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

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 Research Puts Limited Focus On Services, Lifespan Issues

A new federal report finds that fewer dollars are going toward studying services and the needs of those on the spectrum as they age. Spending on autism research across the country

Autism Genes May Be In All Of Us

Genetic variants responsible for autism exist in varying degrees throughout the population – both in those on the spectrum and among typically-developing individuals – a new study suggests.

Employment Dips For Those With Disabilities

Despite strong overall hiring, the number of Americans with disabilities on the job took a slide last month, federal data indicates.

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

Whitehouse to Seek Nearly $6 Billion for Youth Employment

The Obama administration, in its budget request due out next week, is including a multibillion-dollar ask to help bolster job opportunities for young people, including high school students. The proposal