Children's Long-Term Support Waiver Program

Opportunities for Input

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) held community and provider forums to share the methodology and rates and to gather input from program participants, families, and providers.

About the Children's Long-Term Support (CLTS) Waiver Program

The Children's Long-Term Support (CLTS) Waiver Program is a Home and Community-Based Service (HCBS) 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 his or her family.

The video features on this page demonstrate Governor Scott Walker and the Department of Health Services (DHS) importance of investing in children in need of long-term care services. Governor Walker’s budget proposal includes $39 million to eliminate the children’s long-term care wait list, strengthening Wisconsin’s stance as a national leader in our approach to serving the elderly and people with disabilities.

Eliminating the Wait List

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Last Revised: September 28, 2018