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Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

1000 E. University Ave.

Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2938

Toll Free: 888-989-WIND

TeleType: 307-766-2720

Fax: 307-766-2763

Email: preETS@uwyo.edu

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ACCESS Employment: Employers



The best way to advance your business's competitive edge could lie in providing opportunities to youth with disabilities.

WIND is connecting with Wyoming businesses, employers, human resources professionals, business owners, managers, and supervisors to share knowledge, build connections, and collaborate on efforts to prepare youth with disabilities for employment. 

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UW ECHO for Employers - Online Professional Community

Wednesdays, bi-weekly (May 15 to August 21), 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. MST via Zoom video conferencing technology.

We are currently offering an exciting opportunity for employment professionals. We meet online (via Zoom video conferencing technology) to explore disability employment best practices - specifically for youth with disabilities - to identify strategies for cultivating a pipeline of qualified individuals throughout the state, for all types of industry.

This is an opportunity to learn from and share information with industry peers and fellow businesses regarding transitioning Wyoming youth into employment, with a goal of tangible returns on investment (ROI) for businesses and organizations.

**HRCI continuing education credits are available.

Register now to be a part of this collaboration!

For more information regarding UW ECHO for Employers, please contact us at 307-766-2938 or preETS@uwyo.edu


Disability is Diversity…And a Business Advantage

According to a recent study of 140 U.S. Companies by Accenture alongside the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability: IN- those that offered the most inclusive working environment for employees with disabilities achieved an average of 28% higher revenue, 30% greater economic profit margins and twice the net income of their industry peers between 2015 and 2018.

Furthermore, companies that were rated as “disability inclusion champions” were twice as likely to have a higher shareholder return as their peer group. 

To add to the advantage, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals referred by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), an agency that works to support people with disabilities in finding employment.

How can your organization tap into the Disability Advantage?

WIND is now partnering with businesses and public and private employers throughout the state to provide no-cost, onsite training and technical assistance on disability inclusion, employment, workplace accessibility, and creating work opportunities for Wyoming youth. 

WIND’s qualified staff can assist you in:

  • Developing and implementing mentorship, internship, summer employment or other programs for qualified young people with disabilities to grow your own talent pipeline.

  • Evaluating what aspects of your business or organization are accessible/inaccessible to potential or existing employees with disabilities including policies, recruitment and hiring practices, career development and retention, and other employee programs.

  • Accessing local recruitment resources and building partnerships with community service providers.

  • Identifying local and/or national resources for disability accommodations and ADA/504 compliance.

  • Connecting with other employers and organizations throughout the state who are also seeing the potential of providing opportunities for young employees with disabilities and working to build and maintain inclusive workplaces.

  • Assistive technology (AT) assessments through the Wyoming Assistive Technology Resource (WATR). An AT assessment is a collaborative process through which a support team works together to identify technologies that can improve a person’s performance, access, participation, and independents.  An AT assessment is an ongoing process, not a one-time event, designed to match individuals with assistive technology, as well as implement and measure the most effective solutions for career success.

Contact ACCESS Employment at WIND for more information:  PreETS@uwyo.edu  307-766-2938

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Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

1000 E. University Ave.

Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2938

Toll Free: 888-989-WIND

TeleType: 307-766-2720

Fax: 307-766-2763

Email: preETS@uwyo.edu

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