The Children’s Long Term Support (CLTS) and Children’s Community Options Program (CCOP) are two of Wisconsin’s programs that help support children with a long term disability and their families.
CLTS is a Waiver that 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 family which can include: respite, adaptive aids, supportive home care, home modifications, daily living skills training, specialized medical and therapeutic supplies.
CCOP provides similar services, but is a more flexible source of limited funding, that can cover other services such as recreational activities or assistance with services that may not be covered under the CLTS Waiver.