Wyoming
This bill establishes an Employment First policy for the state, and requires agencies to coordinate and collaborate (including through sharing data) to ensure that state programs, policies, procedures and funding support competitive integrated employment for individuals with disabilities.
This program enables individuals with disabilities, service providers and others to learn about, access, and acquire assistive technology needed for education, employment, and community living. Services include device demonstrations, reutilization, loans, and financing.
Operating Entity: University of Wyoming, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR)
Entity Type: College / University
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
CAP helps individuals who experience problems when applying for or receiving vocational rehabilitation or independent living services. This includes advising and informing individuals of their rights and providing advocacy services.
Operating Entity: Protection and Advocacy System, Inc.
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program works to ensure that all students in Wyoming who are deaf-blind receive the appropriate support and tools they need to become contributing members of their community. It provides technical assistance, resources, and training to educators, service providers, and families.
Operating Entity: Wyoming Department of Education, Special Education Programs Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program provides families of individuals with disabilities with support, resources, and communities. Families are paired with mentors to discuss important issues regarding their family member with disabilities, locate community resources, and receive support at meetings and appointments.
Operating Entity: University of Wyoming, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)
Entity Type: College / University
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program supports Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers in 16 midwestern and western states. Services include one-to-one consultations, trainings and webinars, peer-to-peer mentoring, site visits, non-profit management tools, and more.
Operating Entity: WI FACETS
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides a variety of direct services for children and youth with disabilities, families, professionals, and other organizations that support them. This includes helping parents participate effectively in their children’s education and development and partnering with professionals and policymakers to improve outcomes for children with disabilities.
Operating Entity: Parents Helping Parents of Wyoming
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program protects individuals with disabilities by empowering them and advocating on their behalf. This includes providing information and referrals, providing training and technical assistance to service providers, and conducting self-advocacy training.
Operating Entity: Protection and Advocacy System, Inc.
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program promotes equity in Career and Technical Education (CTE) by focusing on the recruitment and retention of special populations (including special needs students) to prepare them for high-skill, high-wage, and high-need employment.
Operating Entity: Wyoming Department of Education
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program provides various employment services to individuals with disabilities, including counseling, job search, referrals, placement assistance, job retention follow-ups, training services, transportation services, assistive technology, self-employment opportunities, Supported Employment Services, and more.
Operating Entity: Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program enables eligible individuals with disabilities to save money in a tax-exempt account that may be used for qualified disability expenses while keeping their eligibility for federally-funded, means-tested public benefits. Eligible expenses include education, employment training and support, and assistive technology.
Operating Entity: Wyoming Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
Entity Type: Other
This program helps individuals with disabilities who are receiving Social Security Disability benefits make informed choices about work and make a successful transition to self-sufficiency.
Operating Entity: Ability Connection Colorado
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
Due to COVID-19, the Wyoming Department of Health shares the modifications for community supports including caregiver supports and the continuation of services.
Operating Entity: Wyoming Department of Health
The Wyoming Department of Education created a resource document that addresses Questions and Answers about Serving Students with Disabilities during the COVID-19 Outbreak. Specifically, it discusses the process of virtual IEP reviews and adjustments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the process for monitoring the growth of students with disabilities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and various resources for educators hoping to learn more about this process.
Operating Entity: Wyoming Department of Education