To provide the best, most up-to-date and appropriate information, referral, and support PIC is constantly becoming informed of the latest news and updates regarding the law, education, medicine, human services, rehabilitation and technology. For additional support or services not described below, please contact PIC.
We share information and support with each other and parents who are faced with disabilities and chronic illnesses so that together we can make a difference for our children.
PIC's Outreach Parent Liaisons offer workshops around the state on rights and responsibilities under IDEA, on the IEP process and on creating better communication with the professionals who work with our children. Several disability specific workshops are also available, such as Down Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, etc, focused on how families can understand and support thier children at school and at home.
PARENT TO PARENT CONNECTION
PIC connects parents with other parents in a community, or who are dealing with similar disability issues. PIC also maintains contact with national and international organizations who specialize in connecting parents whose children have the same disability or condition, and with several national disability information sources. Please contact us to get the name of a parent you can connect with in your area.
PIC's extensive lending library of books, videos and audio tapes is available to parents and professionals. Resources on specific disabilities, education, parenting, behavior management, siblings, transition and various other disability issues are available. The only cost to those borrowing materials from the library is the return postage.
- Child Development Services of Wyoming www.cdswy.org
The association of 14 regional developmental preschool programs for children with disabilities ages birth through five. These programs provide therapeutic and educational services to infants, toddlers, and preschool children with developmental delays and special health care needs. FInd your local developmental center on thier website.
- Dispute Resolution, Wyoming Department of Education, Individual Learning Unit https://edu.wyoming.gov/in-the-classroom/special-programs/dispute-resolution/Find IDEA rules and regulations and forms to file a state complaint, due process hearing and other dispute processes.
- Help Me Grow https://www.facebook.com/HelpMeGrowWyo/
An early childhood statewide information and referral center to support families and providers with child growth and development resources.
- Protection & Advocacy www.wypanda.com
Provides protection of the rights of persons with disabilities through legal based advocacy for disability and other civil rights.
- Wyoming Advisory Panel for Students with Disabilities (WAPSD)https://edu.wyoming.gov/in-the-classroom/special-programs/wapsd/
A statewide group of stakeholders, including families of childrenw ith disaiblities, that advises the Wyoming Department of Education in ways that promote services for children and youth with disabilities.
- Wyoming Community Service Providers http://wyomingcsp.org/
For the past 30+ years, CSP has been the only waiver provider association in the State of Wyoming. Previously known as Regional Service Providers, they are active in providing grassroots advocacy and legislative education for waiver providers.
- Wyoming Department of Education edu.wyoming.gov
- Wyoming Department of Health, Children's Special Health Program https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/mch/index-4/
A Program for income-eligible families of children with special health care needs.
- Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division, Developmental Disabilities health.wyo.gov/ddd/index.html
Provides funding and guidance responsive to the needs of Wyoming people with developmental disabilities; children and adult community waiver programs, early intervention and education services, and the Life Resource Center.
- Wyoming Down Syndrome Association www.wydsa.org
Provides education, information and networking opportunities to families and caregivers of people with Down Syndrome, as well as the annual Buddy Walk.
- Wyoming Families for Hands and Voices wyhandsandvoices.org/
A statewide non-profit, parent driven organization providing local and regional support to families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing to increase educational outcomes and quality of life.
- Wyoming Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities ddcouncil.state.wy.us
Seeks and advocates for activities which promote self sufficiency, community involvement and educational opportunities for people with disabilities, their families and the Wyoming Community.
- Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) serves as a natonal technical assistance center to support parents, educators, administrators, attorneys and advocates to benefit from the full continuum of dispute resolution options that can prevent and resolve conflict and ultimately lead to informed partnerships that focus on results for children and youth.
- Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs). Their website provides assistance to help you find the parent center in your State (the Parent Information Center is the parent center for Wyoming). CPIR provides information on caring for children with disabilities, parental rights under the IDEA, disability groups, and more. Take a look at their Especially for Families resources. www.parentcenterhub.org
- Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports National technical assistance center to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide behavior practices
- Center for Early Literacy Learning - Parent Resources Provides materials to assist parents in guiding their child's early literacy development through the use of fun and exciting literacy learning experiences. Practitioners working with parents will also find these resources helpful. www.earlyliteracylearning.org
- Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC) supports the implementation of the early childhood provisions of the special education law, the Individuals with Disaiblities Education Act.
- National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) assists State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies, and VR service providers to implement evidence-based and promising practices ensuring students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment.
- TACSEI Families Community (The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children) resources for families and caregivers to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior. www.challengingbehavior.fmhi.usf.edu
- Early Intervention Family Alliance (EIFA) a national group of family leaders dedicated to improving outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.
- ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that supports parents in promoting their children's growth and development. See their Free Parent Brochures and Guides. www.zerotothree.org
- Beach Center on Disability provides a variety of Family Resources, including a Family Support Community of Practice on Facebook to share evidence, values, and wisdom among families, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers about early childhood family supports www.beachcenter.org
- Wrightslaw.com Information and links to the IDEA rules and regulations from parent's rights attorneys Pam and Pete Wright.