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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.

Important Update: UW ECHO education networks will continue to run as scheduled, with WIND faculty and staff now facilitating these sessions remotely. These changes in operation are required by the University of Wyoming in response to the COVID-19 situation, and they will minimally impact the delivery of Project ECHO.

Please contact us as you normally would via e-mail or phone. There might be a slight delay in response.

In this time of isolation and uncertainty, consider attending these ECHO sessions especially as a means of enhancing connections and knowledge. Please know that the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities continues to be committed to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing information, training and technical assistance to families, professionals and communities.


Sessions are on Wednesdays, bi-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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*Registration encouraged but not required to attend sessions*
Registrants will receive session handouts and materials prior to the scheduled meeting time

If you would like to join a session with one of our regional leaders in
Cheyenne, Evanston, Laramie, or Rock Springs, please contact Cari Glantz at

February 12: Social and Behavioral Strategies to Manage Anxiety

Learn strategies to help your child identify their "triggers," practice self-regulation, and find motivation to put effort into confronting their anxieties.

Aaron Stabel, MA, BCBA; BCI, Inc. Behavior Advantage, LLC.

February 26: Guardianship

Donna Sheen, Director, Wyoming Children's Law Center 

March 11: Navigating the IEP/504 Process

This session will increase awareness and understanding of IDEA and the ADA, provide a greater understanding of parental rights, and provide information on what to expect in an IEP and a 504 plan.

Erin Swilling, Parent Information Center

March 25: Community Needs and COVID-19 Resources

Wendy Warren and Eric Moody, PhD, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

April 8: WYABLE - ABLE Accounts

This session will discuss ABLE accounts and giving people with special needs more independence and financial security.

Aleyta Zimmerman, Project Manager/Policy Analyst and WYABLE State Administrator

*Session Registration*

April 22: The State's Care Management Entity

This session will discuss coordinating care and building teams of support through the High Fidelity Wraparound model to manage daily challenges of children, youth, and their families where they live.

Kathryn Campbell & Tammy Cooley, Magellan Healthcare

*Session Registration*


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1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977


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