Navigation Links
The Supports Intensity Scale Assessment Can be Used to Build Robust Funding Methods for Developmental Disability Services, New Research Reveals
Date:7/16/2008

Results from Washington, Louisiana, and the Netherlands boost disability field's quest to tie in public funding and individual budgeting with assessment results

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the most complex issues in disability services is how to allocate limited resources and fund services equitably to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Over the past four years, the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) assessment tool, developed by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), has arguably been the most used within U.S. states attempting to develop funding applications. Now new research by national experts reveals that SIS does yield solid information about individuals with intellectual disabilities, and that the assessment information can be employed to build robust funding methods. The White Paper titled, "Resource Allocation and the Supports Intensity Scale: Four Papers and Approaches" is available for downloading and commenting at http://www.siswebsite.org.

The Supports Intensity Scale is a unique assessment tool that allows disability professionals to plan services for persons with intellectual disabilities in 85 life areas based on individual needs and goals. Currently, SIS has been adopted by 14 North American states and provinces, and translated into 10 languages.

"Experience to date in using the Supports Intensity Scale in funding applications strongly suggests that SIS results in combination with supplemental information, supports the development of solid funding applications in developmental disability services," say experts Jon Fortune and the late Gary Smith affiliated with the Human Services Research Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Why care about funding community services for people with intellectual disabilities? Fortune and Smith explain, "The interest stems from several factors, including achieving greater equity in funding among individuals, efficient use of limited public dollars, promoting flexibility in the selection of services, and, most recently, affording individuals and families the opportunity to directly manage a prospectively determined individual budget."

Feedback from states using SIS over the past four years shows that the focus of SIS on uniquely measuring support needs as opposed to deficits of a person enables states to build person-centered systems. Jan Morgan of Oregon's Developmental Disabilities office says, "We believe that SIS will help distribute resources fairly and equitably statewide by using the assessment scores to help develop an Individual Budgeted Amount model." Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Washington, and the province of Ontario in Canada have similar interests in using SIS for resource allocation.

As the disability field attempts to tie in public funding for community services and supports to assessment results, studies so far show that the Supports Intensity Scale promises to provide an accurate, equitable, and transparent method to allocate resources to citizens with intellectual disabilities.

Download and post comments: http://www.siswebsite.org/cs/SISwhitepaper/Resourceallocation SIS quick facts: http://www.siswebsite.org/cs/quickfacts

Purchase SIS: http://bookstore.aaidd.org

Founded in 1876, AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Association on Intellectual and DevelopmentalDisabilities
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. HealthFitness CEO Supports Move Toward Cultural Shift, and Science-Based Health Management Programming
2. Diageo Supports First Ever National We Dont Serve Teens Week
3. The Prem Rawat Foundation Supports Disaster-Relief Efforts in Mozambique
4. Discovery supports theory of Alzheimers disease as form of diabetes
5. Study Supports Change to Prostate Cancer Biopsy
6. Kim & Scotts Gourmet Pretzels(TM) Supports Breast Cancer Organizations With Its New Pink Ribbon Pretzel
7. NIH grant supports UCSF research exploring early HIV infection
8. Grant Supports Study of Abnormal Ring-Shaped Chromosomes
9. Adaptis Supports Local Yakima-Based YWCA and National Diabetes
10. XShares Supports Parkinsons Disease Foundation 50th Anniversary Educational Symposium
11. $4 million AHRQ grant supports research to improve hospital care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/24/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... February 24, 2017 , ... The ... 2017 national conference convening academic faculty engaged in or interested in palliative care education ... Research,” will be held in North County San Diego on Sept. 28 and ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... ... Indiana Fiber Network (IFN) President and CEO Kelly C. Dyer recently announced ... the Chairman of the Management Committee when IFN was originally formed in 2002 where ... investor/owners and development of the business plan. He became the first paid employee ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Congratulations to ... Elite division on February 12th. Ms. Esparza qualified into this prestigious status ... competition held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Frida is one of approximately 25 gymnasts ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... On February 22, ... a letter to withdraw previous guidance issued by the Obama Administration requiring ... issued in May 2016 by the Obama Administration came in response to a ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Rare Disease Report®, ... be participating in Rare Disease Day events, hosted by the Rare Disease Legislative ... Report, a website, weekly e-newsletter and quarterly publication, will be conducting interviews with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... Feb. 23, 2017 Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO), a ... for the treatment of chronic pain, today reported financial results ... 2016. 2016 Accomplishment & Highlights: ... 2016, an increase of 228% as reported, over the prior ... an increase of 612% over the prior year ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... GUIYANG, China , 23. Februar 2017 ... Area , eine nationale Wirtschaftszone in der südwestlichen chinesischen Provinz ... Beschleunigung der Errichtung einer Innovationsplattform aktiv an der Entwicklung einer ... Continue Reading ... ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... to their offering. ... The latest research Fibromyalgia Drugs Price Analysis and Strategies - ... market. The research answers the following questions: ... their clinical attributes? How are they positioned in the Global Fibromyalgia ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: