FSRC Newsdesk

FSRC NewsdeskThe Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is making changes that will impact CLTS waiver providers and participants, including:

-Eliminating wait lists for services in the CLTS Waiver Program that is increasing the number of children enrolled in the program and creates a need for more waiver providers.

-Establishing statewide rates for supports and services in the CLTS Waiver Program.

-Implementing an online CLTS Waiver Provider Directory, available to the general public to search for program providers.

DHS is hosting regional community and provider forums and will be sharing information about these CLTS Waiver Program updates. The schedule for Madison is Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 10:00am-12:30pm at Crowne Plaza, 4402 E. Washington Avenue.

To register for forum, complete online registration at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/3QXVKS6

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Welcome to the newly designed FSRC Website going live in May 2018. Thank you to all of our 2017 donors and in-kind contributors, click for full list.

Transitions to Family Care and IRIS – starting in February 2018 we have said goodbye to 87 young adults who have transitioned from the CLTS Waiver to Family Care, Family Care Partnership or IRIS. See our Resource Center for more information on Family Care and IRIS options. We wish everyone much success as they enter this next phase of their life. We will continue to transition young adults to the adult service system as they reach their 18th birthday.

Governor Walker’s 2017-19 Biennial Budget includes funding to eliminate the wait list for the Children’s Long Term Support (CLTS) waiver program. Dane County has submitted a plan to the state to eliminate the wait list in Dane County by the end of the year. Children continue to be removed from the wait list on a first come-first serve basis, and FSRC is one of the entities that is actively bringing children off the wait list to meet this goal.

Mark your calendars now for our 2018 annual picnic at McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg on Saturday, August 25, from 4-7 pm.

Heidi Rossiter
Executive Director