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UW Project ECHO

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2506

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

Medicaid Waiver Services

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UW ECHO in Medicaid Waiver Services is a network of state-wide professionals providing services to Medicaid Waiver participants. This network provides a community for professional development and the sharing of best practices.

Participants include Medicaid waiver service providers, prescribers, case managers, participant support specialists, and direct service providers working with participants in:

  • Community Choices
  • Children's Mental Health
  • Comprehensive and Supports Waivers

UW ECHO in Medicaid Waiver Services is a collaboration
with the Wyoming Department of Health and WYHealth.

Sessions are on Wednesdays, weekly, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
via Zoom video conferencing technology.

LEARNING TOPICS - SPRING 2018

Session information subject to change, please check back regularly.

*Registration encouraged but not required to attend sessions*

January 10

Making a Difference in 2018

Presenter:
Various Panel Members

January 24

Emergency Preparedness for Elderly and Vulnerable Populations

Presenter:
Rick Jansen, Preparedness and Response Coordinator

February 14

This week's session "Opioid Use and Drug Diversion is being combined with
ECHO in Behavioral Health

February 21

Behavior Part I:
Pain Management and Caregiver Burnout

Presenter:
Melisa Genaux, M.Ed.
Special Education Staff Trainer/Consultant

March 7

Behavior Part II:
Across the Scope of Clients and Settings
This session will discuss common problem behaviors found in a variety of settings.
Effective strategies that address some of these behaviors will be explored.

Presenter:
Dr. Brian King, Program Specialist, Special Education, Jordan School District

March 21

Behavior Part III:
Treatment Adherence and Dealing with Emotional Clients

Presenter:
Dr. Brian King, Program Specialist, Special Education, Jordan School District

April 4

Behavior Part IV:
Strategies for Clients with Autism

This session will discuss specific characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Effective strategies to address some of the related learning/behavior issues will be explored.

Presenter:
Melisa Genaux, M.Ed.
Special Education Staff Trainer/Consultant

April 18

How to Handle Abuse Situations: Sexual, Physical and Emotional Violence
This session will discuss how to recognize, work through, document and report abusive situations involving vulnerable populations to include sexual, physical and emotional violence.

Presenter:
Tiffany Eskelson-Maestas, Advocacy and Resource Director, WCADVSA

May 2

Thinking through Disability: Access, Inclusion & Diversity
The presentation will cover several topics related to individuals with disabilities,
including disability as diversity, language preferences, challenging stereotypes and barriers,
and planning for accessibility through inclusive design.

Presenter:
Betsy Lindell Bress, B.A.
Project Coordinator, WIND

May 17*

Supporting End-of-Life in Rural Areas

Presenter:
Jessica Carrasquillo, APRN-NP
Cheyenne Regional Palliative Care and Hospice

*Please note*

This session was combined with
ECHO in Rural/Frontier Care Transitions on May 17th from 12-1pm

May 30

Wyoming Wrap Around Options:
Advocating for Our Residents

This session will discuss services provided through the mental health and
long term care Ombudsman programs. Information regarding
the Alzheimer's state plan will also be reviewed.

Presenter:
Panel Discussion

June 13

Communication Strategies

This session will discuss multimodal communication, effects of not being understood, Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC), 
types of AAC, steps to obtain AAC, and use of this recorded session
as a tool for families, staff, case managers

Presenter:
Terri Wofford, MS CCC-SLP
Academic Professional Lecturer

June 27

More Communication Strategies

Presenter:
Mary Jo Hidecker, Ph.D., M.S., M.A., CCC-A/SLP
Assistant Professor

Terri Wofford, MS CCC-SLP
Academic Professional Lecturer

Session Registration*


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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2506

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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