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 that is 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 and 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: