Welcome to Compass Wisconsin: Threshold

Threshold provides a unified point for intake, application and eligibility determination for children's long-term support (CLTS) services for families in Adams, Columbia, Dane, Green, Jefferson, Kenosha, Lafayette, Marquette, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties.

CompassWisconsin: Threshold serves families who wish to apply for the following programs:

Please follow the link below for each of the program descriptions in:


This website provides families and referral organizations in the counties served by CompassWisconsin: Threshold with information on the CLTS programs Threshold determines eligibility for. It also includes information on how to apply for services and links to other resources for families with children with long-term support needs.

Click on the "Programs" tab above to learn more about the CLTS programs, including: program benefits, eligibility criteria and how to apply. If at any time, you decide you'd rather get your questions answered by speaking to a CompassWisconsin: Threshold staff, please don't hesitate to call. Our staff phone numbers are listed at Staff Contacts.


There are many state and local organizations that provide families with additional assistance and information. This website includes a list of many state and local resources that families may find useful. Just click on the "Resources" tab above and learn more about what's available.

News for Families

The Circles of Life Conference is scheduled for April 30 - May 1 at the Holiday Inn, Stevens Point. Circles of Life is Wisconsin’s annual conference for parents and family members who have children with disabilities and the professionals who support them. This year's keynote address is “From Try to Triumph” by Eileen Forlenza. Ms. Forlenza is both a mother and motivator. Through real life story-telling and expertise, she will inspire you. As a parent of a young adult with cognitive disabilities, Eileen will share stories of her journey of awareness, acceptance and advocacy. For more information about workshops and how to register, click on Circles of Life.

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CompassWisconsin: Threshold is an initiative funded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services-Bureau of Children's Services.

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