As part of the Child and Adolescent Services Unit, there are two case managers that work with children with disabilities and their families. They work with clients to obtain services through Children’s Long Term Support (CLTS), Family Support, and also provide information referral services for families that have children with disabilities.
Children’s Long Term Support (CLTS)
The Children’s Long Term Support waiver serves children under the age of 18 who have a developmental disability, physical disability and those who have a severe emotional disturbance. To qualify for CLTS children must have substantial functional limitations in at least one of the following areas:
Self care, receptive/expressive language, learning, mobility, self direction, capacity for independent living, and economic self sufficiency. In addition to this, children ages 0-3 may qualify for early intervention services if they have significant delays in one or more of the following areas of development: cognition, physical including vision and hearing, communication, social and emotional, and adaptation including self help skills. Children who qualify and are granted a CLTS slot will receive medical assistance funding for community alternatives to institutional placement.
The Family Support Program (FSP) funds are used by families of children with severe disabilities to purchase allowable goods or services not funded through other services that will enable the children to reside with his/her parents, reduce stress in the family, and avoid out-of-home placement. Family Support funds such things as: respite, durable goods, equipment and supplies, mentors, daily living skills trainers, sensory items, therapeutic resources, special needs activity programs, summer program and camps, and architectural modifications.
Birth to Three
Birth to Three is a statewide program of services for children ages 0-3 who are significantly delayed developmentally or have a physical or mental condition which is likely to result in delayed development. Birth to Three programming provides screening, evaluation and intervention services. Areas of delay may include: cognitive development, physical development (fine motor, gross motor, or vision/hearing), speech, language, and communication development, social and emotional development and adaptive behaviors in self help development.
Dodge County’s Birth to Three program is contracted to Green Valley Enterprises with the County having oversight of the contract. Green Valley now provides administration and service coordination for families that meet the criteria to participate in the Birth to Three program.
For more information on the Birth to Three program, click on this link:
♦ Green Valley Enterprises (new window will open)