Announcements

SEEKING ARTISTS FOR MARCH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH

The deadline for submissions is March 12, 2021.

March is recognized as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The Wyoming Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities continues to recognize the month by celebrating inclusion in the arts. We use this campaign to showcase with audiences all across the country the excellent work and talent individuals with developmental disabilities have by celebrating abilities, artistic talents, ideas, products, and cultural diversity!


While the events throughout the month may look a little (a lot, really) different this year, we still would like to celebrate and recognize artists and various mediums of art statewide. Typically we host an in-person event where people can come and display their artwork, crafts, and talents. This year, we are hosting the exhibition virtually and there are many ways you can participate! We encourage anyone wanting to virtually showcase their great skills by creating slideshows of artwork, a quick video, or even an audio recording. We will be sure to coordinate when your piece will be displayed during the month. 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, via our Facebook Page (Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities), and potentially our listserv, which reaches hundreds of individuals and organizations nationwide.


CLICK HERE for the application

If you have any questions, please contact Kayla Green at (307) 777-7358 or email kayla...@wyo.gov

COVID-19 Impact Survey - 3rd Quarter now open!

CLICK HERE to participate. The quarterly survey will be open through the end of February. The WGCDD COVD-19 Impact Survey will be available quarterly to capture various data.

The purpose of this survey was to determine what aspects of the Council’s goals and areas of emphasis were most impacted during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, and the impacts on the DD Community in Wyoming. Questions asked varied from standard demographic questions (name, age, sex, county of residence, community designation), COVID -19 effects on daily life, impacts on employment, where individuals seek information and how beneficial/helpful the information obtained is, and how each of the Council’s areas of emphasis and other areas have been impacted.

WIND Family Forum Link - The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities conducted Family Forum on potential impacts on budget reductions on Medicaid Developmental Disabilities Waiver Services. Click the link below to view information and recording sessions as well as provide input from the Family Forum that was conducted at the end of January.

WIND Family Forum Page Link


Wyoming Department of Health Public Health - Click below to view information on the COVID-19 Vaccine in Wyoming.

Wyoming Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Information Link

WYOMING DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY NETWORK VACCINATION PRIORITIZATION LETTER

The Wyoming DD Network, consisting of Wyoming Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (WGCDD), Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), and Protection and Advocacy Systems, Inc. (P & A), composed and distributed to officials at the Wyoming Department of Health a letter requesting consideration for vaccination prioritization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and direct support professionals who support them in the department's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.

Click HERE to read the letter which was sent December 07, 2020.

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

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