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Children’s Community Options Program

The Children’s Community Options Program (CCOP) is a state funded, county operated program created to assist families in meeting the needs of their children with significant impairments, who are under the age of 23. In order to be eligible, there must be a severe disability that is physical, developmental or emotional and that seriously limits the child’s ability to carry out basic daily living activities such as self-care, learning, communication, mobility, self-direction and capacity for independent living.

CCOP helps families obtain the kind of services and supports necessary to live in the least restrictive environment, address health and safety concerns, and maintain a quality family life. The Support and Service Coordinator and parents work together to develop an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) for each family. Home modifications, transportation, specialized equipment, parent education related to child’s disability, respite care, and adaptive aids are examples of items and services the Children’s Community Options Program can help fund.

Funds are not intended to be used for everyday living expenses, but rather for the identified needs that are specifically related to the child’s disability. It is a funding source of last resort. The amount VARIES from year to year according to the child and families identified needs. Due to limited funding for this program, eligibility does not guarantee a family will receive services. A child may go onto the waiting list until funding becomes available. Families are served on a first-come, first-served basis, although priority for services may be given to families in a crisis situation.

Support and available services:

  • Support and service coordination
  • Utilizing the informal supports of the family
  • Link to community supports and other families to strengthen natural supports
  • Link to support services, counseling, daily living skills, respite, communication aides, home modifications, adaptive equipment, medical supplies and others

Eligibility for Children's Community Options Program:

  • The child must be under 23 years old and a resident of Wood County
  • The child must live at home or in the community
  • The Children’s Functional Screen determines if a child is eligible and under what level of care.

* There may be a parental fee associated with the cost of the ISP. Parental fee is based on family income.

To make a referral, contact Wood County Human Services at 715-421-4244.

If you are not the parent or legal guardian we would appreciate if you would PLEASE contact the family and ask to make a referral on their behalf.