Online Services | Agencies | Governor | Help
Search Virginia.Gov

                 DBHDS on Facebook  
   Click here or Dial 2-1-1 for health and human service referrals for counseling, crisis intervention, volunteering and more.


   Click here for community resources for seniors and adults with disabilities and their providers


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..

[ top of page ]

Related Forms and Resources

[ top of page ]


If you have trouble opening a document, you may need to download one of the above free plug-ins (WinZip is a trial version).  For comments or questions about this site, please Email the Webmaster. Thank you for visiting the Commonwealth of Virginia DBHDS Web site. © Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.
Level A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0