Supports Intensity Scale (SISĀ®)

Supports Intensity Scale Assessor
Alayna McInerney
SIS Assessor

  • Adults (age 16+) with an intellectual / developmental disability (I/DD). 
  • The assessor, the person served and at least 2 support people who the individual chooses to answer questions.
  • When you begin services and every 3 years.
  • You will receive a letter, then a call from a certified assessor to schedule a time and place best for the individual and supports to talk for about 1.5 - 2.5 hours. 
  • The assessor will ask questions about many common adult activities / behaviors / medical conditions and explore supports needed to have success just as anyone else the individual's age.
  • Lapeer CMH uses the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS ®) as a standardized assessment tool.
  • Finding out a lot about individuals, what they like or don't like and how they are best supported helps us to serve them better,
  • Better informed person-centered planning. 

    Watch this short video to get a better understanding of SIS-A scale (English)

 ( SIS-A en Espanol)

Watch this short video to get a better understanding of an SIS-A Report (English)

SIS-A Report (en Espanol)


Click to view the SIS-A Respondent Handbook (English) (Espanol