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The FCS Unit serves families who have children with special needs. For more information regarding the programs listed below, please contact Susan.Younger@co.waupaca.wi.us.

The Early Intervention Program (Birth to 3) is a federally mandated program that offers support to families whose children have a delay in one or more areas of development. These developmental areas include communication, movement, thinking skills, social/emotional development, and self-help skills. They may also have a diagnosed condition known to cause delays. Supports may include education, therapy and service coordination. To make a referral to the Birth to 3 Program, contact Nicole.Lauritzen@co.waupaca.wi.us or call (715)258-6388. The State of Wisconsin Birth to 3 website is located at: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/children/birthto3/index.htm.              

The Children’s Community Options Program (C-COP) is for families who have a child, ages birth to 21, who have a developmental delay or diagnosed condition. The program provides service coordination and financial support to assist families to care for their children within the home. C-COP is a new program as of January 2016, website information will be added at a later date. Please contact Susan Younger with questions. Referrals for this program can be made by calling Cathy Campbell at (715)258-6417.

The Children’s Long Term Support Program (CLTS) is a federally and state funded program that provides support to families who have a child with special needs. As in C-COP, this program can serve children birth to 21 years of age. Referrals for can be made by calling Cathy Campbell at (715)258-6417. The State of Wisconsin CLTS website is located at: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/clts/index.htm.

The Coordinated Services Teams Program (CST) is designed to develop a comprehensive, individualized system of care for children with complex behavioral health needs. The CST itself is a group that includes family members, service providers, and others that work to develop and carry out a coordinated services plan for the child. This model of care is often referred to as “wraparound.” The result is a Plan of Care that addresses the needs of the child and family with community-based supports, which allows the child to live in their home and community and realize their hopes and dreams. The State of Wisconsin CST website is located at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/cst/index.htm.

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