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Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Conference (formerly MEGA)



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.

Conference Pricing:
The conference pricing encompasses both days of the conference including keynote speakers and breakout sessions. Fees also cover lunch and the banquet ceremony dinner on Wednesday, the “MEGA Boogie”, and breakfast and lunch on Thursday. Conference pricing does not include the cost of your room.
Banquet and Award Ceremony:
Dinner will be served and awards are presented to community leaders during the banquet. The traditional “MEGA Boogie” follows the banquet at 7:30 p.m.

Registration fees:
> Self Advocates / Parent / Guardian: $100
> Professional / Providers / Agency: $125
> Students: $50 (with ID)
> Family of 2+: $150
> Extra Banquet Tickets: $20 each (please specify quantity with your payment)

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 9, 2017. Click HERE to register.

Please send your check or money order to:

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

Please make checks payable to the Wyoming Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. We are unable to accept debit or credit cards for payment. Thank you for your cooperation. You will receive confirmation of your received payment.

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



Attendee Registration: Click HERE



Call for Presenters Application:  Click HERE



Vendor Application: Click HERE




WGCDD Bright Star Award 2017 Nomination Form:  Click HERE