We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our members and participants during the COVID-19 pandemic. To stay informed about the latest program updates, limitations to in-person contacts, general COVID-19 resources, and more:
- Members and participants, please visit COVID-19: Program and ForwardHealth Updates for You and Your Family.
- County agencies, please visit COVID-19: Updates for County Agencies Serving Children with Delays or Disabilities.
- Providers, please visit the COVID-19: ForwardHealth News and Resources Portal page.
About the Children's Long-Term Support Waiver Program
The Children's Long-Term Support (CLTS) Waiver Program is a Home and Community-Based Service (HCBS) Waiver that funds community supports and services 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.
Eliminating the waitlist
The videos featured below demonstrate the importance of investing in children in need of long-term care services. Governor Tony Evers’ budget works to guarantee all eligible children with disabilities who have long-term care needs can access care in their communities by eliminating the current CLTS Waiver Program waitlist, strengthening Wisconsin’s stance as a national leader in our approach to serving the elderly and people with disabilities. Learn more about how the CLTS Waiver Program is breaking down barriers to services so more kids and families get the support they need.
Watch Malik's story:
Watch Ben's story:
The CLTS Waiver Program is serving more children and families now than ever before, which means more providers are needed to keep up with demand. DHS invites all interested service providers to sign up with the CLTS Waiver Program. Learn more and register today!
If you are a county, current provider, association, or advocate, you can also help us by sharing our recruitment message with your audiences. DHS’ media toolkit has free resources like flyers, social media posts, newsletter articles, and more.