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

State wants to reduce role of sheltered workshops for adults with disabilities

Rosie Hickman’s gloved hands deftly threaded the ends of a black plastic strap through a thin metal buckle. Through, over, and back again.  She threw the completed piece into a

Paying Disabled Workers Less Than Minimum Wage is Legal in the US. Alaska Has Now Banned It

Alaskan businesses can no longer pay workers with disabilities less than the state's $9.84 minimum hourly wage. The Alaska Department of Labor last week repealed a decades-old regulation that allowed employers

Walmart Employees With Special Needs Fear Losing Jobs

Adam Catlin celebrated his 10th year as a greeter at Walmart’s Selinsgrove Supercenter in December. Now, he fears he’s about to lose his job because of his disability.  A change in

Families Struggling to FInd Care for Adults with Disabilities

Since 43-year-old Ivana Schnars moved into a nursing home in Pflugerville, her mom Sue Schnars has tried to make it as comfortable as the home where her daughter spent most

Post-Secondary Programs More Inclusive, Report Finds

With an increasing number of colleges offering programs for those with intellectual disabilities, a new report suggests that the programs are becoming more inclusive and leading to better employment outcomes. For

American's with Disabilities Finding More Jobs But In Familiar Fields

WASHINGTON—Americans with disabilities are working in greater numbers and their unemployment rate has fallen dramatically, but they remain disproportionately employed by governments and in low-wage occupations. The unemployment rate for Americans