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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Justice Department Pushes Law Enforcement on ADA Compliance
Federal officials are highlighting the responsibilities of everyone from police to courts and attorneys in ensuring that people with developmental disabilities are treated fairly. The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits
New UHIP Seems to Undermine Court Ordered Benefits for DD Population
Andrew Whalen, a 31 year-old Rhode Islander on the autism spectrum, applied for support services in the wake of his mother’s death in January. He’s still waiting to hear whether
Why Some Companies Are Trying to Hire More People on the Autism Spectrum
Interest in what’s called neurodiversity is growing at American companies. This year, the accounting firm EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) has been piloting a program to employ people
Improved Airline Accessibility In The Works
The U.S. Department of Transportation is planning to move forward with new regulations mandating greater accessibility for people with disabilities when they fly. After seven months of negotiations, an advisory
RI Tries to Improve Assessment Used for DD Funding; Families Not Feeling It Yet
A two-hour discussion about the Supports Intensity Scale, used by Rhode Island to assign funding to adults with developmental disabilities, exposed a big gap between the vision of the professionals
Fate of Wandering Bill in Limbo
A last-minute twist that caught advocates by surprise is threatening to derail legislation to create new federal resources for those with autism and other developmental disabilities who are at risk