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

COVID-19 May Shut Down Programs For Good

Disability service providers across the country are closing programs as the coronavirus pandemic wears on and many are unlikely to reopen.

Majority of School Districts Not Accessible for Students with Disabilities

Thirty years after the Americans with Disabilities Act became law, most of the nation’s public school districts remain inaccessible to students with disabilities, government investigators say. A Government Accountability Office report

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