Children's Community Options Program


The Children’s Community Options (CCOP) program helps children who are living at home who have substantial limitations in multiple daily activities as a result of one or more of the following disabilities:

  • Developmental disabilities (DD)
  • Severe emotional disturbances (SED)
  • Physical disabilities (PD)

The CCOP Program funding can be used to support a range of different services that assist the family in caring for their child with long-term care needs successfully in the family home. An individualized assessment is conducted with the family of an eligible child to determine what services and/or goods are most appropriate and needed to assist the family care for their child. A maximum of up to $3,000 annually can be allocated for each eligible child enrolled in CCOP. Due to funding limitations, a waiting list does exist, but you are encouraged to apply.

Some examples of services that could be covered with CCOP funding include:

  • Home modifications
  • Respite care
  • Specialized nutrition and clothing
  • Vehicle modifications
  • Home training / parent courses
  • Other goods and services that are specialized but not otherwise covered by other funding sources.

Families may apply for this program and other children’s long-term care programs through Threshold by completing a single application process.

How to Apply

Parents may contact the CompassWisconsin: Threshold consultant at 866-710-4054. The consultant will explain the program benefits and eligibility process, plus assist the family in deciding whether or not the children’s long-term support service is likely to be appropriate for their child. If the parent wishes to apply, the consultant will send the family an application packet.

Once the parent has completed all the paperwork and obtained the required documentation, the parent will need to call the Threshold consultant to set up the required home visit. The home visit is used to review the application materials for completeness, verify certain documentation, answer questions and give the consultant an opportunity to meet the family and child. Once all the application materials are complete, including required documentation, the consultant submits the child’s application to the Bureau of Children’s Services. The Bureau reviews all program eligibility criteria and sends the family a letter that specifies whether or not the child is eligible.

More Information

For more information on how to apply for the CLTS Waiver, and / or the Children’s Community Options Program, please check the Children’s Long Term Support.

If you would like to talk to someone for more information about this program, you may also contact: 

Email Ben Lake
Phone: 262-657-7188

Email Starr Burke
Phone: 262-605-6684