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Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Conference (formerly MEGA)

Join us June 28 & 29, 2018 
for the annual Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Conference!
(with a special preconference June 27)

Registration Deadline June 15, 2018
Click here to register!

What is the Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Conference?

The WDDC is the largest developmental disability conference in the state of Wyoming and covers a variety of topics related to disabilities such as advocacy, employment, education, best practices and other critical issues. Participants include self-advocates/people with disabilities, family members, providers and professionals. The conference brings together a wide range of people and is a great opportunity to network, learn new things, make friends and reconnect.

What topic areas may the conference address?

·         Systems Change (grassroots organizing, legislative affairs, group advocacy, self-directed supports, inclusionary practices, etc)

·         Education (early intervention, preschool, elementary, secondary, higher education, adult skills training, transition, inclusionary practices)

·         Access (to services, to programs, to buildings and to the physical environment)

·         Assistive Technology (augmentative/alternative communication, computers and software, environmental controls, adaptive equipment, seating and mobility)

·         Employment (services, programs, strategies, self-employment, competitive and supportive, micro-enterprises)

·         Empowerment (leadership, person-centered-planning, communication, self-directed supports,  self-advocacy and advocating for others)

·         Housing (home ownership options, rental options, affordability and accessibility)

·         Inclusion (school, employment, community, group, recreation)

·         Quality Supports (facilitating independence, health and safety, nutrition, conflict resolution, respite care, quality of life issues, dignity and respect)

·         Recreation and Leisure (athletics, exercise, social activities and events)









Hotel and Conference Info

Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center is $83, plus tax, per night (1-4 persons per room) under the WDDC block.  You can reach the hotel at (307) 266-6000 to make reservations. If you are awarded a scholarship, the reservation will be made for you.  

Conference Pricing:
The conference pri
cing encompasses both days of the conference including keynote speakers, breakout sessions and activities. Fees also cover provided meals at the conference; lunch and the banquet ceremony dinner on the first day, the “MEGA Boogie”, and continental breakfast and lunch on the second day. 

Conference pricing does not include the cost of your room.

Registration fees:
> Self Advocates / Parent / Guardian: $125
> Professional / Providers / Agency: $150
> Students: $50 (with ID)
> Family of 2+: $175
> Extra Banquet Tickets: $25 each (please specify quantity with your payment).

Bright Star Awards
These awards celebrate and acknowledge the achievements and contributions that individuals with a disability make in their community, as well as recognize individuals within the state who have contributed to the disability sector. Included in these awards are a nominee for a person with a developmental disability, family member, professional, educator and an employer. We recognize these individuals at our conference banquet awards ceremony. 

Banquet and Award Ceremony

The annual Bright Star Awards banquet will commence at 6:00 pm. You will receive your tickets at the conference registration table. Semi-formal attire is requested. To ensure you will be served, please be prompt. Bright Star Awards are presented to community leaders during the dinner. The traditional “MEGA Boogie” follows the banquet at 7:30 p.m.


PTSB Credits will be available for attending the conference. Please ask at the registration desk for the form.

Respite Care is provided free of charge to families attending the Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Conference. If you require this service, please call us at 
(307) 777-7230 to make arrangements. 

Registration Deadline is June 15, 2018.

 We are now accepting debit/credit card payments! You can pay online through the registration page. If you are unable to pay online, we will still accept a check or money order. Please send your payment to:

 

WGCDD
320 W. 25th St. Suite 119
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Please make checks payable to the Wyoming Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. Please specify how you would like to receive your confirmation of payment i.e. by phone, text, email, etc.   

Scholarships are available! To apply for a scholarship to attend the Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Conference, please contact the WGCDD office at (307) 777-7230. or click HERE to apply. 



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