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White Papers


Individual Support Plans


Changes in the Field Regarding Personal Support Plans (2018, March)
Robert L. Schalock, James R Thompson, and Marc J. Tassé

This white paper discusses six recent changes in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities that establish the parameters of a systematic approach to personal support plans.

Relating Supports Intensity Scale™ Information to Individual Service Plans (2008, June)
Jan K. Ivey, James A. LeVelle, James R. Thompson, Alan Tribble, Jos van Loon, and Steve Wrigley
Edited by Robert L. Schalock, James R Thompson, and Marc J. Tassé

This white paper presents four approaches to integrate SIS-related data into person-centered planning.


System and Service Improvements

  
How Organizations and Systems Use Supports Intensity Scales (2018, March) 

Robert L. Schalock, James R Thompson, and Marc J. Tassé
Contributions by Jos van Loon, Kees Swart, Tim Lee, Marco Lombardi, Luigi Croci, Miguel A. Verdugo, Benito Arias, Victor B. Arias, Veronica M. Guillen, Antonio M. Amor, and Virginia Aguayo

This white paper describes and demonstrates how organizations and larger systems can use SIS information to enhance effectiveness and efficiency, facilitate knowledge on demand, implement continuous quality, improvement, align service delivery system components, determine whether an individual should be reevaluated prior to the recommended 3-year interval between SIS assessments, use SIS scores to inform subgroup classification, and provide information for research.


Resource Allocation


How Support Needs Can be Used to Inform the Allocation of Resources and Funding Decisions (2018, March)
James R Thompson, Robert L. Schalock, and Marc J. Tassé

This white paper focuses on how the assessment of support needs can be used to inform the allocation of public funds.

SIS™ Resource Allocation: Four Papers on Issues and Approaches (2008, June)
Jon Fortune, James A. LeVelle, Scott Meche, Donald Severance, Gary Smith, John Stern, Jos van Loon, Lisa Weber, and Edward M. Campbell
Edited by Robert L. Schalock, James R Thompson, and Marc J. Tassé

This white paper provides an overview the critical issues involved in resource allocation decisions and the potential components of agency or systems-level funding models.


Psychometric Properties and Adaptation Considerations


Evidence for the Reliability and Validity of the Supports Intensity Scales
(pending)
James R Thompson, Robert L. Schalock, and Marc J. Tassé

This white paper summarizes research findings published in peer reviewed professional literature in regard to the Supports Intensity Scale-Adult Version (SIS-A) and Supports Intensity Scale-Children’s Version (SIS-C). Core concepts associated with psychological measurement are briefly explained, and research findings on SIS-A and SIS-C are reviewed in relation to these core concepts.

Psychometric Properties of the Supports Intensity Scale™ (2008, June)
Wil Buntinx, Virginie Cobigo, Colleen McLaughlin, Diane Morin, Marc J. Tassé, and James R. Thompson
Edited by Robert L. Schalock, James R Thompson, and Marc J. Tassé

This white paper provides an overview of three studies conducted to evaluate the reliability and validity of SIS. Collectively, results from these three studies further confirm the reliability and validity of the scale and underscore the need for systematic training on the administration of the Supports Intensity Scale.

International Implementation of the Supports Intensity Scale™ (2008, June)
Wil Buntinx, Luigi Croce, Yuval Ekstein, Climent Giné, Sue Holmes, Mélanie Lamoureux-Hébert, Mauro Leoni, Diane Morin, and Miguel Angel Verdugo
Edited by Robert L. Schalock, James R Thompson, and Marc J. Tassé

This white paper provides a reflection on the experiences of researchers who translated the SIS into their respective languages: French, Italian, Catalan, Complex Chinese, Spanish, Hebrew, and Dutch.