Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Eligibility and How to Apply for Children's Programs
Children's Long-Term Support (CLTS) Medicaid Waiver
The CLTS waiver is available to children and youth under the age of 22 who have a diagnosis of an intellectual and/or developmental disability, physical disability, and/or mental health disability. To receive services in Dane County, a child must be living in Dane County and be eligible for Medicaid. A child/youth must also be found eligible by meeting a level of care that is typically provided in a setting such as a hospital, nursing home, or institution for people with developmental disabilities. A screening tool known as the Functional Screen is used to determine a person's level of care.
Birth to 3 Program
The Birth to 3 Program is Wisconsin's early intervention program for infants and toddlers ages birth to 36 months who present a 25% delay in their development, or have been diagnosed with a long-term disability or medical condition that effects their development. For more information, please follow this link: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/birthto3/.
How to Apply
For Birth to 3 services, please contact Bridges For Families if the infant or toddler resides in the Madison Metropolitan School District at (608) 316-1124 or visit fsmad.org/index.php/services/birth-to-three-services for more information.
For Birth to 3 services, please contact Birth to 3 Connections if the infant or toddler resides outside the Madison Metropolitan School District at (608) 273-3232 or visit ucpdane.org/our-programs/birth-to-3-connections for more information.
For general information and intake services for the Children's Long-Term Support Medicaid Waiver program (including Katie Beckett and the Children's Community Options Program), please contact CompassWisconsin: Threshold at (608) 288-9808 or visit www.compasswisconsin.org for more information.
Birth to 3 Parental Cost Share
Children's Long-Term Support Waiver Parental Fee