Sunday, May 13, 2012

Where to Start-Wyoming


The EIEP at the Behavioral Health Division - DD Programs provides assistance and oversight to the regional child development centers that serve young children, from birth through 5 years of age, with disabilities and their families across Wyoming.

Telephone: 307-777-7115
Fax: 307-777-6047


Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain provides services for children and adults with disabilities and other special needs, and support to their families.


WY Children w/DD (0253.R04.00)
Provides case management, community integrated employment, homemaker, personal care, residential hab, respite, special family habilitation home, agency with choice, independent support broker, child hab services, companion services, dietician services, environmental mods, individually-directed goods and services, residential hab training, skilled nursing, specialized equipment, supported living, unpaid caregiver training and education for individuals w/MR/DD ages 0 - 20


TEFRA: (Tax, Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982)

Under the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA), states may provide Medicaid coverage to children with severe disabilities, disregarding their family income, if these children require care at an institutional (hospital, nursing home or intermediate care facility) level.
When a child receives extended care in an institutional setting, family income is disregarded as a qualification for Medicaid. The TEFRA State Plan Option makes it possible to do the same for a family whose child requires care at the level provided in an institution, but who choose to care for their child at home. Currently, 18 states and the District of Columbia have chosen to implement the TEFRA State Plan Option. Because states vary widely in the availability of institutional care for children and the clinical criteria for admitting children to these institutions, the numbers of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) who receive Medicaid benefits under this option also varies widely from state to state.

Please check with your state office to see if TEFRA is offered in your state.


Wyoming Department of Health
Genetics Clinic and Specialty Clinic Services
Program Contact: Carleigh Soule
Phone: (307) 777-6297


The Wyoming Down Syndrome Association was established by Ark Regional Services in Laramie, Wyoming to address a void that existed in adequate support available for families of individuals with Down syndrome in Wyoming. Using the resources provided by the annual Wyoming Buddy Walk® and other grants and donations, WyDSA provides education, information, networking opportunities, and support for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
Division of Ark Regional Services,
1150 North 3rd Street,
Laramie, WY 82072


 "The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming empowers people of all ages to experience the joys and challenges of life with a growing sense of personal dignity and independence."

The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming offers children and adults with disabilities a wide range of services to meet their day-to-day needs with an emphasis on helping them reach their maximum potential.

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