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Sandy Root-Elledge, M.A.
Sandy Root-Elledge is the associate director for program development at the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities. She oversees program management and organizational development, currently focusing on the Wyoming Accessibility Center which provides programs and services to increase access to information and community for people with developmental and other disabilities as well as WY Think College an initiative to develop postsecondary educational opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities. Specific programs include the state’s assistive technology program; student, individual and on-site assessments; the state’s Medicaid infrastructure grant; employment and emergency preparedness initiatives; as well as the coordination and conversion to provide accessible instructional materials for Wyoming students.
As the parent of two children with developmental and other disabilities, she has a unique perspective that she provides to state partners that include the Wyoming Departments of Health, Employment, Education and the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities.
She currently has completed all but her Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Wyoming in Adult Education and Learning Technology and holds an M.A. and B.A. in sociology. Prior to her work at WIND, she was a research associate at the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center and a radio and television producer at advertising agencies in Detroit and New York.
Phone: (307) 766-2764
Wyoming Advisory Panel for Students with Disabilities: 2009-2010 Report to the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, June 2010. Report by the Chairperson
Root-Elledge, S. (2009). Abuse against elders and vulnerable adults: potential legal remedies. Wyoming Adult Protection Training Grant.
Variance in Special Education Spending and Service Delivery, A report to Wyoming Legislators: House Bill 0078. January 2005.
Wyoming Council for Women’s Issues: Wyoming Issues Women’s Survey. June 2004.
“Big Horn National Forest Community Assessments.” June 2003.
Root-Elledge, S. (2013). Communities of Practice in Assistive Technology: Building AT Capacity in Frontier Communities. 2013 Rocky Mountain Regional Assistive Technology Act Program Directors Meeting. January, Rapid City, SD.