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The Supports Intensity Scale (SIS)®

The Supports Intensity Scale (SIS)® is used to measure the frequency and intensity of supports an individual with an intellectual disability needs to meet quality of life goals.  The SIS® is an instrument developed by the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).

Virginia piloted the SIS® in various CSBs and Training Centers beginning in 2006. On April 1, 2009, the Commonwealth adopted the instrument as the statewide assessment tool for individuals on MR/ID and DS waivers.  Here are resources for using and learning about the SIS®.

SIS® Learning Materials

SIS® Form and Report

The SIS® Additional Support Needs Risk Assessment form is used in the following initiatives: Money Follows the Person (MFP), Person Centered Planning (PCP), and and state operated ICF/IID..

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