Wisconsin IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct)
- Last Updated: Dec 21, 2011
IRIS is a Wisconsin program where you self-direct your publicly funded, community-based, long-term care supports and services. IRIS can help you get the life you want with the support you need. In IRIS you use your own natural supports and creativity with your budget to achieve your hopes and dreams.
Goals of IRIS:
INCLUDE – Wisconsin elders, adults with physical disabilities and adults with developmental disabilities who are Medicaid eligible are included in communities across Wisconsin just like everyone else. IRIS can help participants remain connected to others.
RESPECT – You choose where you live, what relationships you build, where you work, and how actively you participate in your community.
I SELF-DIRECT – IRIS is a self-directed option in which you creatively use your monthly budget allocation to help meet your individual long-term care needs. You decide what is important to you.
This website provides general information about this program.