A Measure for Success
What is the Supports Intensity Scale?
The Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) is a list of questions that focuses on the supports needed for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) to be successful. The SIS results will give useful information for creating Individual Support Plans (ISP) because it gathers a lot of information about an individual’s support needs.
The Supports Intensity Scale® (SIS) - Adult
- is a national assessment tool designed by experts for people with I/DD disabilities ages 5 and older
- identifies and measures the supports needed for an individual to successfully participate in various life activities
- is conducted through a positive and complete interview process every two years for children and every three years for adults.
Who receives an SIS® assessment?
All individuals receiving services through the NC Innovations Waiver must receive an SIS. The SIS gives very valuable information to us and to you.
To learn more about the SIS® . . .
Watch these SIS® Videos produced by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Resources & Links
- SIS Interview Brochure
- SIS Questions & Answers
- SIS Acronyms List
- Understanding Child SIS® Scores
- Understanding Adult SIS® Scores
- American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
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