• Head Office & Therapeutic Integration Center

    9500 Annapolis Road
    Suites B2 & B3
    Lanham, MD 20706
    Phone: (301) 850 1148
    Fax:     1 (866) 250 3233

    Therapeutic Integration Center

    12200 Plum Orchard Road
    Suite 120A
    Silver Spring, MD 20904
    Phone: (301) 658-1986
    Fax: 1 (866) 250 3233
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Intensive Individual Support Services (IISS)


Autism Waiver Definition of Intensive Individual Support Services (IISS)

IISS services are intensive one-on-one interventions provided to the individual with autism. When providing these services, IISS technicians receive ongoing individualized instruction and supervision by our professional staff. Most specifically, during crisis interventions, the IISS technicians are supervised very closely in order to understand the nature of the crisis and intervene as necessary to reduce the likelihood of reoccurrence.

Some specific autism waiver regulations on IISS are as follows:

These services must be goal and task oriented.
The interventions are developed on an individualized basis, based on information gathered during the initial assessment with family and other documentations such as the child’s IEP.

Services Provided during IISS include:

  • Goal-directed and task-oriented intervention developed on an individualized basis.
  • Using home and community environments as a learning experience and opportunity to illustrate and model alternative ways for the individual to behave.
  • Assisting the individual in achieving successful home and community living through structured support, reinforcement modeling, and behavior management, as evidenced in written progress notes.
  • Providing transportation and accompanying the individual to non-medical services, as necessary to his/her Treatment Plan.

During IISS, the IISS Technician is expected to:

  • Prevent or diffuse crises.
  • Promote developmental and social skills.
  • Give the individual a sense of security and safety.
  • Assist the individual with maintaining self-sufficiency and impulse control.
  • Provide the individual with behavior management skills.
  • Improve the individual’s positive self-expression and interpersonal communication.
  • Improve the individual’s ability to function and cooperate in the home and community.
  • Reverse negative behaviors and attitudes.
  • Foster Stabilization.