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Children’s Long-Term Support: Become a Provider

Do you want to use your services to help children with disabilities?

The Children’s Long-Term Support (CLTS) Program helps children with disabilities. We offer many services. And we provide that help both in the home and in the community.

We help more than 15,000 children each year. Many families are looking for local services. They need someone to help their children live full lives at home, at school, and in the community.

The Children's Long-Term Support (CLTS) Program supports the needs of children with disabilities with a wide array of services delivered both in the home and in the community. Over 14,000 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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Register as a provider

Be part of a growing market

Do you want to grow your services? Are you helping adults already? Do you want to grow even more by helping children too?

Take the first step to being a CLTS Program provider. Register with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).

  • Just one provider agreement covers all counties. That saves you time.
  • We collect all needed information upfront. That makes the payment process quick and smooth.
  • You will need to register again every four years. This keeps your information up to date.
  • You will be added to our online provider directory. This makes it easier for future clients to find you.
  • Register now or learn more. See the CLTS Provider Registration Page.

Self-employed? Grow your business by helping families

Home modifications


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Therapeutic services


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Child care


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A partnership between counties and the DHS could help you grow your business. You can serve children with disabilities and their families, 

Families are looking for local help in many areas. Their needs range from child care to therapy services and beyond.

Become an approved provider

  • First, register your business with DHS. It’s free to register.
  • Next, work with local counties. They will help you complete the approval process. And they’ll help you get referrals.
  • Once approved, we’ll add you to our searchable online provider directory.

Ready to register or want to learn more? See the CLTS Provider Registration page.

Need more information? View the CLTS Product Provider Recruitment Poster, P-02720 (PDF).


Children's Long-Term Support Services recruitment poster, P-02720

Are you a current direct care provider? Do you want to become one?

More and more families are looking for direct care providers to help their children. Direct care providers are more important—and more needed—than ever.

  • You could get paid for home-based services for children with disabilities and their families.
  • Are you a friend or extended family member already helping a child in the CLTS program? You may be able to get paid for that help.


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Become an approved direct care provider

Ready to become direct care provider? Find help here:.

See the CLTS Direct Care Worker Recruitment Poster, P-02719 (PDF) for more information.


Children's Long-Term Support Services Direct Care Worker Recruitment Poster, P-02719
Last revised April 24, 2023