Children's Long-Term Support (CLTS) Waiver Provider: Become a Provider

Are you interested in delivering your services to help children with disabilities?

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The Children's Long-Term Support (CLTS) Waiver Program supports the needs of children with disabilities with a wide array of services delivered both in the home and in the community. Over 10,000 children with disabilities are served through the children's state waiver program. Many families are looking for local agencies and individuals to provide services that help their children increase or maintain their daily capabilities at home, at school, or in the community.

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Service Provider Agency

Take advantage of a growing market

Are you looking to expand your services in the state of Wisconsin? Are you currently serving adults and want to grow your business by also serving children? Registering with the Department of Health Services (DHS) is the first step in becoming an approved provider of CLTS waiver services and supports.

  • One provider agreement covers all counties, saving administrative time.
  • All claim payment and reporting requirement information for all counties is gathered up front for smoother reimbursement.
  • Re-registering every four years keeps information current.
  • Free listing in a searchable, online provider directory helps increase visibility to potential clients.

To register or learn more, see Children's Long-Term Support Providers Registry.

Local Business

Families in the state waiver program offer a growing market for self-employed individuals

Home modifications

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Therapeutic services

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Child care

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Through a partnership between counties and the Department of Health Services, there may be opportunities to expand your local business by offering your services to children with disabilities and their families.

Many families are looking for local businesses to provide a variety of services that range from home modifications to therapeutic services to child care.

Steps to becoming an approved provider

  • First, register your business with the Department of Health Services. Registering is free.
  • Once registered, you will work with local counties to complete the approval process and to obtain referrals.
  • Once approved, your contact information will be listed in a searchable, public, online provider directory at no charge.

To register or learn more, see the Children's Long-Term Support Providers Registry.

Children's Long-Term Support Services recruitment poster, P-02720
View the CLTS Product Provider Recruitment Poster, P-02720 (PDF), for more information.

 

Direct Care Provider

Are you a current direct care provider? Want to became a direct care provider?

Many families are looking for direct care providers to help their children. As the number of children in the CLTS Waiver Program increases, direct care providers will be more important—and needed—than ever.

  • Through a partnership between counties and the Department of Health Services, there may be opportunities to get paid for providing home-based services to children with disabilities and their families.
  • Even if you are a friend or extended family member already helping an enrolled child, you may be able to get paid.

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You can make a difference in someone's life by becoming an approved direct care provider

There are two organizations that can help you become an approved direct care provider.

  • Local county human services agency. Contact the agency in your area to learn more about the steps to becoming an approved direct care provider.
  • Respite Care Association of Wisconsin (RCAW). This organization supports and advocates for quality respite care services for Wisconsin families. People who are interested in becoming a respite worker can take RCAW's training and be placed on their respite care registry.

Children's Long-Term Support Services Direct Care Worker Recruitment Poster, P-02719
View the CLTS Direct Care Worker Recruitment Poster, P-02719 (PDF), for more information.

 
Last Revised: October 5, 2020