Announcements

Quarterly Meeting of the Wyoming Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities

November 6, 2020

Public Comment will be available via Zoom:

Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87058357270 Meeting ID: 870 5835 7270

Dial by your location: 1- 669- 900- 6833 Meeting ID: 870 5835 7270

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. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. and public comment is scheduled for 9:30 a.m..

Accommodations such as interpreter services will be provided by the Council by request to encourage the participation of people with disabilities. If you need such assistance, please call (307) 777-7230 or (800)-438-5791.

CLICK HERE to learn more and register.



PUBLIC NOTICE

Intent to Amend Comprehensive and Supports Waivers

Wyoming Department of Health


Public notice is hereby given that the Wyoming Department of Health, Division of Healthcare Financing (Division) has submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) amendments to the Wyoming Medicaid Home and Community Based Comprehensive Waiver and Supports Waiver. The complete waiver applications, as well as a summary of proposed changes, are available at https://health.wyo.gov/healthcarefin/dd/bhd-public-notices/. To obtain a printed copy of the summary of proposed changes or the draft waiver amendments, contact:

Shirley Pratt, Medicaid Waiver Policy Analyst

Wyoming Department of Health

Division of Healthcare Financing

122 W. 25th Street, 4 West

Cheyenne, WY 82002

(307) 777-2525

shirley.pratt@wyo.gov

A public forum will be conducted via phone conference on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 11:00am – 12:00pm. Callers should call in to 1-669-900-6833, Meeting ID #922 1346 9818.


Public comment on these proposed changes will be accepted by mail, email, or phone until 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Final acceptance of these changes is dependent on CMS approval.


Mail to: Attn: DD Waiver Amendment Public Comment

122 W. 25th Street, 4 West

Cheyenne, WY 82002

Email: shirley.pratt@wyo.gov


National Disability Employment Awareness Month

CHECK BACK ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA DAILY THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF OCTOBER FOR NEW CONTENT - Click here to go directly to our Facebook page.

NationalDisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth_GovernorGordonRemarks_Revised.mp4

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month; a time to raise awareness and offer ways to engage in online dialogue and discover new approaches to career readiness for people with disabilities; ensuring people with developmental disabilities are seeking and retaining employment in their communities.

The Wyoming Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (WGCDD) in conjunction with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and Wyoming Association for People Supporting Employment First (WYAPSE) will be disseminating Employment First Information ALL MONTH LONG! You can follow any of our social media pages. Please follow us on Facebook for daily resources and materials, and please feel free to share the information within your networks and communities! Click here to go directly to our Facebook page.

Please enjoy this message from Wyoming's Governor, Mark Gordon about National Disability Employment Awareness month! Thank you, Governor Gordon!

Governor Gordon's Message on NDEAM

There will also be two live presentations during this month. To attend the live sessions, but you must be registered to join. The registrations for each session are separate. The information about these live sessions and their registration links are below.

October 22, 2020 10:00 A.M. MST (US and Canada)

Panel Discussion: De-escalation Techniques for Employers and Employees

Workplace conflict cant always be avoided, unfortunately. No matter how great your place of work is or how strong of a leader you are, a conflict can arise which may require de-escalating. In this discussion, panelists will examine what de-escalation looks like in the workplace for employers and employees, and review some helpful tips on maintaining a safe work environment, creating a culture of safety, and successful customer service.

Register in advance for this presentation:

De-escalation Techniques for Employers and Employees Registration Link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please feel free to contact us at 307-777-7230 or email wgcdd@wyo.gov with any questions.

For more information on Employment and the events taking place throughout the month, CLICK HERE

Within the United States of America, the people hold the power! Democracy, which means a government elected by its citizens, effects every aspect of our lives from schools to health care to homeland security. Voting is an important right in our society. By voting, you are making your voice heard and registering your opinion on how you think the government should operate.

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush singed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, expanding equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the passage of this historic law. Many Wyoming organizations, as well as individuals, are celebrating the anniversary through various electronic platforms and venues.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)


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



ABLE accounts create tax-advantaged investment accounts for people with disabilities.

ABLE accounts allow individuals to contribute up to $15,000 per year without losing government benefits.




Contact Us:

WGCDD

Capitol Hill Building

320 W. 25th St. Suite 119

Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: 307-777-7230 | Email: wgcdd@wyo.gov

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