Council News


THE WGCDD WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25 IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING. WE WILL RETURN FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. WE WANT TO WISH EVERYONE A SAFE, HAPPY, AND HEALTHY THANKSGIVING!


THE WGCDD IS CURRENLTY SEEKING ARTISTS


This year, we are having our very first artist gala during Developmental Disability Awareness Month – we are so excited for this new event specifically highlighting artists!


Event Date: March 26, 2022

Event Location: Site Location to be Determined

Event City: Cheyenne, WY

Artist/Exhibitor Set Up Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Artists will be able to set up their displays at 3 p.m


The month of March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month. We use this campaign to

showcase artwork to people with disabilities, their family, friends and neighbors, employers, service providers, educators, rehabilitation specialists, social workers, senior citizens, home health care workers, medical professionals; the list goes on and on. What better way to share the excellent work and talent individuals with developmental disabilities have by celebrating abilities, artistic talents, ideas, products, and cultural diversity! We encourage you to take part!


To apply, fill out the artist application by visiting the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ggUISpRKHmNjPXbcqI-A03_t2MLUUw3y/view?usp=sharing


This year, we are having our very first Artists Gala! This is a reception where people can come and display their artwork, crafts, and talents. We are seeking artists of all natures to showcase their work, including but not limited to: painters, crafters, potters, woodworkers, leatherworkers, jewelry makers, sculptors, comedians, poets, etc. Artwork will be displayed virtually on our website at wgcdd@wyo.gov, via our Facebook Page (Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities), and potentially our listserv, which reaches hundreds of individuals and organizations nationwide.

Unable to attend, but still interested? We’d love to share your work virtually! We encourage anyone who is wanting to showcase their skills and work by creating slideshows of artwork, a quick video, or even an audio recording. We will be able to virtually display the work during our in-person event and online on our website and Facebook Page during the week of the event.

Contact the WGCDD office at 307-777-7230 or email kayla.green@wyo.gov with any questions that you may have.


We are also having our annual advocacy luncheon that will be followed by a roundtable discussion around advocacy and advocacy efforts in Wyoming.

Be on the lookout for further information!

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Visit our Employment First page to view recordings of previous presentations, articles, resources, and more!

Interested in joining the Council?

If you would like to apply to be a member of the council, please contact Shannon Buller by calling

(307) 777-7332 or email shannon.buller@wyo.gov


Contact Us:

WGCDD

Capitol Hill Building

320 W. 25th St. Suite 119

Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: 307-777-7230 or 1-800-438-5791| Email: wgcdd@wyo.gov

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