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Wyoming Family Mentorship Program

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5003

Toll Free: 888-989-9463

TeleType: 307-766-2720

Fax: 307-766-2763

Email: wyof2f@uwyo.edu

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Family Mentorship Program


Welcome!

The Wyoming Family Mentorship program was designed to ensure that families navigating the autism spectrum have the support, resources, and community they need to thrive. Families are paired with families who've been navigating the spectrum for some time - trained mentors who know the joys and challenges of raising a child with autism. Our mentors believe that having a community is critical part of supporting families with children with autism.

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What to Expect

  • Interested families will need to fill out an application.
  • Families will then be contacted to complete an intake interview.
  • Families will then be matched with mentors.
  • Families and mentors will work with a trained facilitator to create an action plan for their child.
  • Mentors will provide resources and support to families.
  • Mentors will follow-up with families as needed.

Real Families, Real Solutions

Autism impacts the whole family. Our mentors are sensitive to the demands on you, your children, and your family. We work to help you find supports and services that are right for you. These include:

  • Finding and discussing interventions.
  • Locating resources in your community.
  • Supporting you at school meetings and doctors' appointments.
  • Giving you a safe space to talk.

Become a Mentor!

Are you a family member with a child with autism?
Would you like to help other families navigate the autism spectrum?

The Wyoming Family Mentorship program was designed to ensure that families navigating the autism spectrum have the support, resources, and community they need to thrive.

Register for training on January 31, 2019.

  • Complete a half-day facilitator training at virtually no-cost, reimbursement for mileage and room
  • Training will include navigating systems of care, empathetic and reflective listening techniques, emotional processing, hands-on mentorship skills, and safety and confidentiality.

Trained Mentors Will:

  • Work to create an action plan once matched with a family.
  • Mentor at least two families a year.
  • Receive an annual stipend.

Provide Resources and Support to Families as needed, including:  

  • Locating resources in their community
  • Attending UW ECHO for Families
  • Offering a safe space to talk
  • Providing follow-up as needed
  • Networking with other Wyoming families in similar circumstances

For more information, please contact Canyon Hardesty • 307-766-5003.


UW ECHO for Families

The purpose of this virtual community is to provide opportunities for learning, advocacy, and mentorship with families that have a child with autism and with others interested in supporting children with autism. These networks, using videoconferencing technology, offer an opportunity for families to receive professional support and brainstorm evidence-based solutions or share successes with families and other professionals around the state and nation. These sessions can be attended by anyone at no cost, and you do not need to be a part of the Family Mentorship Program to participate.

Contact Us

Wyoming Family Mentorship Program

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5003

Toll Free: 888-989-9463

TeleType: 307-766-2720

Fax: 307-766-2763

Email: wyof2f@uwyo.edu

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