The ADA at 25: What's next for disabitly rights?
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibited discrimation based on disability. That landmark legislation, passed 25 years ago this month, changed American society to be more accessible and inclusive. Read more>
Dr. Lowe’s commitment to Early Childhood Vision: Over a decade of consultation to Wyoming’s vision screening program
Dr. Sue E. Lowe is a developmental optometrist at Snowy Range Vision Center, in Laramie and is the vision consultant for Wyoming Vision Collaborative. Her expertise is in vision development and eye health, while also emphasizing care on children and adults who have difficulty with athletics, academics, physical/mental special needs, low vision, and/or brain injury. More than 15 years ago she designed the first preschool vision screenings in Wyoming using national evidence-based guidelines. Read more>
MetaECHO conference focused on bringing health care to a billion people by 2025
MetaECHO, a global conference organized by University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), brought together more than 400 participants involved in the global ECHO movement. Read more>
Researchers have launched the world’s largest study on autism and genes. You can participate, too.
Scientists funded by the Simons Foundation Research Initiative on Thursday announced the launch of an online project that aims to gather DNA and other information from 50,000 people with autism and their family members. Read more>
Wyoming Institute For Disabilities Names New Director
A skilled administrator and advocate for persons with disabilities has been named the new executive director of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND). University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences Dean, Dr. Joseph Steiner, announced Sandy Root-Elledge has been selected as the new Executive Director of WIND, slated to begin her post this month. Read more>