Children's Long Term Support Waiver Program

Waiver programs are developed to maintain children who have severe developmental, emotional or physical disabilities in their homes.


  • Determined to be functionally eligible based on the Functional Screen
  • Financial eligibility
  • Live in an allowable setting
  • Services Based on health / safety needs
  • Resident of St. Croix County

Specific services are based on assessed individual health and safety needs and specified outcomes.

Some Allowable Services

  • Adaptive Aids
  • Adult Family Home: for severe emotional disabled only, ages 18 to 22
  • Child care and foster care
  • Communication aids
  • Consumer education and training
  • Counseling and therapeutic resources
  • Daily living skills training
  • Day services
  • Home modifications
  • Nursing services
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems
  • Respite Care
  • Specialized Medical / Therapeutic supplies
  • Specialized transportation
  • Support and Service Coordination
  • Supported employment
  • Supportive Home Care

Services Not Covered

  • Child care and foster care services are covered only for costs above and beyond basic costs of care
  • Experimental services
  • Services that are a "normal" parental expectation
  • Services that are MA allowable or covered by private insurance
  • Services that do not meet an assessed health and safety need

What You Need Know About Waiver Services Funding

  • Funding of last resort
  • Is determined by the most cost effective
  • Is not an entitlement
  • Parental payment limit is applied and is based upon parent income and family size
  • Priority is given to health and safety needs

If you would like more information or to make a referral to this program please call the Access Line 715-246-8260 or visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Children’s Long Term Support Waiver website.