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

National Outlook of Employment within Intellectual/Developmental Disability Population

Employment has been recognized as an important goal for improving the lives of adults with an intellectual (ID) or developmental (DD) disability. This study, done by the University of Massachusetts

The Employment First Blog: Employment Systems Change

The Employment First blogs are written by national subject matter experts and provide an engaging and thoughtful dialogue on key topics.  In this article, written by Doug Crandell and Paige

Jobless Rate Improves for Americans with Disabilities

According to a May 2nd, 2014 article released by Disability Scoop, the unemployment rate for those with disabilities fell sharply last month, the U.S. Department of Labor said, but not

Man with a disability succeeds at work, will give thousands to charities that gave him job, friends

Philadelphia, PA. Jonah Selber, who was born with a developmental disability, is a longtime, successful employee of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals where he serves as an office assistant in the Information Systems

Doubly Disabled in Life - New York Times Op Ed

Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities historically have been shuttled far from society’s mainstream into segregated lives and workplace serfdom, earning wages as low as pennies per hour for the

Department of Justice Reaches Landmark Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement Agreement with Rhode Island

The Justice Department announced today that it has entered into a statewide settlement agreement that will resolve violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for approximately 3,250 Rhode Islanders