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Supports Intensity Scale

Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) Information

The Supports Intensity Scale (SIS®) is a strength-based, comprehensive assessment tool that measures an individuals support needs in personal, work-related and social activities in order to identify and describe the types and intensity of the supports an individual requires.   The SIS® includes background information on health, medical conditions, activities of daily living and cognitive, social and emotional skills.  The SIS® was designed to be part of person-centered planning processes that help all individuals identify their unique preferences, skills and life goals.
To find additional information on the SIS assessment process and tool and uses click on the links below:


SIS Implementation Manual   NEW  (revised  June, 2021)

Uses of Assessment Data to Inform Services and Supports for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities White Paper

Michigan SIS Data Application