Wyoming

Learn more about what Wyoming is doing to increase opportunities for youth and young adults with disabilities as they transition to employment or post-secondary education!

COVID-19 Response:

Assistive Technology Training and Best Practices Webinars

Summary: These webinars cover topics around how to support students in transition through use of assistive technology, including upcoming webinars on virtual assistive technology supports for students in transition.

Operated by: University of Wyoming Project Echo

Topic: Assistive Technology, Transition

Guidelines for Providing Special Education and Related Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Summary: The Wyoming Department of Education created a resource document that addresses Q&As 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.

Operated by: Wyoming Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning

Wyoming Department of Education Special Education COVID-19 Update

Summary: This document provides guidance to special educators on how to amend IEPs to account for new distance learning conditions, and how to provide “recovery services” to compensate for missed or disrupted services due to COVID-19 school closures.

Operated by: Wyoming Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

Wyoming Coronavirus Letter to Families of Students with Disabilities

Summary: This resource highlights requirements and suggestions for adjusting the IEPs of students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. It notes circumstances under which IEP providers must update IEP services, such as during annual eligibility annual reviews and in the event that a student with disabilities becomes ill. It also provides suggestions for adjustments to student learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as learning packets, virtual learning options, and other adopted learning styles. 

Operated by: Wyoming Department of Education

Topic: IEP

For Parents

Summary: This document lists different “warning signs” for parents during the COVID-19 pandemic to examine potential mental health concerns among youth related to the coronavirus. It then discusses best practices for different age groups attempting to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic to improve mental health among youth. 

Operated by: Wyoming Department of Health

Topic: Mental Health