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 State Funding that can also cover other services such as recreational activities and some assistance with childcare or other services that may not be covered under the CLTS Waiver.

How to apply for CLTS/CCOP

To apply for CLTS and/or CCOP a family needs to call Compass Wisconsin Threshold (CWT) 608-288-9808 to request the application. When the application is complete, the family contacts CWT again to schedule a home visit with a consultant to complete the initial assessment.

An application will be sent in the mail and a home visit will be scheduled at the time of the phone call.  There is a 45 day timeline to determine eligibility which begins the day of the initial phone call.  Currently there is a wait list for CLTS/CCOP in Columbia County.  However there may be one-time or short term funding available if an urgent need arises while waiting.  Please contact Bonnie Erickson, Children's Disability Coordinator, with any questions, 608-742-9231.


Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Services for Children with Delays for Disabilities