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COVID-19 Vaccine

Protect Yourself and Others: Roll up your sleeve and get the

Booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccines are recommended and available in Wyoming for adults who previously received two doses of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of a Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. Booster vaccine information from the Wyoming Department of Health

Booster doses are meant to help provide continued strong protection against COVID-19. Booster recommendations were not unexpected. COVID-19 vaccines continue to be safe and effective against COVID-19, including the variants, and protect very well against severe illness and hospitalization. Recommended booster doses of COVID-19 doses remain available at no cost to the recipient.

  • COVID-19 resources from the CDC for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their care providers. Available in a variety of formats, they cover 5 basic topics: getting the COVID-19 shot, washing your hands, getting a COVID-19 test, as well as wearing a mask and keeping a safe distance.

  • COVID-19 recursos en español facilitados por los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades para personas con discapacidades intelectuales y del desarrollo y los proveedores de cuidados. Estos materiales cubrirán 5 temas básicos: vacunarse contra el COVID-19, lavarse las manos, hacerse una prueba de COVID-19, así como usar mascarillas y mantener una distancia segura. 

Welcome to WIND

The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) is an academic unit in the College of Health Sciences and a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). WIND works to assist individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, professionals, and University of Wyoming students through education, training, community services, and early intervention. The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities envisions a Wyoming where all people can participate in everyday community life as they choose.


The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) assists and supports individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and their networks by advancing diversity, equity, full community inclusion, independence, and social participation.

Our work is guided by values of service, dignity, collaboration, and innovation.

Over the next five years (2022-2027), WIND will strive to improve outcomes for individuals in the areas of health and wellness, education, early intervention, employment and assistive technology.

Who We Are

WIND is one of 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) in the United States. Each state now has at least one UCEDD; all UCEDDs are affiliated with universities and receive funding from the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. UCEDDs share the common university goals of teaching, research, and service, but have a specific interest in persons with disabilities, particularly developmental disabilities, serving as a bridge between the university and community.

Explore Our Programs

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Disability Studies Minor

The undergraduate minor in Disability Studies examines disability issues from multiple lenses. MORE »

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Project ECHO

A lifelong learning and guided practice model that exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide the application of best practices. MORE »

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Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming

The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming offers programs and events to support people with epilepsy and their families. MORE »

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Equality State Research Network

A community and practice based research network that brings healthcare communities from around the state together. MORE »

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Family to Family

Provides families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) greater access to evidence-based and cost-effective health information, family supports, and training. MORE »

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Wyoming’s iCanConnect program provides communications technology to people who have combined vision and hearing loss. MORE »

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Learn the Signs, Act Early

Act Early Wyoming helps parents, health care professionals, and child care providers learn about healthy developmental milestones. MORE »

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Research and Evaluation

We are committed to the improvement of our programs through continuous evaluation on how to better improve the lives of those with disabilities. MORE »


Project Scope

Supporting Children of the OPioid Epidemic, is a national training initiative intended to build nationwide provider capacity and confidence in applying evidence- based practices. MORE »

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Sexual & Reproductive Health

The Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) project contributes to WIND’s mission of supporting full community inclusion for individuals with disabilities. MORE »

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Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources

WATR is Wyoming's Assistive Technology Act program and a resource for all assistive technology (AT) needs in Wyoming. MORE »

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Wyoming Telehealth Network

The Wyoming Telehealth Network (WyTN) leverages telecommunication technology to link patients, providers and specialists. MORE »

Location and Parking



WIND is located in the Health Sciences Building on the University of Wyoming Campus. The building is located on the intersection of 9th and Clark Street.
If you are stopping in for a short visit, consultation, or to pick up a device, you may park in the small lot in front of the building. The receptionist can give you a temporary parking permit. If you are arriving for the day, please contact us for a day pass. If you are visiting campus for an extended stay, more parking information is available through TransPark.


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