ISS (Individual Support Services)

ISS is geared toward teaching the youth and family necessary skills as well as educate them to successfully implement important life skills. The service addresses adaptive behaviors and skill development for Activities of Daily Living, also called ADLs.

There are 2 types of ADLs: Basic and Instrumental

Basic ADLs:

  • Eating
  • Using the bathroom and dressing one’s self without help
  • Personal hygiene

Appropriate for ages 5 -20

Instrumental ADLs:

  • Using the telephone
  • Washing dishes
  • Preparing a simple meal
  • Making one’s bed
  • Learning basic money management skills

Appropriate for ages 16-20

Service Time Frame: Duration of services lasts from 2 to 12 months, and up to 10 hours per week depending on the severity of the case as as the needs of the family.

ISS Eligibility: In order for services to be implemented, ISS requires that the youth be eligible through the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and enrolled in the Care Management Organization (CMO) and Mobile Response & Stabilization Services (MRSS).