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Announcements

WGCDD Quarterly Council Meeting

August 14, 2020

This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.

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 will begin at 8:30 a.m. and public comment is scheduled at 9:30 a.m.

Public comment will be available via Zoom. To obtain the Zoom information for public comment purposes, please call (307) 777-7230 or (800) 438-5791.

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.

The registration deadline is Friday, July 17, 2020

Celebrating 30 Years of the ADA

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. Many organizations and individuals are celebrating and advocating all month long.

Visit https://www.adaanniversary.org/ today to learn more


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information



Join the National Association of Councils on Developmetanl Disabilities (NACDD) on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 2 p.m. ET (12 p.m. MST) for a Facebook Live discussion with NACDD’s Donna Meltzer and Emily Kranking on the importance of voting. Join us for the conversation and register to vote today.

To learn more about voting, Click HERE

What is the Census?

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.

The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

Want more information? Click here.


Interested in joining the Council?

The Council is a unique, governor-appointed body of people with developmental disabilities, family members and professionals who work together to promote choice, independence and the full inclusion of all people with developmental disabilities in community life.

Click here to see a list of current members.

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

To learn more about the Council, click here. Please continue to stay on our website a look around!


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.

ABLE accounts allow individuals with disabilities the opportunity to save for disability-related expenses.

Visit www.wyable.com for more information, or click here for a quick facts sheet.

As the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to unfold, it is our hope that you, your family, and loved ones stay safe and healthy. During this time, we also want to provide you with valuable information. By the end of May, many Americans will have received a stimulus check from the federal government. The attached flyer provides helpful information about how to save and invest these funds and maintain needs-based government benefits. Stay safe and please direct any questions to 1-800-439-1653 or visit WYABLE.com