The role of the Support Coordinator will be to coordinate services and supports for the individual and their families according to their annual ISP. The Support Coordinator will maintain communication and act as a bridge between the individual and service systems, funding agencies, support professionals, families, advocates and other interested parties. Support Coordinators also provide supervision and feedback to DSP's to insure that agency policies and procedures and annual plans are implemented correctly. Support Coordinators will also coordinate the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) process, participating in the process as requested. Additionally, they work face-to-face with individuals in a direct support capacity. Support Coordination promotes person-centered focus that supports dignity, protection of rights and furthers the organization's mission, vision, philosophy and values.
What does this mean to me as a parent?
- Individuals and their families will have ongoing communication with the Support Coordinator and will be able to call or email when needed.
- They will be able to call the Support Coordinator to get information about all services currently received. Support Coordinators will be advocates for the individual and their families and will work on their behalf.
Individualized Service Plan (ISP)
The Individualized Service Plan is an annual process designed to assist individuals and those persons closest to them to develop a vision and to attain positive outcomes in critical life areas while promoting individual control, choice and self-determination. Families are an important part of this process and we encourage your participation.
Supports Intensity Scale (SIS)
The Supports Intensity Scale is a tool currently utilized by BHDDH/DDD to measure the relative level of support that each person with developmental disabilities needs to fully participate in community life. It is currently being used in place of the Personal Capacities Inventory. Each individual receiving services throughout Rhode Island will be required to complete a SIS evaluation once each three years, and additionally as needed. The timing of the SIS will be determined by BHDDH, or requested by the Support Coordinator in emergent situations. For additional information regarding the SIS, please contact your Support Coordinator, BHDDH Social Caseworker, or visit the BHDDH website at http://www.bhddh.ri.gov
For further information regarding Support Coordination please contact , Interim Director of Adult Day Services, at (401) 823‑0051.