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.
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About the Children's Long-Term Support (CLTS) Waiver Program
Wisconsin's Children's Long-Term Support (CLTS) Waiver Program makes Medicaid funding available to support children who have substantial developmental, emotional, and/or physical disabilities and are living at home or in the community. Funding may be used to support a range of services that are based on an assessment of the child and family's specific needs and identified goals or outcomes.
In Wisconsin, each county has at least one agency responsible for operating the CLTS Waiver Program according to the policies, procedures, and guidelines established by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). DHS, as the State Medicaid Agency, has the ultimate responsibility to ensure that Medicaid waiver funding is used according to the regulations established by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. To meet this responsibility, DHS provides county waiver agencies with a variety of resources and technical assistance opportunities.
Use the links below to learn more about the CLTS Waiver Program and DHS or county waiver agency contacts:
- Who is Eligible?
- What Services are Available?
- How do Families Apply?
- Deciding Together Guide, P-02246
- Parental Payment Limit Information
- FAQs about Home and Community-Based Settings Rule
- Medicaid HCBS Waivers Manual
- Provider Registry Information for Counties
- Children's Long-Term Support Waiver Program Service Rates
- Children and Family Program Specialists Map (PDF)
- County Waiver Agency Contacts
- Training Resources
- CLTS Waitlist
- Statewide Teleconferences
- CLTS Waiver Forms and Publications
- Respite Care Association of Wisconsin
- HealthCheck Bulletin (PDF)
- HealthCheck: Information for County Waiver Agencies
- Outreach at a Glance for Counties (PDF)