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

"Celebrating 24 Years of the ADA - Keeping School Doors Open to All"

The Justice Blog published by The United States Department of Justice released a post titled "Celebrating 24 Years of the ADA - Keeping School Doors Open to All."  The post discusses

State Adopts Updated ‘Handicapped’ Symbol

The article titled "In First, State Adopts Updated ‘Handicapped’ Symbol" goes into detail regarding the Accessible Icon Project, an effort to adopt a more in-motion symbol for accessibility. A revamped version

Connect 2 Careers™ a Tremendous Success!

On August 8th, 2014 the CEA held their first Connect2Careers™ event with great success! Thirty business professionals and nearly 90 individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities from across the state were brought together to discuss and

H.O.P.E to Host Sensitivity Enhancement at the CEA

The CEA is pleased to support and host H.O.P.E’s (Helping Others to Promote Equality) Sensitivity Enhancement Session. This session is ideal for new support staff, job coachesand job developers.  Three skits are designed to generate thought

Limitations on Sheltered Workshop Eligibility

The transition from school to work for students with disabilities will undergo sweeping changes under a bill President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday July 22nd 2014.  To learn more

Customized Employment

The United States Department of Labor is a significant resource for the State of Rhode Island while they work through a systems change regarding employment initiatives for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilites.  Customized