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 SIS-A, 2nd Ed. to be Released in Early 2023

The Supports Intensity Scale - Adult Version® (SIS-A®) was first published as the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) in 2004 and was re-named the SIS-A (first edition) in 2015. The second edition of the SIS-A is planned for 2023 and will include updated norms as well as several enhancements.

SIS-A Uses

The SIS-A has played an important role in accurately identifying and measuring the intensity of supports that people with IDD need. Information gathered from the SIS-A contributes to the development of high-quality person-centered plans to help people achieve positive outcomes. SIS-A information is also used by providers and governmental entities to help understand the needs of the population they support and to more equitably allocate resources.

Second Edition Timeline

Users can expect that the change will take place over a couple of years. The second edition of the SIS-A will come out in early 2023. AAIDD will support both the first and second editions of the SIS-A for about 18 months to help users transition at their own pace. The first edition of the SIS-A will be retired sometime in the middle of 2024.

 

Video Introducing the SIS-A, 2nd Edition

Dr. James Thompson, lead author of the SIS-A

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