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
Researchers Develop 2-Minute Autism Screening Tool
New research suggests that a quick questionnaire may be highly accurate at flagging children for autism. In 88 percent of cases, the so-called Psychological Development Questionnaire, or PDQ-1, correctly identified kids
Feds Disclosed Schools Under Investigation for Disability Discrimination
The U.S. Department of Education is making it easier to find out when a school is under investigation for violating the civil rights of students with disabilities. For the first time,
Autism Speaks Retooling Scientific Agenda
Less than a year after dropping references to finding a cure from its mission statement, Autism Speaks is looking for input amid a revamp of its scientific priorities. The national nonprofit
Schools Accused of Denying Disability Services
The nation’s largest school district is being accused of failing to provide speech therapy, occupational therapy and other legally-mandated services to students with disabilities. A federal lawsuit filed late last week
CVS Opening Mock Stores to Train People With Disabilities
CVS is ramping up its efforts to hire people with disabilities with a slew of new mock stores designed to help train this traditionally-underemployed demographic. The pharmacy chain said it will
Autism Wandering Bill Advances in the Senate
Federal legislation aimed at providing tracking devices and resources to those with autism and other developmental disabilities who are at risk of wandering is moving forward. The U.S. Senate’s Committee on