Community Options Program

Program Description

The Children’s Community Options Program (CCOP) provides supports and services to children living at home or in the community who have one or more of the following long-term disabilities:

  • Developmental disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Severe emotional disturbances

The child’s disability is characterized by a substantial limitation on the ability to function in at least two of the following areas:

  • Self-care
  • Receptive and expressive language
  • Learning
  • Mobility
  • Self-direction

Program Benefits

CCOP funding can be used to provide a range of services and supports that allow the child to remain in the home or community. Allowable services are selected based on an individualized assessment of the child’s needs and a service plan completed by the local county CCOP agency, in consultation with the child’s family. Some examples of covered services include home modifications, respite care, adaptive equipment, transportation, care management, and communication aids. Parents may be required to pay a sliding scale fee, based on the family’s income and service costs. CCOP funding cannot be used to replace services that are available through Medicaid, Home and Community-Based Service (HCBS) waiver programs, schools or private insurance

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria (must meet all eligibility criteria listed below):

    1. Be under 22 years of age.
    2. Be a resident of Wisconsin with intent to remain.
    3. Be living in a home or community setting.
    4. Require a level of care typically provided at an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID), a nursing home or a hospital.

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