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Children’s Community Options Program

Do you care for a child who needs long-term support? The Children’s Community Options Program (CCOP) may benefit your family. It helps your family and child reach your goals. Program services help your child become more independent and involved in their community.

CCOP pays for many supports and services that you can’t get through other insurance, Medicaid, or the Children’s Long-Term Support Program. It can also pay for a one-time need.

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How does CCOP work?

Kids who are eligible for CCOP work with a support and service coordinator. This person is from the local county health and human services agency. They help your family find services your child needs.

First, the support and service coordinator meets with your family to get to know more about your goals. Then, they work with you to create a plan just for your family. A plan may include:

  • Information, training, and education on:
    • How to promote your child’s needs.
    • How to find supports and services in each community.
  • Methods for connecting your family with other families and support groups.
  • Goods and services that promote desired outcomes. These strategies should be flexible, effective, and work well together.

Apply for CCOP

Who manages CCOP?

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) supports the program at the state level. We work with county agencies in all 72 counties. State teams help provide information and support to families, county programs, and community partners.

You can contact DHS at the Bureau of Children's Services (BCS) Technical Assistance Center at or 608-267-6767.

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Last revised November 14, 2023