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Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

COVID-19 Vaccine

Protect Yourself and Others: Roll up your sleeve and get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities is encouraging people with disabilities, their family members and care providers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines are free, safe, effective, and a great choice for protecting yourself and those around you!

  • 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 until you have gotten your shot.

  • 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 hasta que la persona esté vacunada.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information from the Wyoming Department of Health

  • The Vaccine is Safe

    The government works hard to make sure all vaccines are safe. You probably have had many vaccines in your life.
  • The Vaccine is Free

    You will not have to pay money for your COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The Vaccine is Effective

    The COVID-19 virus has made people very sick. The vaccine is a shot that can keep you from getting COVID-19.

Welcome to WIND

The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) is an academic unit in the College of Health Sciences and a University Centers 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 mission of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) is to assist individuals with developmental and other disabilities and their families by promoting and supporting full community inclusion, community membership, independence, productivity and social participation. Over the next five years (2017-2022), 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

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University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities 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. For more information, see this UCEDD PDF brochure.

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 Mentorship Program

The Wyoming Family Mentorship program was designed to ensure that families have the support, resources, and community they need to thrive. 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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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.

Mailing address:

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Dept. 4298; 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY  82071

(307) 766-2761

Toll Free: (888) 989-9463

TTY: (800) 908-7011

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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