Children's Long-Term Support Waiver is a support for children with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and severe emotional disturbances.
The purpose of the waivers is to help families support their children with severe disabilities within their own home.
Waivers cover a broad range of services depending on a child's and family's identified needs.
Examples of services include adaptive aides, day services, respite, and home modifications.
Parents are active members of the treatment team, assisting in identifying the outcomes based on needs. They are assessed a parental fee which contributes to the cost of services. The fee is calculated based on household income.
The Department's role is to assist families and children in the initial application process and service coordination when a child is receiving waiver services. This includes working with the family to develop an Individualized Service Plan which will include the services and supports needed to address the child and family's unique needs.