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California Children Services

California Children Services (CCS) is a statewide program for children under the age of 21 who have physical disabilities and meet specified financial guidelines. CCS provides medically necessary Assistive Technology (AT) services and equipment related to the child's eligible condition, including durable medical equipment, medical supplies, medical appliances and electronic communication devices. In counties with a population of over 2,000,000, the county administers the CCS program. In smaller counties, the CCS program is administered by the State of California. To apply for CCS services contact the local county health department.

CCS Eligibility

A child with severe physical disabilities is eligible for CCS services. A child with a developmental disability is not necessarily CCS eligible, but may be eligible due to another qualifying physical disability.

Financial guidelines must be met to receive CCS services. CCS will ask for copies of State and Federal income tax forms, residential eligibility information, family size, guardianship and custody information (if applicable).

Eligibility for CCS services is made within 30 days of providing all requested documentation is received.

Families who are eligible to receive CCS services are required to pay $20 annually.

Services and Equipment Funded by CCS

If medically necessary, CCS will purchase: bath seats/chairs/rails showers and accessories, bed baths, communication devices including head wands, switches, expanded keyboards, membrane keyboards and portable communication devices and carrying cases. CCS may also purchase drool/splash guards, electrically and manually operated feeders, utensils, safety rails, transfer lifts and walkers of various types. They may provide manual and powered wheelchairs including postoral control types, wheelchair positioning devices including custom seating and power wheelchairs with a standing component.

This is not a complete list and you are encouraged to check local CCS agency for more information.

Last Updated: 3/2/2018