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Special Interim Meeting of the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities

Council on Developmental Disabilities

January 12, 2022

11:00 a.m.


Virtually via Zoom

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If you are interested in issues important to people with developmental disabilities, you are encouraged to attend this meeting and share comments, concerns and ideas. By request, accommodations such as interpreter services will be provided by the Council to encourage the participation of people with disabilities.

If you need such assistance, please call (307) 777-7230 or 800-438-5791.

Questions? Visit the Council online: wgcdd.wyo.gov

WYOMING GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES NOTICE OF FUNDS AVAILABLE

The Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (WGCDD) is announcing $75,000.00 of available grant funds for the 2022-2023 Bright Ideas Grant.

Individual grants can range from $1,000.00 -$50,000.00 per project. The purpose of the Bright Ideas Mini-Grant is to facilitate innovative projects and/or activities in the state that will empower people with developmental disabilities and their families. Projects or activities funded by a Mini-Grant must fulfill the Council’s stated purpose and vision.

The application process will remain open through January 28, 2022. For more information about the grant, or to apply, CLICK HERE.


If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact:


Shannon Buller, Executive Director

307-777-7230

shannon.buller@wyo.gov


Or,


Kayla Green, Administrative Specialist

307-777-7358

kayla.green@wyo


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!

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

Interested in joining out Listserv and receiving information from the Council? CLICK HERE