CCOP provides flexible funding and service coordination to support families who need assistance caring for their child with long-term support needs. The program aims to identify potential supports to promote the child's inclusion in family activities and community settings. Funding can be used for a range of different supports and services that assist the family in successfully caring for their child at home. Services are based on an individualized assessment and a service plan that are completed by a local service coordinator working in partnership with the family.
Assessments are child and family-centered, and focus on identifying the child’s capacities, strengths, needs, and desired outcomes, as defined by the child and family. Outcomes must be specific to each child and based on the child and family’s unique circumstances, goals, values, and priorities. The assessment also explores preferences for service delivery, living arrangement, medical care, and community participation.
Children and their families who meet all of the following requirements are eligible to receive goods and services on a first-come, first-served basis within the limits of CCOP funding:
- The child has a disability.
- The child is under age 22.
- The child meets an eligible level of care based on the CLTS Functional Screen.
- The child lives in an eligible setting, as defined by the CLTS Waiver Program (PDF).