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Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Dept. 4298; 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2761

Toll Free: (888) 989-9463

TeleType: (800) 908-7011

Fax: (307) 766-2763

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Family Opportunities

As a family mentor, you have an important role in the URLEND project. Students
and professionals will learn from your live experience and expertise to better able
to support families of children with special health care needs. URLEND trainees will
work with you to gain insight and appreciation of the perspectives of families who
have children with special health care needs. Trainees will work with you to learn
directly from your family what it means to raise a child with special health care
needs through a variety of experiences in your home and the community.

Family Mentor

A family mentor is an individual who:
  • Has a family member with a special health care need
  • Wants to share his or her family perspective and stories with trainees
  • Can commit to mentoring a professional trainee during the academic year
  • Is available to meet with a professional trainee four times during the year

Family Trainee

A family trainee is an individual who:
  • Has a family member with a special health care need
  • Wants to enhance leadership skills, information, and education in disabilities
  • Can commit to Friday afternoon training sessions for the academic year
  • Is available to work on a leadership project with a team

Positions available: Family member representative of children with disabilities

Support: A Family Trainee will receive a $2,500 stipend for work occurring over the course of an academic year. A Family Mentor will receive a $200 stipend for work occurring over the course of a year.

How to join: For more information and an application please contact: Canyon Hardesty, URLEND Coordinator (307) 766-5003 | canyon@uwyo.edu.

URLEND stands for Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities, and is a training program to prepare future leaders who will serve children with disabilities. This program is offered through the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) in collaboration with Utah State University, Center for Persons with Disabilities and the University of Utah, School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. The program’s family involvement component provides interdisciplinary teams with an invaluable perspective in the scope of their training - the perspective of the family.


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Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Dept. 4298; 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2761

Toll Free: (888) 989-9463

TeleType: (800) 908-7011

Fax: (307) 766-2763

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