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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Latest Addition to the Library

Early Dismissal Shortchanging Students in Special Education

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Public Schools is discriminating against students in special education by loading them onto school buses five to 15 minutes before school ends and costing them hours

Community for Adults with Disabilities Not Without Controversy

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A housing project for people with intellectual disabilities plans to break ground in the next six months.  The founder of Vanguard Landing says she’s made adjustments

UN Panel Calls for Inclusive Education

Being educated in an inclusive environment is a basic right for students with disabilities, according to a new set of guidelines from the United Nations.  Governments must work together with

Pressure Mounts to Abandon Sheltered Workshops

HOUSTON — Seventy years ago, Goodwill Industries of Houston was founded in order to employ people with disabilities whom nobody else would hire. That whole time, a portion of those with

States Urged to Strengthen Community-Based Options

Federal Medicaid officials are pushing states to do more to ensure that people with disabilities have access to the care they need in order to remain in the community. In a

Democrats, Republicans Urge End to Minimum Wage

With all eyes on the race for the White House, both political parties are calling for big change to rules on employing people with disabilities. The platforms approved this month