Developmental Disabilities Information Service, INC.
1139 S. Sunnyslope Drive, Suite 101
Mt. Pleasant, WI 53406
Phone (262) 637-2707
Fax (262) 637-0266
ABOUT THE AGENCY Developmental Disabilities Information Service, Inc. (DDIS) is a private non-profit agency serving adults and children in the Southeast Region of Wisconsin who are diagnosed with developmental delays encompassing severe emotional or physical disabilities that create substantial limitations in pursuing daily activities. DDIS provides the services listed below through contracts with Racine County Human Services Department, Community Care Organization, Inc. and private pay agreements.
- · Compass Wisconsin: Threshold (Racine/Walworth Counties)
- · Children’s Community Options Program (Racine County)
- · Children’s Long Term Support Medicaid Waiver Program (Racine County)
- · Protective Payee Services/Fee for Service (Racine and Milwaukee County)
Additional state funded programs
COMPASS WISCONSIN: THRESHOLD
Compass Wisconsin: Threshold is supported by the Department of Health Services-Bureau of Long Term Support to provide a unified point of intake. Threshold is available to families in Racine and Walworth County that have children with Long Term Support needs and wish to apply for Children’s Long Term Support services for their child. This point of intake offers families the opportunity to apply for four state CLTS programs:
- Children’s Long Term Support Medicaid Waiver
- Katie Beckett
- Family Support
- Children Community Option Program
Referrals are made to Compass Wisconsin: Threshold at (toll free) 866-710-4054.
CHILDREN’S COMMUNITY OPTIONS PROGRAM
The Children’s Community Options Program provides funding to support families caring for a child with Long Term Special needs living at home. An individualized assessment is completed by the Children’s Community Options Program Coordinator in conjunction with the child’s family to identify services necessary to meet the identified needs. Some identified services might include home modifications, respite care, vehicle modifications and adaptive equipment not covered by insurance. Referrals are made to Compass Wisconsin: Threshold at (toll free) 866-710-4054.
CHILDREN’S LONG TERM SUPPORT MEDICAID WAIVER PROGRAM
The CLTS Medicaid Waiver provides funding to children with long term physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, mental health disabilities including children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum disability. The CLTS program helps children remain at home and participate in their community. Identified services are selected on the basis of an individualized assessment of the child and their needs. Some funded services may include adaptive aids, respite care, home modifications and supportive home care. Autism treatment can be accessed through your Forward Health Card. Referrals are made to Compass Wisconsin: Threshold at (toll free) 866-710-4054.
PROTECTIVE PAYEE/FEE FOR SERVICE
This program is designed to assist developmentally disabled adults with their financial affairs when they are unable to do so independently. This program is jointly run with the Social Security Administration, whose regulations must also be followed as it pertains to the program. These are voluntary services that may include creating a budget from earned and unearned income and help with paying monthly ongoing bills. Referrals are made through your care manager if enrolled in the Family Care program. These services are also available on a private pay basis using a scale determined by the Social Security Administration. Referrals can be made directly to DDIS at (262) 637-2707.