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Training and Best Practices headerECHO for Families is a learning community that provides opportunities for learning, advocacy, and mentorship with families that have a child with developmental disabilities, autism, or other special healthcare needs. This network allows families to receive professional support and brainstorm evidence-based solutions or share successes with other families around the state and nation.

The UW ECHO for Families is the first ECHO network that provides information directly to families and can be accessed anywhere in the state.


Sessions are on Wednesdays, weekly,
12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. MT
via Zoom video conferencing technology.

Instructions for joining Zoom are available. Zoom also provides access for users with physical disabilities, blindness, and low vision through a range of keyboard shortcuts.

Past Sessions:

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Learning Topics (Spring 2021)

*Registrants will receive session handouts and materials prior to the scheduled meeting time.*

January 13: Self-Management and Building Independence

This presentation is about teaching children/young adults with disabilities/special healthcare needs to use self-monitoring strategies to improve their own behavior/social skills. The goal is to decrease the need for parents/caregivers to provide prompting and positive reinforcement by teaching the child to monitor their own behavior/social interactions and deliver their own rewards when they demonstrate positive behaviors/social interactions.

Presenter: Dr. Julie Wittman, Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD), University of Idaho

January 27: Identifying and Responding to Developmental Concerns

Presenter: Wendy Warren, Program Manager, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

*Jan 27 Session Registration*

March 10: Family Support / Emotional Support Resources

Presenter: TBA

*Mar 10 Session Registration*

March 24: Wrap-Around Services

Presenter: TBA

*Mar 24 Session Registration*

April 7: Building Independent Skills

Presenter: Dr. Julie Wittman, Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD), University of Idaho

*Apr 7 Session Registration*

May 5: Wrap-Up and Discussion

Presenters: Wendy Warren, Program Manager, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities
Rachel Freedman, M.A., M.S., BCBA, LABA, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

*May 5 Session Registration*

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1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977


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