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Ability Hub
Assistive technology for people with a disability who find operating a computer difficult, maybe even impossible. This web site will direct you to adaptive equipment and alternative methods available for accessing computers.

ANCOR (American Network of Community Options and Resources)
ANCOR is a nonprofit trade association representing private providers who provide supports and services to people with disabilities. It provides a national presence for private providers to affect areas of public policy, federal legislative and regulatory initiatives, judicial results, state-level initiatives. It is a resource for research into effective practices within the industry.

The Arc
Formerly the Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States, the Arc is the country's largest voluntary organization committed to the welfare of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

The American Psychological Association (APA)
The largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists.

American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
AAIDD's mission is to advance the knowledge and skills of professionals in the fields of intellectual and developmental disabilities by exchanging information and ideas.

Americans with Disabilities Act
The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, programs and services provided by state and local governments, goods and services provided by private companies, and in commercial facilities.

Brain Injury Association of Wyoming
The association was formed in 1990 through a grant from the Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, in response to a statewide demand for services to persons who had sustained a traumatic brain injury. The mission of the Brain Injury Association is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education, and advocacy.

CARF..The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission
An internationally recognized accreditation authority for organizations serving people with disabilities and others in need of rehabilitation.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Once referred to as HCFA (Health Care Financing Administration), CMS now represents a new emphasis on responsiveness to beneficiaries and providers, and quality improvement. CMS is intended to encourage innovation, better educate consumers about their options, and be more responsive to the health care needs of Americans.

College of Direct Support
The College of Direct Support is associated with the University of Minnesota and serves as an online educational resource for direct support professionals in the field of developmental disabilities. It offers training opportunities that deepen and enrich the important roles direct support professionals play as caregivers, teachers, mentors, counselors, community connectors and friends in the lives of the people they support.

Connect Wyoming
A human services infrastructure designed to serve the State of Wyoming. It consists of a web site housing a searchable version of the Pathways Plus database, a calendar of events, a monthly newsletter and special search interfaces. Additional, Connect Wyoming forms partnerships with other agencies to produce specialized print directories, web interfaces, and other information formats.

Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association (DDNA)
Incorporated in 1992 as a non-profit professional nursing organization, DDNA was founded to meet the professional needs of nurses serving individuals with developmental disabilities. DDNA advocates, educates, and celebrates the unique and specialized role of the nurses who serve persons with developmental disabilities.

Division of Developmental Disabilities
The Department of Health's Division of Developmental Disabilities is responsible for the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander, Wyoming, as well as extensive preschool and early intervention services, adult, children, and acquired brain injury home and community-based waiver services throughout the State of Wyoming.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Vocational Rehabilitation's mission is to advance opportunities for persons in Wyoming who have disabilities to be employed and independent. VR assists Wyoming citizens with disabilities to prepare for, enter into, and/or return to suitable employment.

Family Village
Global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the internet for persons with intellectual and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support.

Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities (DD Council)
The Council is federally mandated to advocate for public policy change and community acceptance of all people with developmental disabilities and their families so that such persons receive the services, supports, and other assistance and opportunities necessary to enable such persons to achieve their maximum potential through increased independent productivity and integration into the community.

ICAP (Inventory for Client and Agency Planning) Information
The Division of Developmental Disabilities has used the ICAP annually since 1988 to assess all individuals for whom it funds services. This site is the official page of the ICAP.

National Association of Developmental Disabilities Councils (NADDC)
Promotes national policy which enables individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to make choices regarding the quality of their lives and to be included in the community.

The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD)
NADD is a not-for-profit membership association established for professionals, care providers, and families to promote understanding of and services for individuals who have a developmental disability and mental health needs.

National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS)
The NASDDDS is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding and improving public services to individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Parent Information Center (PIC)
It is the responsibility of the PIC to inform and educate parents on education law and the rights and responsibilities they and their child have under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Its main goals and purposes are to help families better understand these issues as they relate to their child's disability and to provide support to parents as they face their child's journey through life.

President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
The PCPID acts in an advisory capacity to the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to programs and services for persons with mental retardation.

Protection and Advocacy, Inc. (P&A)
P&A's charge is to establish, expand, protect, and enforce the human and civil rights of persons with disabilities through administrative, legal and other appropriate remedies.

Quality Mall
Quality Mall highlights person centered supports for people with developmental disabilities. It is set up as "stores", which are places you can look through to learn about positive practices that help people with developmental disabilities lives, work and participate in our communities and improve the quality of their supports.

UPLIFT
Uplift exists to provide support, education, advocacy, information and referral for children and youth who struggle with emotional, behavioral and mental disorders. Their purpose is to encourage success and stability for these children at home, school, and in the community.

Wyoming Business Leadership Network (WBLN)
The WBLN is an employer-led statewide initiative which serves to promote the employment of people with disabilities. The WBLN provides training and support to Wyoming employers to assist with the development of a qualified and diverse workforce.

Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation (WILR)
WILR is a non-profit human service agency with the goal of helping people with severe disabilities maintain or regain independence in their lives.

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)
WIND provides teaching, research, information services and technical assistance on disability issues to both the University of Wyoming and Wyoming at large.

Wyoming Business Daily
Wyoming Business Report -- business and industry news, analysis and data and statistics for all of Wyoming.