Supports Intensity Scale - Adult Version
Elaine Brown, PhD, FAAIDD
State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) continues to work toward refining person-centered planning and developing a service delivery system based on support and access to what people identify is most important to them. As part of this effort, ADSD is piloting the use of the Supports Intensity Scale - Adult Version (SIS-A) as a tool to assess support needs and aid in a meaningful planning process. several intake specialist who work within ADSD/Developmental Services and received training on the SIS-A will be interviewing approximately 50 adults and their supporters through the regional centers. Additionally, there will be an opportunity through Community Meetings and other contacts to learn more about the SIS-A and how it may benefit service delivery. Information from this pilot will assist ADSD in examining the usefulness of the SIS-A within our developmental disability service delivery system as a tool in support planning.