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Wyoming awarded grant to support families of children with special health care needs

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced $5 million in new and continuing competitive grant awards to support Family-to-Family Health Information Centers, primarily non-profit organizations run by and for families with children and youth with special health care needs. Funding for the centers was extended through fiscal year 2017 by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. Read more>


Wyoming AgrAbility attends National Conference

From April 13-16, 2015 WIND’s interim director, Sandy Root-Elledge, attended the annual AgrAbility National Training Workshop in Rochester, New York along with Wyoming AgrAbility project director, Randy Weigel and project partners, Duane Williams, and Rick Geringer. The conference gathered rehabilitation and agriculture professionals, farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers to share their experiences and expertise with one another. Read more>

Abilities, RSO, Wins Community Service Award

Abilities, RSO, receiving their award.

On April 20, 2015 Abilities, University of Wyoming, Recognized Student Organization (RSO) won the Community Service award. The Campus Activity Center held nominations throughout March to give awards for Outstanding RSO, Best New RSO, Community Service, Best Advisor, and Teamwork. Read more>

Think College Project links to rate of employment 

New research points to the positive impact of postsecondary education, such as Think College Wyoming, for individuals with intellectual disabilities, on their employment. An article written by Eric J More, University of Tennessee, and Amy Schelling, Grand Valley State University, titled, “Postsecondary inclusion for individuals with intellectual disability and its effects on employment” was published in the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities in November of 2014.  Their research on the outcomes of attending a postsecondary education program for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) takes a quantitative look at its effects on employment. Read more>

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