Children's Long Term Support Program (CLTS) Waiver Program

CLTS provides Medicaid funding for children who have substantial limitations in their daily activities and need support to remain in their home or community. Eligible children include those with developmental disabilities, severe emotional disturbances, and physical disabilities. Funding can be used to support a range of different services based on an assessment of the needs of the child and his or her family.

There are a broad range of services offered through the CLTS Waiver Program to meet the needs and goals of your child and your family. These services may help your child perform activities of daily living, participate in home and community activities, control their environment, and have enriched surroundings.

Children’s Community Options Program (CCOP)

The purpose of CCOP is to provide a coordinated approach to supporting families who have a child with a disability. This approach recognizes and maximizes the family’s capacity, resiliency, and unique abilities. The intention is to better support, nurture, and facilitate self-determination, interdependence, and inclusion in all facets of community life for the child and family. CCOP funds are for purchasing goods and services that respond to assessed needs and desired outcomes, as identified in each participant’s child and family-centered individual service plan.

Who is Eligible?

To participate in the program, a child or young adult must: 

  • Be under the Age of 22 
  • Be eligible for Wisconsin Medicaid 
  • Live at home, in a foster care setting, or in another eligible community-based setting 
  • Meet level of care eligibility via the Functional Screen assessment

Children do not need to have a disability determination or be currently enrolled in Medicaid to be eligible for CCOP, but they must meet the functional level of care as determined by the CLTS Functional Screen.

How to Apply

For persons interested in CLTS or CCOP, please call 262-741-3200 and ask to speak with the CLTS Coordinator, or complete the attached referral form.  

Referral Form

For more Information

For more information about the programs, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.