Tim Wallace, 23, says his work at Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises makes him feel.  He gets a ride from his supervisor to the sheltered workshop at

Work Places For People With Disabilities are Decreasing. The Changes Can Be Painful

Every day, Perry Blatz knows where his son Bill will be — stuffing and labeling envelopes at the UPMC Vocational Training Center in the South Side, a facility for adults

Below the Minimum: A Critical Review of 14C

The opportunity to work in a safe and healthy environment and to be treated equitably in the workplace is a basic human right. Unscrupulous employers who take advantage of workers

State wants to reduce role of sheltered workshops for adults with disabilities

Rosie Hickman’s gloved hands deftly threaded the ends of a black plastic strap through a thin metal buckle. Through, over, and back again.  She threw the completed piece into a

Paying Disabled Workers Less Than Minimum Wage is Legal in the US. Alaska Has Now Banned It

Alaskan businesses can no longer pay workers with disabilities less than the state's $9.84 minimum hourly wage. The Alaska Department of Labor last week repealed a decades-old regulation that allowed employers