Wyoming

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With the motto "Equal Rights," the Equality State of Wyoming is committed to equal employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities "Like No Place on Earth!"

2014 State Population.
0.26%
Change from
2013 to 2014
584,153
2014 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
5.58%
Change from
2013 to 2014
38,675
2014 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-6.03%
Change from
2013 to 2014
17,466
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
-12.29%
Change from
2013 to 2014
45.16%
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
2.05%
Change from
2013 to 2014
81.04%

General

2012 2013 2014
Population. 576,412 582,658 584,153
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 34,620 36,518 38,675
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 15,212 18,519 17,466
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 253,986 255,622 259,953
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 43.94% 50.71% 45.16%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 78.53% 79.38% 81.04%
Overall unemployment rate. 5.30% 4.70% 4.30%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 16.00% 15.00% 16.50%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 12.20% 10.30% 10.50%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 34,940 35,936 39,628
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 31,486 32,513 31,627
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 60,514 63,028 64,173
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 811 1,161 710
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 4,482 4,759 5,069
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 1,633 1,420 2,108
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). N/A N/A 625
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A N/A N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 1,766 1,753 2,892
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 1,222 439 704

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 727 721 704
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 11.10% 10.70% 10.60%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 12,777 13,106 13,170

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 5,337 5,325 5,776
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 8,401 8,444 8,556
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 12,154 12,212 12,310
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 43.90% 43.60% 46.90%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A N/A N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 3,629 3,250 3,707
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.04 0.05 0.05

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2011 2012 2013
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 15 15 9
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 11 7 5
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 73.00% 47.00% 56.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 1.94 1.21 0.86

 

VR OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
1,587
N/A
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 46 N/A N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 132 N/A N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 507 N/A N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 287 N/A N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 458 N/A N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 157 N/A N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. 26.90% N/A N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. N/A 479 562
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. N/A 18,096 18,305
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). 82 N/A N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. 67 N/A N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2011 2012 2013
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $668,000 $749,000 $783,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $337,000 $385,000 $396,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $20,079,000 $20,964,000 $21,051,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $0 $0 $0
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 17.00% 18.00% 18.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 0 0 0
Number of people served in facility based work. 122 128 134
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 1,007 1,016 1,035
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 41.90 43.20 44.50

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2011 2012 2013
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 60.59% 62.17% 61.84%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 7.10% 7.07% 7.09%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 2.19% 1.44% 1.34%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 82.06% 96.38% 95.22%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 35.09% 31.56% 26.18%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 56.73% 63.46% 58.12%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 70.18% 79.07% 72.77%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 21.64% 31.90% 31.93%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 76,000
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 222
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 45,042
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 45,042
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 56
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 56
AbilityOne wages (products). $0
AbilityOne wages (services). $596,749

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2014 2015
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 1 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 9 5
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 5
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. N/A 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). N/A 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). N/A 152
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 152

 


Wyoming State Code: TITLE 27 - 04/01/2016

This provision states that it is “a discriminatory or unfair employment practice: For an employer to refuse to hire, to discharge, to promote or demote, or to discriminate in matters of compensation or the terms, conditions or privileges of employment against, a qualified disabled person or any person otherwise qualified, because of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry or pregnancy; [and]For a person, an employment agency, a labor organization, or its employees or members, to discriminate in matters of employment or membership against any person, otherwise qualified, because of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry or pregnancy, or a qualified disabled person…”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Wyoming House Bill 0073: Establishing an Employment First Policy - 07/01/2014

”AN ACT relating to persons with disabilities; establishing employment first as a state policy; declaring it a state policy to support competitive employment in an integrated setting; requiring agencies to support competitive and integrated employment; requiring state agencies working with home and community based waiver service providers to implement employment first policies; requiring reports; providing definitions; and providing for an effective date.”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming "Disability Integration Act" (2015)

The purposes of this Act are— (1) to clarify and strengthen the ADA’s integration mandate in a manner that accelerates State compliance; (2) to clarify that every individual who is eligible for long-term services and supports has a Federally protected right to be meaningfully integrated into that individual’s community and receive community-based long-term services and supports; (3) to ensure that States provide long-term services and supports to individuals with disabilities in a manner that allows individuals with disabilities to live in the most integrated setting, including the individual’s own home, have maximum control over their services and supports, and ensure that long-term services and supports are provided in a manner that allows individuals with disabilities to lead an independent life; (4) to establish a comprehensive State planning requirement that includes enforceable, measurable objectives that are designed to transition individuals with all types of disabilities at all ages out of institutions and into the most integrated setting; and (5) to establish a requirement for clear and uniform annual public reporting by States that includes reporting about— (A) the number of individuals with disabilities who are served in the community and the number who are served in institutions; and (B) the number of individuals with disabilities who have transitioned from an institution to a community-based living situation, and the type of community based living situation into which those individuals have transitioned.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.


Comprehensive state wide need assessment of Wyoming citizens with disability (2015) - 07/20/2016

The Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (WY‐DVR) in cooperation with the State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) is required to conduct a comprehensive statewide needs assessment describing the rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities residing in the state. The needs assessment must include information on three categories: 1. Individuals with the most significant disabilities; 2. Individuals with disabilities who are minorities and individuals who have been unserved and underserved by the vocational rehabilitation program; and 3. Individuals with disabilities who are served through other components of the statewide workforce system as identified by individuals and personnel assisting these individuals.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Wyoming DVR Policy Manual - 07/15/2016

“Employment and independence of Wyomingites with disabilities are the overriding goals of the Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). The Division's mission, values and goals describe the consensus of staff and advisory bodies regarding priorities for results and activities.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition

Employment First Planning Guide

“Supported employment is an alternative to traditional sheltered and competitive employment approaches. It is an attempt to meet the specific needs of individuals with disabilities and is based on fundamentally different principles and assumptions. The supported work model assumes that all individuals, regardless of the nature or extent of their disabilities, should have the opportunity and support to work in the community. There are no pre-requisite skills needed for community job success. Therefore, the task is not to identify and place “work ready” individuals, but rather to locate and/or modify meaningful jobs in the community and provide training and supports at the job site”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, “Wyoming State Plan: Five Year Goals 2011-2016”

“A main goal of the Wyoming’s Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities is to put people with developmental disabilities to work in long-term, competitive, meaningful employment consistent with their interests, abilities and needs.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Wyoming Employment First Initiative

Employment First is the policy of the state; whereas, competitive and integrated employment shall be considered the first option when serving persons with disabilities who are of working age to obtain employment. Employment first applies to programs and services that provide services and support to help obtain employment for persons with disabilities.   The Governor’s Employment First Taskforce is developing a strategic plan to implement this employment first policy and will collect and maintain data and information relative to persons with disabilities who are or want to work.  
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming Disability Discrimination Rules

“The purpose of these rules and regulations is to provide definitions and guidelines concerning disability discrimination under the Wyoming Fair Employment Practices Act, W.S. 27-9-101 through 27-9-108.”  The document includes definitions related to various aspects of disability. 

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development

Community of Practice in Transition: Secondary to Postsecondary Report to Wyoming Department of education (2014) - 01/15/2014

During 2013 the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) in collaboration with the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE), Special Programs Division developed a community of practice for student transition (CoP-T). The goal of this project was to bring together leading professionals and parent advocates from around the state to identify best practices and recommendations for improving transition practices in Wyoming.

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)

“The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) is a member of the national network of 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.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

WY Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Policy

“The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is here to assist you to fulfill your employment goals and achieve independence. This booklet will serve as a guide to DVR and the services we provide.”

“As a client of DVR, your rehabilitation program will be tailored to your particular goals, and will be developed by you and your counselor consistent with your unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests and informed choice.”

“The most important person in the process is you. You have the lead role in making your plan for employment a reality. Your counselor works with you toward your goal, informs you of the services DVR can provide and directs you to other agencies for additional services you may need.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities

Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities  Our purpose is to assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to needed community services, individualized supports and other forms of assistance that promote independence, productivity, integration and inclusion in all facets of community life.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

MIG-RATS - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events. 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Citations

Medicaid Infrastructure Grant

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Program is authorized under Section 203 of the Ticket-to-Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act. The 11-year competitive grant program provides funding to states for Medicaid infrastructure development that will build supports for people with disabilities who would like to be employed. States are encouraged to use grant funding to implement and develop the optional working disabled eligibility group (Medicaid buy-in), increase the availability of statewide personal assistance services, form linkages with other state and local agencies that provide employment related supports, and create a seamless infrastructure that will maximize the employment potential of all people with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Bridges: Building Bridges to Better Tomorrows

Bridges provides quality services to people with disabilities. The Bridges website contains information on case management, pathways to employment, and Wyoming Employment Specialist Training (WEST), among other resources.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health
  • Provider Transformation

Employment Pathway: Planning Your Road to Employment

This guide produced by the Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division provides guidance on employment opportunities and pathways for people with disabilities including discussions on Supported Employment, Customized Employment and Discovery, as well as a review of DVR services.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

MEGA 16 Registration

MEGA is the largest cross-disability conference in the state of Wyoming and covers a variety of topics related to disabilities such as advocacy, employment, education, best practices and other critical issues. Participants include self-advocates/people with disabilities, family members, providers and professionals. The conference brings together a wide range of people and is a great opportunity to network, learn new things, make friends and reconnect.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming Business Enterprise Program

“The Business Enterprise Program is part of Vocational Rehabilitation, and serves eligible Vocational Rehabilitation clients who are interested in becoming self-employed.  Clients have to be eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation services, and have to be at least significantly disabled in order to receive financial assistance for their start-up venture…” 

“The Business Enterprise Program's Small Business Consultant will work with the Vocational Rehabilitation clients to create a business plan for their venture and provide technical assistance.  The client’s business plan will have to show that the business idea is feasible and that the client will be able to perform all tasks. During the business planning process, the Small Business Consultant may refer the client to work with other resources such as the Market Research Center for detailed market research, Small Business Development Center to assist clients with other business training (such as Social Media Networking, for example), or the Wyoming Women’s Business Center to work with clients on obtaining additional funding.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.


Wyoming Comprehensive Waiver Transition Plan

On March 17, 2014, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) promulgated new federal regulations that set new standards for Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) Settings. The new standards require the state to have all HCB Settings come into compliance within 5 years of March 17, 2014. The federal regulations are 42 CFR 441.301(c)(4)-(5). CMS posted additional guidance to help states assess compliance and remediate areas that are not fully incompliance. More information on the rules can be found on the CMS website at  www.medicaid.gov/hcbs  .The new requirements address standards for informed choice, protecting the rights of participants, requiring settings to be integrated, not isolating to participants, and not institutional in nature or in its characteristics. To adhere to these rules, each state must submit a transition plan to assess the current settings and implement remediation with the areas of non-compliance within a 5-year timeline.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Wyoming State Medicaid Plan

The State Plan is a contract between a State and the Federal government, enabling the delivery of health care.  It ensures that a State abides by Federal rules and gets FFP.  The State Plan sets out groups to be covered, services provided and limitations, reimbursement methodologies, and administrative requirements.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Comprehensive (1061.R00.00)

“Provides adult day, case management, community integration, homemaker, personal care, prevocational, residential hab, respite, supported employment, dietician services, OT, PT, skilled nursing, speech/hearing/language services, independent support brokerage, behavioral support, child hab, companion, crisis intervention support, environmental mods, individual hab training, self-directed goods and services, special family hab home, specialized equipment, supported living, transportation for individuals with ID/DD 0 - no max age.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Supports (1060.R00.00)

“Provides adult day, case management, community integration, homemaker, personal care, prevocational, respite, supported employment, dietician services, OT, PT, skilled nursing, speech/hearing/language services, independent support brokerage, behavioral support services, child habilitation, cognitive retraining, companion, crisis intervention support, environmental mods, individual hab training, self-directed goods and services, specialized equipment, supported living, transportation for individuals with ID/DD 0 - no max age and BI ages 21 – no max age.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

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/ID/DD ages 0 – 20.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Children's Mental Health (0451.R02.00)

“Provides family care coordination, respite, youth and family training and support for individuals w/mental illness ages 18-21 and for individuals w/serious emotional disturbance ages 4-17.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Acquired Brain Injury (0370.R03.00)

“Provides adult day, case management, community integration, homemaker, personal care, prevocational services, residential hab, respite, supported employment, supported living, OT, PT, speech/hearing/language, independent support broker, behavioral support, cognitive retraining, companion services, crisis intervention support, dietician services, environmental mods, self-directed goods and services, skilled nursing, specialized equipment, transportation for individuals with brain injury ages 21-64.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Adult Developmental Disabilities (0226.R04.00)

TERMINATED 09/30/2014 – “Provides case management, community integrated employment, day hab, homemaker, personal care, prevocational services-phased out yr 1, residential hab, respite, supported living, OT, PT, speech therapy, agency with choice, independent support broker, companion services, dietician services, environmental mods, in home support-phased out yr 1, individually-directed goods and services, skilled nursing, specialized equipment, unpaid caregiver training and education for individuals w/DD, IID ages 21 - no max age.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Assisted Living Facility HCBS (0369.R03.00)

“Provides case management, assisted living service level I, assisted living service level II, assisted living service level III for aged individuals ages 65 - no max age and physically disabled individuals ages 19-64.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Long Term Care (0236.R04.00)

“Provides adult day care, case management, personal care, respite, FMS, care coordination, home delivered meals, non-medical transportation, PERS installation, ERS, self-help assistant, skilled nursing for aged individuals 65 – no max age and physically disabled ages 19-64.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

States - Large Tablet

Snapshot

With the motto "Equal Rights," the Equality State of Wyoming is committed to equal employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities "Like No Place on Earth!"

2014 State Population.
0.26%
Change from
2013 to 2014
584,153
2014 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
5.58%
Change from
2013 to 2014
38,675
2014 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-6.03%
Change from
2013 to 2014
17,466
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
-12.29%
Change from
2013 to 2014
45.16%
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
2.05%
Change from
2013 to 2014
81.04%

State Data

General

2012 2013 2014
Population. 576,412 582,658 584,153
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 34,620 36,518 38,675
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 15,212 18,519 17,466
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 253,986 255,622 259,953
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 43.94% 50.71% 45.16%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 78.53% 79.38% 81.04%
Overall unemployment rate. 5.30% 4.70% 4.30%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 16.00% 15.00% 16.50%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 12.20% 10.30% 10.50%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 34,940 35,936 39,628
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 31,486 32,513 31,627
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 60,514 63,028 64,173
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 811 1,161 710
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 4,482 4,759 5,069
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 1,633 1,420 2,108
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). N/A N/A 625
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A N/A N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 1,766 1,753 2,892
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 1,222 439 704

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 727 721 704
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 11.10% 10.70% 10.60%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 12,777 13,106 13,170

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 5,337 5,325 5,776
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 8,401 8,444 8,556
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 12,154 12,212 12,310
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 43.90% 43.60% 46.90%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A N/A N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 3,629 3,250 3,707
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.04 0.05 0.05

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2011 2012 2013
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 15 15 9
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 11 7 5
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 73.00% 47.00% 56.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 1.94 1.21 0.86

 

VR OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
1,587
N/A
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 46 N/A N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 132 N/A N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 507 N/A N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 287 N/A N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 458 N/A N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 157 N/A N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. 26.90% N/A N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. N/A 479 562
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. N/A 18,096 18,305
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). 82 N/A N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. 67 N/A N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2011 2012 2013
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $668,000 $749,000 $783,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $337,000 $385,000 $396,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $20,079,000 $20,964,000 $21,051,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $0 $0 $0
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 17.00% 18.00% 18.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 0 0 0
Number of people served in facility based work. 122 128 134
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 1,007 1,016 1,035
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 41.90 43.20 44.50

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2011 2012 2013
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 60.59% 62.17% 61.84%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 7.10% 7.07% 7.09%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 2.19% 1.44% 1.34%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 82.06% 96.38% 95.22%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 35.09% 31.56% 26.18%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 56.73% 63.46% 58.12%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 70.18% 79.07% 72.77%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 21.64% 31.90% 31.93%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 76,000
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 222
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 45,042
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 45,042
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 56
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 56
AbilityOne wages (products). $0
AbilityOne wages (services). $596,749

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2014 2015
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 1 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 9 5
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 5
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. N/A 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). N/A 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). N/A 152
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 152

 

Legislation


Wyoming State Code: TITLE 27 - 04/01/2016

This provision states that it is “a discriminatory or unfair employment practice: For an employer to refuse to hire, to discharge, to promote or demote, or to discriminate in matters of compensation or the terms, conditions or privileges of employment against, a qualified disabled person or any person otherwise qualified, because of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry or pregnancy; [and]For a person, an employment agency, a labor organization, or its employees or members, to discriminate in matters of employment or membership against any person, otherwise qualified, because of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry or pregnancy, or a qualified disabled person…”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Wyoming House Bill 0073: Establishing an Employment First Policy - 07/01/2014

”AN ACT relating to persons with disabilities; establishing employment first as a state policy; declaring it a state policy to support competitive employment in an integrated setting; requiring agencies to support competitive and integrated employment; requiring state agencies working with home and community based waiver service providers to implement employment first policies; requiring reports; providing definitions; and providing for an effective date.”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming "Disability Integration Act" (2015)

The purposes of this Act are— (1) to clarify and strengthen the ADA’s integration mandate in a manner that accelerates State compliance; (2) to clarify that every individual who is eligible for long-term services and supports has a Federally protected right to be meaningfully integrated into that individual’s community and receive community-based long-term services and supports; (3) to ensure that States provide long-term services and supports to individuals with disabilities in a manner that allows individuals with disabilities to live in the most integrated setting, including the individual’s own home, have maximum control over their services and supports, and ensure that long-term services and supports are provided in a manner that allows individuals with disabilities to lead an independent life; (4) to establish a comprehensive State planning requirement that includes enforceable, measurable objectives that are designed to transition individuals with all types of disabilities at all ages out of institutions and into the most integrated setting; and (5) to establish a requirement for clear and uniform annual public reporting by States that includes reporting about— (A) the number of individuals with disabilities who are served in the community and the number who are served in institutions; and (B) the number of individuals with disabilities who have transitioned from an institution to a community-based living situation, and the type of community based living situation into which those individuals have transitioned.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Executive Orders

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

Policy


Comprehensive state wide need assessment of Wyoming citizens with disability (2015) - 07/20/2016

The Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (WY‐DVR) in cooperation with the State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) is required to conduct a comprehensive statewide needs assessment describing the rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities residing in the state. The needs assessment must include information on three categories: 1. Individuals with the most significant disabilities; 2. Individuals with disabilities who are minorities and individuals who have been unserved and underserved by the vocational rehabilitation program; and 3. Individuals with disabilities who are served through other components of the statewide workforce system as identified by individuals and personnel assisting these individuals.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Wyoming DVR Policy Manual - 07/15/2016

“Employment and independence of Wyomingites with disabilities are the overriding goals of the Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). The Division's mission, values and goals describe the consensus of staff and advisory bodies regarding priorities for results and activities.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition

Employment First Planning Guide

“Supported employment is an alternative to traditional sheltered and competitive employment approaches. It is an attempt to meet the specific needs of individuals with disabilities and is based on fundamentally different principles and assumptions. The supported work model assumes that all individuals, regardless of the nature or extent of their disabilities, should have the opportunity and support to work in the community. There are no pre-requisite skills needed for community job success. Therefore, the task is not to identify and place “work ready” individuals, but rather to locate and/or modify meaningful jobs in the community and provide training and supports at the job site”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, “Wyoming State Plan: Five Year Goals 2011-2016”

“A main goal of the Wyoming’s Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities is to put people with developmental disabilities to work in long-term, competitive, meaningful employment consistent with their interests, abilities and needs.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Wyoming Employment First Initiative

Employment First is the policy of the state; whereas, competitive and integrated employment shall be considered the first option when serving persons with disabilities who are of working age to obtain employment. Employment first applies to programs and services that provide services and support to help obtain employment for persons with disabilities.   The Governor’s Employment First Taskforce is developing a strategic plan to implement this employment first policy and will collect and maintain data and information relative to persons with disabilities who are or want to work.  
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming Disability Discrimination Rules

“The purpose of these rules and regulations is to provide definitions and guidelines concerning disability discrimination under the Wyoming Fair Employment Practices Act, W.S. 27-9-101 through 27-9-108.”  The document includes definitions related to various aspects of disability. 

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development

Partnerships


Community of Practice in Transition: Secondary to Postsecondary Report to Wyoming Department of education (2014) - 01/15/2014

During 2013 the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) in collaboration with the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE), Special Programs Division developed a community of practice for student transition (CoP-T). The goal of this project was to bring together leading professionals and parent advocates from around the state to identify best practices and recommendations for improving transition practices in Wyoming.

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)

“The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) is a member of the national network of 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.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

WY Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Policy

“The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is here to assist you to fulfill your employment goals and achieve independence. This booklet will serve as a guide to DVR and the services we provide.”

“As a client of DVR, your rehabilitation program will be tailored to your particular goals, and will be developed by you and your counselor consistent with your unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests and informed choice.”

“The most important person in the process is you. You have the lead role in making your plan for employment a reality. Your counselor works with you toward your goal, informs you of the services DVR can provide and directs you to other agencies for additional services you may need.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities

Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities  Our purpose is to assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to needed community services, individualized supports and other forms of assistance that promote independence, productivity, integration and inclusion in all facets of community life.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Systems-Change Funding


MIG-RATS - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events. 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Citations

Medicaid Infrastructure Grant

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Program is authorized under Section 203 of the Ticket-to-Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act. The 11-year competitive grant program provides funding to states for Medicaid infrastructure development that will build supports for people with disabilities who would like to be employed. States are encouraged to use grant funding to implement and develop the optional working disabled eligibility group (Medicaid buy-in), increase the availability of statewide personal assistance services, form linkages with other state and local agencies that provide employment related supports, and create a seamless infrastructure that will maximize the employment potential of all people with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Training/Capacity Building


Bridges: Building Bridges to Better Tomorrows

Bridges provides quality services to people with disabilities. The Bridges website contains information on case management, pathways to employment, and Wyoming Employment Specialist Training (WEST), among other resources.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health
  • Provider Transformation

Employment Pathway: Planning Your Road to Employment

This guide produced by the Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division provides guidance on employment opportunities and pathways for people with disabilities including discussions on Supported Employment, Customized Employment and Discovery, as well as a review of DVR services.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

MEGA 16 Registration

MEGA is the largest cross-disability conference in the state of Wyoming and covers a variety of topics related to disabilities such as advocacy, employment, education, best practices and other critical issues. Participants include self-advocates/people with disabilities, family members, providers and professionals. The conference brings together a wide range of people and is a great opportunity to network, learn new things, make friends and reconnect.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming Business Enterprise Program

“The Business Enterprise Program is part of Vocational Rehabilitation, and serves eligible Vocational Rehabilitation clients who are interested in becoming self-employed.  Clients have to be eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation services, and have to be at least significantly disabled in order to receive financial assistance for their start-up venture…” 

“The Business Enterprise Program's Small Business Consultant will work with the Vocational Rehabilitation clients to create a business plan for their venture and provide technical assistance.  The client’s business plan will have to show that the business idea is feasible and that the client will be able to perform all tasks. During the business planning process, the Small Business Consultant may refer the client to work with other resources such as the Market Research Center for detailed market research, Small Business Development Center to assist clients with other business training (such as Social Media Networking, for example), or the Wyoming Women’s Business Center to work with clients on obtaining additional funding.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


Wyoming Comprehensive Waiver Transition Plan

On March 17, 2014, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) promulgated new federal regulations that set new standards for Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) Settings. The new standards require the state to have all HCB Settings come into compliance within 5 years of March 17, 2014. The federal regulations are 42 CFR 441.301(c)(4)-(5). CMS posted additional guidance to help states assess compliance and remediate areas that are not fully incompliance. More information on the rules can be found on the CMS website at  www.medicaid.gov/hcbs  .The new requirements address standards for informed choice, protecting the rights of participants, requiring settings to be integrated, not isolating to participants, and not institutional in nature or in its characteristics. To adhere to these rules, each state must submit a transition plan to assess the current settings and implement remediation with the areas of non-compliance within a 5-year timeline.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Wyoming State Medicaid Plan

The State Plan is a contract between a State and the Federal government, enabling the delivery of health care.  It ensures that a State abides by Federal rules and gets FFP.  The State Plan sets out groups to be covered, services provided and limitations, reimbursement methodologies, and administrative requirements.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Comprehensive (1061.R00.00)

“Provides adult day, case management, community integration, homemaker, personal care, prevocational, residential hab, respite, supported employment, dietician services, OT, PT, skilled nursing, speech/hearing/language services, independent support brokerage, behavioral support, child hab, companion, crisis intervention support, environmental mods, individual hab training, self-directed goods and services, special family hab home, specialized equipment, supported living, transportation for individuals with ID/DD 0 - no max age.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Supports (1060.R00.00)

“Provides adult day, case management, community integration, homemaker, personal care, prevocational, respite, supported employment, dietician services, OT, PT, skilled nursing, speech/hearing/language services, independent support brokerage, behavioral support services, child habilitation, cognitive retraining, companion, crisis intervention support, environmental mods, individual hab training, self-directed goods and services, specialized equipment, supported living, transportation for individuals with ID/DD 0 - no max age and BI ages 21 – no max age.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

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/ID/DD ages 0 – 20.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Children's Mental Health (0451.R02.00)

“Provides family care coordination, respite, youth and family training and support for individuals w/mental illness ages 18-21 and for individuals w/serious emotional disturbance ages 4-17.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Acquired Brain Injury (0370.R03.00)

“Provides adult day, case management, community integration, homemaker, personal care, prevocational services, residential hab, respite, supported employment, supported living, OT, PT, speech/hearing/language, independent support broker, behavioral support, cognitive retraining, companion services, crisis intervention support, dietician services, environmental mods, self-directed goods and services, skilled nursing, specialized equipment, transportation for individuals with brain injury ages 21-64.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Adult Developmental Disabilities (0226.R04.00)

TERMINATED 09/30/2014 – “Provides case management, community integrated employment, day hab, homemaker, personal care, prevocational services-phased out yr 1, residential hab, respite, supported living, OT, PT, speech therapy, agency with choice, independent support broker, companion services, dietician services, environmental mods, in home support-phased out yr 1, individually-directed goods and services, skilled nursing, specialized equipment, unpaid caregiver training and education for individuals w/DD, IID ages 21 - no max age.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Assisted Living Facility HCBS (0369.R03.00)

“Provides case management, assisted living service level I, assisted living service level II, assisted living service level III for aged individuals ages 65 - no max age and physically disabled individuals ages 19-64.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Long Term Care (0236.R04.00)

“Provides adult day care, case management, personal care, respite, FMS, care coordination, home delivered meals, non-medical transportation, PERS installation, ERS, self-help assistant, skilled nursing for aged individuals 65 – no max age and physically disabled ages 19-64.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

States - Small Tablet

Snapshot

With the motto "Equal Rights," the Equality State of Wyoming is committed to equal employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities "Like No Place on Earth!"

2014 State Population.
0.26%
Change from
2013 to 2014
584,153
2014 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
5.58%
Change from
2013 to 2014
38,675
2014 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-6.03%
Change from
2013 to 2014
17,466
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
-12.29%
Change from
2013 to 2014
45.16%
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
2.05%
Change from
2013 to 2014
81.04%

State Data

General

2012 2013 2014
Population. 576,412 582,658 584,153
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 34,620 36,518 38,675
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 15,212 18,519 17,466
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 253,986 255,622 259,953
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 43.94% 50.71% 45.16%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 78.53% 79.38% 81.04%
Overall unemployment rate. 5.30% 4.70% 4.30%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 16.00% 15.00% 16.50%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 12.20% 10.30% 10.50%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 34,940 35,936 39,628
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 31,486 32,513 31,627
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 60,514 63,028 64,173
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 811 1,161 710
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 4,482 4,759 5,069
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 1,633 1,420 2,108
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). N/A N/A 625
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A N/A N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 1,766 1,753 2,892
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 1,222 439 704

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 727 721 704
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 11.10% 10.70% 10.60%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 12,777 13,106 13,170

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 5,337 5,325 5,776
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 8,401 8,444 8,556
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 12,154 12,212 12,310
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 43.90% 43.60% 46.90%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. N/A N/A N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A N/A N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2012 2013 2014
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 3,629 3,250 3,707
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.04 0.05 0.05

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2011 2012 2013
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 15 15 9
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 11 7 5
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 73.00% 47.00% 56.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 1.94 1.21 0.86

 

VR OUTCOMES

2013 2014 2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
1,587
N/A
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. 46 N/A N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. 132 N/A N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. 507 N/A N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. 287 N/A N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. 458 N/A N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. 157 N/A N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. 26.90% N/A N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. N/A 479 562
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. N/A 18,096 18,305
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). 82 N/A N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. 67 N/A N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2011 2012 2013
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $668,000 $749,000 $783,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $337,000 $385,000 $396,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $20,079,000 $20,964,000 $21,051,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $0 $0 $0
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 17.00% 18.00% 18.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 0 0 0
Number of people served in facility based work. 122 128 134
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 1,007 1,016 1,035
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 41.90 43.20 44.50

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2011 2012 2013
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 60.59% 62.17% 61.84%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 7.10% 7.07% 7.09%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 2.19% 1.44% 1.34%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 82.06% 96.38% 95.22%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 35.09% 31.56% 26.18%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 56.73% 63.46% 58.12%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 70.18% 79.07% 72.77%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 21.64% 31.90% 31.93%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 76,000
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 222
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 45,042
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 45,042
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 56
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 56
AbilityOne wages (products). $0
AbilityOne wages (services). $596,749

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2014 2015
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 1 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 9 5
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 5
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. N/A 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). N/A 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). N/A 152
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. N/A 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. N/A 152

 

Legislation


Wyoming State Code: TITLE 27 - 04/01/2016

This provision states that it is “a discriminatory or unfair employment practice: For an employer to refuse to hire, to discharge, to promote or demote, or to discriminate in matters of compensation or the terms, conditions or privileges of employment against, a qualified disabled person or any person otherwise qualified, because of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry or pregnancy; [and]For a person, an employment agency, a labor organization, or its employees or members, to discriminate in matters of employment or membership against any person, otherwise qualified, because of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry or pregnancy, or a qualified disabled person…”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Wyoming House Bill 0073: Establishing an Employment First Policy - 07/01/2014

”AN ACT relating to persons with disabilities; establishing employment first as a state policy; declaring it a state policy to support competitive employment in an integrated setting; requiring agencies to support competitive and integrated employment; requiring state agencies working with home and community based waiver service providers to implement employment first policies; requiring reports; providing definitions; and providing for an effective date.”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming "Disability Integration Act" (2015)

The purposes of this Act are— (1) to clarify and strengthen the ADA’s integration mandate in a manner that accelerates State compliance; (2) to clarify that every individual who is eligible for long-term services and supports has a Federally protected right to be meaningfully integrated into that individual’s community and receive community-based long-term services and supports; (3) to ensure that States provide long-term services and supports to individuals with disabilities in a manner that allows individuals with disabilities to live in the most integrated setting, including the individual’s own home, have maximum control over their services and supports, and ensure that long-term services and supports are provided in a manner that allows individuals with disabilities to lead an independent life; (4) to establish a comprehensive State planning requirement that includes enforceable, measurable objectives that are designed to transition individuals with all types of disabilities at all ages out of institutions and into the most integrated setting; and (5) to establish a requirement for clear and uniform annual public reporting by States that includes reporting about— (A) the number of individuals with disabilities who are served in the community and the number who are served in institutions; and (B) the number of individuals with disabilities who have transitioned from an institution to a community-based living situation, and the type of community based living situation into which those individuals have transitioned.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Executive Orders

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

Policy


Comprehensive state wide need assessment of Wyoming citizens with disability (2015) - 07/20/2016

The Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (WY‐DVR) in cooperation with the State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) is required to conduct a comprehensive statewide needs assessment describing the rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities residing in the state. The needs assessment must include information on three categories: 1. Individuals with the most significant disabilities; 2. Individuals with disabilities who are minorities and individuals who have been unserved and underserved by the vocational rehabilitation program; and 3. Individuals with disabilities who are served through other components of the statewide workforce system as identified by individuals and personnel assisting these individuals.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Wyoming DVR Policy Manual - 07/15/2016

“Employment and independence of Wyomingites with disabilities are the overriding goals of the Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). The Division's mission, values and goals describe the consensus of staff and advisory bodies regarding priorities for results and activities.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition

Employment First Planning Guide

“Supported employment is an alternative to traditional sheltered and competitive employment approaches. It is an attempt to meet the specific needs of individuals with disabilities and is based on fundamentally different principles and assumptions. The supported work model assumes that all individuals, regardless of the nature or extent of their disabilities, should have the opportunity and support to work in the community. There are no pre-requisite skills needed for community job success. Therefore, the task is not to identify and place “work ready” individuals, but rather to locate and/or modify meaningful jobs in the community and provide training and supports at the job site”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, “Wyoming State Plan: Five Year Goals 2011-2016”

“A main goal of the Wyoming’s Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities is to put people with developmental disabilities to work in long-term, competitive, meaningful employment consistent with their interests, abilities and needs.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Wyoming Employment First Initiative

Employment First is the policy of the state; whereas, competitive and integrated employment shall be considered the first option when serving persons with disabilities who are of working age to obtain employment. Employment first applies to programs and services that provide services and support to help obtain employment for persons with disabilities.   The Governor’s Employment First Taskforce is developing a strategic plan to implement this employment first policy and will collect and maintain data and information relative to persons with disabilities who are or want to work.  
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming Disability Discrimination Rules

“The purpose of these rules and regulations is to provide definitions and guidelines concerning disability discrimination under the Wyoming Fair Employment Practices Act, W.S. 27-9-101 through 27-9-108.”  The document includes definitions related to various aspects of disability. 

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development

Partnerships


Community of Practice in Transition: Secondary to Postsecondary Report to Wyoming Department of education (2014) - 01/15/2014

During 2013 the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) in collaboration with the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE), Special Programs Division developed a community of practice for student transition (CoP-T). The goal of this project was to bring together leading professionals and parent advocates from around the state to identify best practices and recommendations for improving transition practices in Wyoming.

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)

“The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) is a member of the national network of 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.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

WY Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Policy

“The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is here to assist you to fulfill your employment goals and achieve independence. This booklet will serve as a guide to DVR and the services we provide.”

“As a client of DVR, your rehabilitation program will be tailored to your particular goals, and will be developed by you and your counselor consistent with your unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests and informed choice.”

“The most important person in the process is you. You have the lead role in making your plan for employment a reality. Your counselor works with you toward your goal, informs you of the services DVR can provide and directs you to other agencies for additional services you may need.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities

Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities  Our purpose is to assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to needed community services, individualized supports and other forms of assistance that promote independence, productivity, integration and inclusion in all facets of community life.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Systems-Change Funding


MIG-RATS - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events. 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Citations

Medicaid Infrastructure Grant

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Program is authorized under Section 203 of the Ticket-to-Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act. The 11-year competitive grant program provides funding to states for Medicaid infrastructure development that will build supports for people with disabilities who would like to be employed. States are encouraged to use grant funding to implement and develop the optional working disabled eligibility group (Medicaid buy-in), increase the availability of statewide personal assistance services, form linkages with other state and local agencies that provide employment related supports, and create a seamless infrastructure that will maximize the employment potential of all people with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Training/Capacity Building


Bridges: Building Bridges to Better Tomorrows

Bridges provides quality services to people with disabilities. The Bridges website contains information on case management, pathways to employment, and Wyoming Employment Specialist Training (WEST), among other resources.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health
  • Provider Transformation

Employment Pathway: Planning Your Road to Employment

This guide produced by the Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division provides guidance on employment opportunities and pathways for people with disabilities including discussions on Supported Employment, Customized Employment and Discovery, as well as a review of DVR services.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

MEGA 16 Registration

MEGA is the largest cross-disability conference in the state of Wyoming and covers a variety of topics related to disabilities such as advocacy, employment, education, best practices and other critical issues. Participants include self-advocates/people with disabilities, family members, providers and professionals. The conference brings together a wide range of people and is a great opportunity to network, learn new things, make friends and reconnect.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming Business Enterprise Program

“The Business Enterprise Program is part of Vocational Rehabilitation, and serves eligible Vocational Rehabilitation clients who are interested in becoming self-employed.  Clients have to be eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation services, and have to be at least significantly disabled in order to receive financial assistance for their start-up venture…” 

“The Business Enterprise Program's Small Business Consultant will work with the Vocational Rehabilitation clients to create a business plan for their venture and provide technical assistance.  The client’s business plan will have to show that the business idea is feasible and that the client will be able to perform all tasks. During the business planning process, the Small Business Consultant may refer the client to work with other resources such as the Market Research Center for detailed market research, Small Business Development Center to assist clients with other business training (such as Social Media Networking, for example), or the Wyoming Women’s Business Center to work with clients on obtaining additional funding.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


Wyoming Comprehensive Waiver Transition Plan

On March 17, 2014, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) promulgated new federal regulations that set new standards for Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) Settings. The new standards require the state to have all HCB Settings come into compliance within 5 years of March 17, 2014. The federal regulations are 42 CFR 441.301(c)(4)-(5). CMS posted additional guidance to help states assess compliance and remediate areas that are not fully incompliance. More information on the rules can be found on the CMS website at  www.medicaid.gov/hcbs  .The new requirements address standards for informed choice, protecting the rights of participants, requiring settings to be integrated, not isolating to participants, and not institutional in nature or in its characteristics. To adhere to these rules, each state must submit a transition plan to assess the current settings and implement remediation with the areas of non-compliance within a 5-year timeline.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Wyoming State Medicaid Plan

The State Plan is a contract between a State and the Federal government, enabling the delivery of health care.  It ensures that a State abides by Federal rules and gets FFP.  The State Plan sets out groups to be covered, services provided and limitations, reimbursement methodologies, and administrative requirements.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Comprehensive (1061.R00.00)

“Provides adult day, case management, community integration, homemaker, personal care, prevocational, residential hab, respite, supported employment, dietician services, OT, PT, skilled nursing, speech/hearing/language services, independent support brokerage, behavioral support, child hab, companion, crisis intervention support, environmental mods, individual hab training, self-directed goods and services, special family hab home, specialized equipment, supported living, transportation for individuals with ID/DD 0 - no max age.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Supports (1060.R00.00)

“Provides adult day, case management, community integration, homemaker, personal care, prevocational, respite, supported employment, dietician services, OT, PT, skilled nursing, speech/hearing/language services, independent support brokerage, behavioral support services, child habilitation, cognitive retraining, companion, crisis intervention support, environmental mods, individual hab training, self-directed goods and services, specialized equipment, supported living, transportation for individuals with ID/DD 0 - no max age and BI ages 21 – no max age.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

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/ID/DD ages 0 – 20.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Children's Mental Health (0451.R02.00)

“Provides family care coordination, respite, youth and family training and support for individuals w/mental illness ages 18-21 and for individuals w/serious emotional disturbance ages 4-17.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Acquired Brain Injury (0370.R03.00)

“Provides adult day, case management, community integration, homemaker, personal care, prevocational services, residential hab, respite, supported employment, supported living, OT, PT, speech/hearing/language, independent support broker, behavioral support, cognitive retraining, companion services, crisis intervention support, dietician services, environmental mods, self-directed goods and services, skilled nursing, specialized equipment, transportation for individuals with brain injury ages 21-64.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Adult Developmental Disabilities (0226.R04.00)

TERMINATED 09/30/2014 – “Provides case management, community integrated employment, day hab, homemaker, personal care, prevocational services-phased out yr 1, residential hab, respite, supported living, OT, PT, speech therapy, agency with choice, independent support broker, companion services, dietician services, environmental mods, in home support-phased out yr 1, individually-directed goods and services, skilled nursing, specialized equipment, unpaid caregiver training and education for individuals w/DD, IID ages 21 - no max age.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Assisted Living Facility HCBS (0369.R03.00)

“Provides case management, assisted living service level I, assisted living service level II, assisted living service level III for aged individuals ages 65 - no max age and physically disabled individuals ages 19-64.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Long Term Care (0236.R04.00)

“Provides adult day care, case management, personal care, respite, FMS, care coordination, home delivered meals, non-medical transportation, PERS installation, ERS, self-help assistant, skilled nursing for aged individuals 65 – no max age and physically disabled ages 19-64.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

States - Phablet

Snapshot

With the motto "Equal Rights," the Equality State of Wyoming is committed to equal employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities "Like No Place on Earth!"

2014 State Population.
0.26%
Change from
2013 to 2014
584,153
2014 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
5.58%
Change from
2013 to 2014
38,675
2014 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-6.03%
Change from
2013 to 2014
17,466
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
-12.29%
Change from
2013 to 2014
45.16%
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
2.05%
Change from
2013 to 2014
81.04%

State Data

General

2014
Population. 584,153
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 38,675
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 17,466
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 259,953
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 45.16%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 81.04%
Overall unemployment rate. 4.30%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 16.50%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 10.50%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 39,628
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 31,627
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 64,173
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 710
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 5,069
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 2,108
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 625
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 2,892
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 704

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2014
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 704
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 10.60%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 13,170

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2014
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 5,776
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 8,556
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 12,310
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 46.90%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2014
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 3,707
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.05

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2013
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 9
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 5
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 56.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 0.86

 

VR OUTCOMES

2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 562
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 18,305
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2013
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $783,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $396,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $21,051,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $0
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 18.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 0
Number of people served in facility based work. 134
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 1,035
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 44.50

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2013
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 61.84%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 7.09%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 1.34%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 95.22%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 26.18%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 58.12%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 72.77%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 31.93%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 76,000
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 222
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 45,042
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 45,042
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 56
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 56
AbilityOne wages (products). $0
AbilityOne wages (services). $596,749

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2015
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 5
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. 5
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 152
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. 152

 

Legislation


Wyoming State Code: TITLE 27 - 04/01/2016

This provision states that it is “a discriminatory or unfair employment practice: For an employer to refuse to hire, to discharge, to promote or demote, or to discriminate in matters of compensation or the terms, conditions or privileges of employment against, a qualified disabled person or any person otherwise qualified, because of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry or pregnancy; [and]For a person, an employment agency, a labor organization, or its employees or members, to discriminate in matters of employment or membership against any person, otherwise qualified, because of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry or pregnancy, or a qualified disabled person…”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Wyoming House Bill 0073: Establishing an Employment First Policy - 07/01/2014

”AN ACT relating to persons with disabilities; establishing employment first as a state policy; declaring it a state policy to support competitive employment in an integrated setting; requiring agencies to support competitive and integrated employment; requiring state agencies working with home and community based waiver service providers to implement employment first policies; requiring reports; providing definitions; and providing for an effective date.”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming "Disability Integration Act" (2015)

The purposes of this Act are— (1) to clarify and strengthen the ADA’s integration mandate in a manner that accelerates State compliance; (2) to clarify that every individual who is eligible for long-term services and supports has a Federally protected right to be meaningfully integrated into that individual’s community and receive community-based long-term services and supports; (3) to ensure that States provide long-term services and supports to individuals with disabilities in a manner that allows individuals with disabilities to live in the most integrated setting, including the individual’s own home, have maximum control over their services and supports, and ensure that long-term services and supports are provided in a manner that allows individuals with disabilities to lead an independent life; (4) to establish a comprehensive State planning requirement that includes enforceable, measurable objectives that are designed to transition individuals with all types of disabilities at all ages out of institutions and into the most integrated setting; and (5) to establish a requirement for clear and uniform annual public reporting by States that includes reporting about— (A) the number of individuals with disabilities who are served in the community and the number who are served in institutions; and (B) the number of individuals with disabilities who have transitioned from an institution to a community-based living situation, and the type of community based living situation into which those individuals have transitioned.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Executive Orders

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

Policy


Comprehensive state wide need assessment of Wyoming citizens with disability (2015) - 07/20/2016

The Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (WY‐DVR) in cooperation with the State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) is required to conduct a comprehensive statewide needs assessment describing the rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities residing in the state. The needs assessment must include information on three categories: 1. Individuals with the most significant disabilities; 2. Individuals with disabilities who are minorities and individuals who have been unserved and underserved by the vocational rehabilitation program; and 3. Individuals with disabilities who are served through other components of the statewide workforce system as identified by individuals and personnel assisting these individuals.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Wyoming DVR Policy Manual - 07/15/2016

“Employment and independence of Wyomingites with disabilities are the overriding goals of the Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). The Division's mission, values and goals describe the consensus of staff and advisory bodies regarding priorities for results and activities.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition

Employment First Planning Guide

“Supported employment is an alternative to traditional sheltered and competitive employment approaches. It is an attempt to meet the specific needs of individuals with disabilities and is based on fundamentally different principles and assumptions. The supported work model assumes that all individuals, regardless of the nature or extent of their disabilities, should have the opportunity and support to work in the community. There are no pre-requisite skills needed for community job success. Therefore, the task is not to identify and place “work ready” individuals, but rather to locate and/or modify meaningful jobs in the community and provide training and supports at the job site”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, “Wyoming State Plan: Five Year Goals 2011-2016”

“A main goal of the Wyoming’s Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities is to put people with developmental disabilities to work in long-term, competitive, meaningful employment consistent with their interests, abilities and needs.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Wyoming Employment First Initiative

Employment First is the policy of the state; whereas, competitive and integrated employment shall be considered the first option when serving persons with disabilities who are of working age to obtain employment. Employment first applies to programs and services that provide services and support to help obtain employment for persons with disabilities.   The Governor’s Employment First Taskforce is developing a strategic plan to implement this employment first policy and will collect and maintain data and information relative to persons with disabilities who are or want to work.  
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming Disability Discrimination Rules

“The purpose of these rules and regulations is to provide definitions and guidelines concerning disability discrimination under the Wyoming Fair Employment Practices Act, W.S. 27-9-101 through 27-9-108.”  The document includes definitions related to various aspects of disability. 

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development

Partnerships


Community of Practice in Transition: Secondary to Postsecondary Report to Wyoming Department of education (2014) - 01/15/2014

During 2013 the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) in collaboration with the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE), Special Programs Division developed a community of practice for student transition (CoP-T). The goal of this project was to bring together leading professionals and parent advocates from around the state to identify best practices and recommendations for improving transition practices in Wyoming.

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)

“The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) is a member of the national network of 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.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

WY Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Policy

“The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is here to assist you to fulfill your employment goals and achieve independence. This booklet will serve as a guide to DVR and the services we provide.”

“As a client of DVR, your rehabilitation program will be tailored to your particular goals, and will be developed by you and your counselor consistent with your unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests and informed choice.”

“The most important person in the process is you. You have the lead role in making your plan for employment a reality. Your counselor works with you toward your goal, informs you of the services DVR can provide and directs you to other agencies for additional services you may need.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities

Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities  Our purpose is to assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to needed community services, individualized supports and other forms of assistance that promote independence, productivity, integration and inclusion in all facets of community life.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Systems-Change Funding


MIG-RATS - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events. 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Citations

Medicaid Infrastructure Grant

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Program is authorized under Section 203 of the Ticket-to-Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act. The 11-year competitive grant program provides funding to states for Medicaid infrastructure development that will build supports for people with disabilities who would like to be employed. States are encouraged to use grant funding to implement and develop the optional working disabled eligibility group (Medicaid buy-in), increase the availability of statewide personal assistance services, form linkages with other state and local agencies that provide employment related supports, and create a seamless infrastructure that will maximize the employment potential of all people with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Training/Capacity Building


Bridges: Building Bridges to Better Tomorrows

Bridges provides quality services to people with disabilities. The Bridges website contains information on case management, pathways to employment, and Wyoming Employment Specialist Training (WEST), among other resources.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health
  • Provider Transformation

Employment Pathway: Planning Your Road to Employment

This guide produced by the Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division provides guidance on employment opportunities and pathways for people with disabilities including discussions on Supported Employment, Customized Employment and Discovery, as well as a review of DVR services.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

MEGA 16 Registration

MEGA is the largest cross-disability conference in the state of Wyoming and covers a variety of topics related to disabilities such as advocacy, employment, education, best practices and other critical issues. Participants include self-advocates/people with disabilities, family members, providers and professionals. The conference brings together a wide range of people and is a great opportunity to network, learn new things, make friends and reconnect.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming Business Enterprise Program

“The Business Enterprise Program is part of Vocational Rehabilitation, and serves eligible Vocational Rehabilitation clients who are interested in becoming self-employed.  Clients have to be eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation services, and have to be at least significantly disabled in order to receive financial assistance for their start-up venture…” 

“The Business Enterprise Program's Small Business Consultant will work with the Vocational Rehabilitation clients to create a business plan for their venture and provide technical assistance.  The client’s business plan will have to show that the business idea is feasible and that the client will be able to perform all tasks. During the business planning process, the Small Business Consultant may refer the client to work with other resources such as the Market Research Center for detailed market research, Small Business Development Center to assist clients with other business training (such as Social Media Networking, for example), or the Wyoming Women’s Business Center to work with clients on obtaining additional funding.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


Wyoming Comprehensive Waiver Transition Plan

On March 17, 2014, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) promulgated new federal regulations that set new standards for Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) Settings. The new standards require the state to have all HCB Settings come into compliance within 5 years of March 17, 2014. The federal regulations are 42 CFR 441.301(c)(4)-(5). CMS posted additional guidance to help states assess compliance and remediate areas that are not fully incompliance. More information on the rules can be found on the CMS website at  www.medicaid.gov/hcbs  .The new requirements address standards for informed choice, protecting the rights of participants, requiring settings to be integrated, not isolating to participants, and not institutional in nature or in its characteristics. To adhere to these rules, each state must submit a transition plan to assess the current settings and implement remediation with the areas of non-compliance within a 5-year timeline.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Wyoming State Medicaid Plan

The State Plan is a contract between a State and the Federal government, enabling the delivery of health care.  It ensures that a State abides by Federal rules and gets FFP.  The State Plan sets out groups to be covered, services provided and limitations, reimbursement methodologies, and administrative requirements.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Comprehensive (1061.R00.00)

“Provides adult day, case management, community integration, homemaker, personal care, prevocational, residential hab, respite, supported employment, dietician services, OT, PT, skilled nursing, speech/hearing/language services, independent support brokerage, behavioral support, child hab, companion, crisis intervention support, environmental mods, individual hab training, self-directed goods and services, special family hab home, specialized equipment, supported living, transportation for individuals with ID/DD 0 - no max age.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Supports (1060.R00.00)

“Provides adult day, case management, community integration, homemaker, personal care, prevocational, respite, supported employment, dietician services, OT, PT, skilled nursing, speech/hearing/language services, independent support brokerage, behavioral support services, child habilitation, cognitive retraining, companion, crisis intervention support, environmental mods, individual hab training, self-directed goods and services, specialized equipment, supported living, transportation for individuals with ID/DD 0 - no max age and BI ages 21 – no max age.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

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/ID/DD ages 0 – 20.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Children's Mental Health (0451.R02.00)

“Provides family care coordination, respite, youth and family training and support for individuals w/mental illness ages 18-21 and for individuals w/serious emotional disturbance ages 4-17.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Acquired Brain Injury (0370.R03.00)

“Provides adult day, case management, community integration, homemaker, personal care, prevocational services, residential hab, respite, supported employment, supported living, OT, PT, speech/hearing/language, independent support broker, behavioral support, cognitive retraining, companion services, crisis intervention support, dietician services, environmental mods, self-directed goods and services, skilled nursing, specialized equipment, transportation for individuals with brain injury ages 21-64.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Adult Developmental Disabilities (0226.R04.00)

TERMINATED 09/30/2014 – “Provides case management, community integrated employment, day hab, homemaker, personal care, prevocational services-phased out yr 1, residential hab, respite, supported living, OT, PT, speech therapy, agency with choice, independent support broker, companion services, dietician services, environmental mods, in home support-phased out yr 1, individually-directed goods and services, skilled nursing, specialized equipment, unpaid caregiver training and education for individuals w/DD, IID ages 21 - no max age.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Assisted Living Facility HCBS (0369.R03.00)

“Provides case management, assisted living service level I, assisted living service level II, assisted living service level III for aged individuals ages 65 - no max age and physically disabled individuals ages 19-64.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Long Term Care (0236.R04.00)

“Provides adult day care, case management, personal care, respite, FMS, care coordination, home delivered meals, non-medical transportation, PERS installation, ERS, self-help assistant, skilled nursing for aged individuals 65 – no max age and physically disabled ages 19-64.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

States - Phone

Snapshot

With the motto "Equal Rights," the Equality State of Wyoming is committed to equal employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities "Like No Place on Earth!"

2014 State Population.
0.26%
Change from
2013 to 2014
584,153
2014 Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
5.58%
Change from
2013 to 2014
38,675
2014 Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64).
-6.03%
Change from
2013 to 2014
17,466
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities).
-12.29%
Change from
2013 to 2014
45.16%
2014 Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities).
2.05%
Change from
2013 to 2014
81.04%

State Data

General

2014
Population. 584,153
Number of people with disabilities (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 38,675
Number of people with disabilities who are employed (all disabilities, ages 18-64). 17,466
Number of people without disabilities who are employed (ages 18-64). 259,953
Percentage of working age people who are employed (all disabilities). 45.16%
Percentage of working age people who are employed (NO disabilities). 81.04%
Overall unemployment rate. 4.30%
Poverty Rate (all disabilities). 16.50%
Poverty Rate (NO disabilities). 10.50%
Number of males with disabilities (all ages). 39,628
Number of females with disabilities (all ages). 31,627
Number of Caucasians with disabilities (all ages). 64,173
Number of African Americans with disabilities (all ages). 710
Number of Hispanic/Latinos with disabilities (all ages). 5,069
Number of American Indians/Alaska Natives with disabilities (all ages). 2,108
Number of Asians with disabilities (all ages). 625
Number of Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders with disabilities (all ages). N/A
Number of with multiple races disabilities (all ages). 2,892
Number of others with disabilities (all ages). 704

 

SSA OUTCOMES

2014
Number of SSI recipients with disabilities who work. 704
Percentage of SSI recipients with disabilities who work relative to total SSI recipients with disabilities. 10.60%
Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) recipients/workers with disabilities. 13,170

 

MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES

2014
Number of mental health services consumers who are employed. 5,776
Number of mental health services consumers who are part of the labor force (employed or actively looking for employment). 8,556
Number of adults served who have a known employment status. 12,310
Percentage of all state mental health agency consumers served in the community who are employed. 46.90%
Percentage of supported employment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of supported housing services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of assertive community treatment services evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Percentage of medications management evidence based practices (EBP). N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported employment services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) supported housing services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) assertive community treatment services. N/A
Number of evidence based practices (EBP) medications management. N/A

 

WAGNER PEYSER OUTCOMES

2014
Number of registered job seekers with a disability. 3,707
Proportion of registered job seekers with a disability. 0.05

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES (ADULTS)

2013
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work served by Job Training and Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs. 9
Total number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment. 5
Percentage of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment relative to total the number of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work. 56.00%
Incidence rate of people with a disability that is a substantial barrier to work who entered unsubsidized employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 0.86

 

VR OUTCOMES

2015
Total Number of people served under VR.
N/A
Number of people with visual impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with communicative (hearing loss, deafness) impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with physical impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people cognitive impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people psychosocial impairments served under VR. N/A
Number of people with mental impairments served under VR. N/A
Percentage of overall closures into employment under VR. N/A
Number of employment network (EN) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) tickets assigned. 562
Number of eligible ticket to work beneficiaries. 18,305
Total number of ID closures using supported employment services with or without Title VI-B funds expended (VI-C prior to 2002). N/A
Total number of ID competitive labor market closures. N/A

 

IDD OUTCOMES

2013
Dollars spent on day/employment services for integrated employment funding. $783,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based work funding. $396,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for facility-based non-work funding. $21,051,000
Dollars spent on day/employment services for community based non-work funding. $0
Percentage of people served in integrated employment. 18.00%
Number of people served in community based non-work. 0
Number of people served in facility based work. 134
Number of people served in facility based non-work. 1,035
Number supported in integrated employment per 100,000 individuals in the general state population. 44.50

 

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

2013
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day (Indicator 5a). 61.84%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class less than 40% of the day (Indicator 5b). 7.09%
Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements (Indicator 5c). 1.34%
Percent of youth with IEPs aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes appropriate measurable postsecondary goals (Indicator 13). 95.22%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14a). 26.18%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14b). 58.12%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school (Indicator 14c). 72.77%
Percentage of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were competitively employed within one year of leaving high school (Subset of Indicator 14). 31.93%

 

ABILITYONE/JWOD PROGRAM

2014
Number of overall agency blind and SD hours. 76,000
Number of overall total blind and SD workers. 222
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (services). 45,042
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD hours (combined). 45,042
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (products). 0
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (services). 56
Number of AbilityOne blind and SD workers (combined). 56
AbilityOne wages (products). $0
AbilityOne wages (services). $596,749

 

WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION: 14(c) CERTIFICATE-HOLDING ENTITIES OUTCOMES

2015
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding private businesses. 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Number of 14(c) certificate-holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 5
Number of 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 0
Total Number of 14(c) certificate holding entities. 5
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding private businesses. 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14 (c) certificate holding school work experience programs (SWEPs). 0
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding community rehabilitation programs (CRPs). 152
Reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding patient workers. 0
Total reported number of people with disabilities working under 14(c) certificate holding entities. 152

 

Legislation


Wyoming State Code: TITLE 27 - 04/01/2016

This provision states that it is “a discriminatory or unfair employment practice: For an employer to refuse to hire, to discharge, to promote or demote, or to discriminate in matters of compensation or the terms, conditions or privileges of employment against, a qualified disabled person or any person otherwise qualified, because of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry or pregnancy; [and]For a person, an employment agency, a labor organization, or its employees or members, to discriminate in matters of employment or membership against any person, otherwise qualified, because of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry or pregnancy, or a qualified disabled person…”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Wyoming House Bill 0073: Establishing an Employment First Policy - 07/01/2014

”AN ACT relating to persons with disabilities; establishing employment first as a state policy; declaring it a state policy to support competitive employment in an integrated setting; requiring agencies to support competitive and integrated employment; requiring state agencies working with home and community based waiver service providers to implement employment first policies; requiring reports; providing definitions; and providing for an effective date.”

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Other
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming "Disability Integration Act" (2015)

The purposes of this Act are— (1) to clarify and strengthen the ADA’s integration mandate in a manner that accelerates State compliance; (2) to clarify that every individual who is eligible for long-term services and supports has a Federally protected right to be meaningfully integrated into that individual’s community and receive community-based long-term services and supports; (3) to ensure that States provide long-term services and supports to individuals with disabilities in a manner that allows individuals with disabilities to live in the most integrated setting, including the individual’s own home, have maximum control over their services and supports, and ensure that long-term services and supports are provided in a manner that allows individuals with disabilities to lead an independent life; (4) to establish a comprehensive State planning requirement that includes enforceable, measurable objectives that are designed to transition individuals with all types of disabilities at all ages out of institutions and into the most integrated setting; and (5) to establish a requirement for clear and uniform annual public reporting by States that includes reporting about— (A) the number of individuals with disabilities who are served in the community and the number who are served in institutions; and (B) the number of individuals with disabilities who have transitioned from an institution to a community-based living situation, and the type of community based living situation into which those individuals have transitioned.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services

Executive Orders

No Executive Orders have been entered for this state.

Policy


Comprehensive state wide need assessment of Wyoming citizens with disability (2015) - 07/20/2016

The Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (WY‐DVR) in cooperation with the State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) is required to conduct a comprehensive statewide needs assessment describing the rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities residing in the state. The needs assessment must include information on three categories: 1. Individuals with the most significant disabilities; 2. Individuals with disabilities who are minorities and individuals who have been unserved and underserved by the vocational rehabilitation program; and 3. Individuals with disabilities who are served through other components of the statewide workforce system as identified by individuals and personnel assisting these individuals.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement

Wyoming DVR Policy Manual - 07/15/2016

“Employment and independence of Wyomingites with disabilities are the overriding goals of the Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). The Division's mission, values and goals describe the consensus of staff and advisory bodies regarding priorities for results and activities.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition

Employment First Planning Guide

“Supported employment is an alternative to traditional sheltered and competitive employment approaches. It is an attempt to meet the specific needs of individuals with disabilities and is based on fundamentally different principles and assumptions. The supported work model assumes that all individuals, regardless of the nature or extent of their disabilities, should have the opportunity and support to work in the community. There are no pre-requisite skills needed for community job success. Therefore, the task is not to identify and place “work ready” individuals, but rather to locate and/or modify meaningful jobs in the community and provide training and supports at the job site”

Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation

Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, “Wyoming State Plan: Five Year Goals 2011-2016”

“A main goal of the Wyoming’s Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities is to put people with developmental disabilities to work in long-term, competitive, meaningful employment consistent with their interests, abilities and needs.”

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Employer Engagement

Wyoming Employment First Initiative

Employment First is the policy of the state; whereas, competitive and integrated employment shall be considered the first option when serving persons with disabilities who are of working age to obtain employment. Employment first applies to programs and services that provide services and support to help obtain employment for persons with disabilities.   The Governor’s Employment First Taskforce is developing a strategic plan to implement this employment first policy and will collect and maintain data and information relative to persons with disabilities who are or want to work.  
Systems
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming Disability Discrimination Rules

“The purpose of these rules and regulations is to provide definitions and guidelines concerning disability discrimination under the Wyoming Fair Employment Practices Act, W.S. 27-9-101 through 27-9-108.”  The document includes definitions related to various aspects of disability. 

Systems
  • Department of Workforce Development

Partnerships


Community of Practice in Transition: Secondary to Postsecondary Report to Wyoming Department of education (2014) - 01/15/2014

During 2013 the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) in collaboration with the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE), Special Programs Division developed a community of practice for student transition (CoP-T). The goal of this project was to bring together leading professionals and parent advocates from around the state to identify best practices and recommendations for improving transition practices in Wyoming.

Systems
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)

“The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) is a member of the national network of 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.” 

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

WY Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Policy

“The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is here to assist you to fulfill your employment goals and achieve independence. This booklet will serve as a guide to DVR and the services we provide.”

“As a client of DVR, your rehabilitation program will be tailored to your particular goals, and will be developed by you and your counselor consistent with your unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests and informed choice.”

“The most important person in the process is you. You have the lead role in making your plan for employment a reality. Your counselor works with you toward your goal, informs you of the services DVR can provide and directs you to other agencies for additional services you may need.”

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics
  • Provider Transformation

Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities

Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities  Our purpose is to assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to needed community services, individualized supports and other forms of assistance that promote independence, productivity, integration and inclusion in all facets of community life.”  
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Systems-Change Funding


MIG-RATS - 10/12/2007

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events. 

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Citations

Medicaid Infrastructure Grant

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Program is authorized under Section 203 of the Ticket-to-Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act. The 11-year competitive grant program provides funding to states for Medicaid infrastructure development that will build supports for people with disabilities who would like to be employed. States are encouraged to use grant funding to implement and develop the optional working disabled eligibility group (Medicaid buy-in), increase the availability of statewide personal assistance services, form linkages with other state and local agencies that provide employment related supports, and create a seamless infrastructure that will maximize the employment potential of all people with disabilities.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Training/Capacity Building


Bridges: Building Bridges to Better Tomorrows

Bridges provides quality services to people with disabilities. The Bridges website contains information on case management, pathways to employment, and Wyoming Employment Specialist Training (WEST), among other resources.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health
  • Provider Transformation

Employment Pathway: Planning Your Road to Employment

This guide produced by the Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division provides guidance on employment opportunities and pathways for people with disabilities including discussions on Supported Employment, Customized Employment and Discovery, as well as a review of DVR services.

Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Other
Topics
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health

MEGA 16 Registration

MEGA is the largest cross-disability conference in the state of Wyoming and covers a variety of topics related to disabilities such as advocacy, employment, education, best practices and other critical issues. Participants include self-advocates/people with disabilities, family members, providers and professionals. The conference brings together a wide range of people and is a great opportunity to network, learn new things, make friends and reconnect.

Systems
  • Other
Topics
  • Mental Health
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Wyoming Business Enterprise Program

“The Business Enterprise Program is part of Vocational Rehabilitation, and serves eligible Vocational Rehabilitation clients who are interested in becoming self-employed.  Clients have to be eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation services, and have to be at least significantly disabled in order to receive financial assistance for their start-up venture…” 

“The Business Enterprise Program's Small Business Consultant will work with the Vocational Rehabilitation clients to create a business plan for their venture and provide technical assistance.  The client’s business plan will have to show that the business idea is feasible and that the client will be able to perform all tasks. During the business planning process, the Small Business Consultant may refer the client to work with other resources such as the Market Research Center for detailed market research, Small Business Development Center to assist clients with other business training (such as Social Media Networking, for example), or the Wyoming Women’s Business Center to work with clients on obtaining additional funding.”

 
Systems
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics
  • Self-Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships

Enforcement

No Enforcement have been entered for this state.

Medicaid & Employment


Wyoming Comprehensive Waiver Transition Plan

On March 17, 2014, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) promulgated new federal regulations that set new standards for Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) Settings. The new standards require the state to have all HCB Settings come into compliance within 5 years of March 17, 2014. The federal regulations are 42 CFR 441.301(c)(4)-(5). CMS posted additional guidance to help states assess compliance and remediate areas that are not fully incompliance. More information on the rules can be found on the CMS website at  www.medicaid.gov/hcbs  .The new requirements address standards for informed choice, protecting the rights of participants, requiring settings to be integrated, not isolating to participants, and not institutional in nature or in its characteristics. To adhere to these rules, each state must submit a transition plan to assess the current settings and implement remediation with the areas of non-compliance within a 5-year timeline.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

Wyoming State Medicaid Plan

The State Plan is a contract between a State and the Federal government, enabling the delivery of health care.  It ensures that a State abides by Federal rules and gets FFP.  The State Plan sets out groups to be covered, services provided and limitations, reimbursement methodologies, and administrative requirements.

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Comprehensive (1061.R00.00)

“Provides adult day, case management, community integration, homemaker, personal care, prevocational, residential hab, respite, supported employment, dietician services, OT, PT, skilled nursing, speech/hearing/language services, independent support brokerage, behavioral support, child hab, companion, crisis intervention support, environmental mods, individual hab training, self-directed goods and services, special family hab home, specialized equipment, supported living, transportation for individuals with ID/DD 0 - no max age.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Supports (1060.R00.00)

“Provides adult day, case management, community integration, homemaker, personal care, prevocational, respite, supported employment, dietician services, OT, PT, skilled nursing, speech/hearing/language services, independent support brokerage, behavioral support services, child habilitation, cognitive retraining, companion, crisis intervention support, environmental mods, individual hab training, self-directed goods and services, specialized equipment, supported living, transportation for individuals with ID/DD 0 - no max age and BI ages 21 – no max age.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

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/ID/DD ages 0 – 20.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Children's Mental Health (0451.R02.00)

“Provides family care coordination, respite, youth and family training and support for individuals w/mental illness ages 18-21 and for individuals w/serious emotional disturbance ages 4-17.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Acquired Brain Injury (0370.R03.00)

“Provides adult day, case management, community integration, homemaker, personal care, prevocational services, residential hab, respite, supported employment, supported living, OT, PT, speech/hearing/language, independent support broker, behavioral support, cognitive retraining, companion services, crisis intervention support, dietician services, environmental mods, self-directed goods and services, skilled nursing, specialized equipment, transportation for individuals with brain injury ages 21-64.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Adult Developmental Disabilities (0226.R04.00)

TERMINATED 09/30/2014 – “Provides case management, community integrated employment, day hab, homemaker, personal care, prevocational services-phased out yr 1, residential hab, respite, supported living, OT, PT, speech therapy, agency with choice, independent support broker, companion services, dietician services, environmental mods, in home support-phased out yr 1, individually-directed goods and services, skilled nursing, specialized equipment, unpaid caregiver training and education for individuals w/DD, IID ages 21 - no max age.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Assisted Living Facility HCBS (0369.R03.00)

“Provides case management, assisted living service level I, assisted living service level II, assisted living service level III for aged individuals ages 65 - no max age and physically disabled individuals ages 19-64.”

 
Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

WY Long Term Care (0236.R04.00)

“Provides adult day care, case management, personal care, respite, FMS, care coordination, home delivered meals, non-medical transportation, PERS installation, ERS, self-help assistant, skilled nursing for aged individuals 65 – no max age and physically disabled ages 19-64.”

Systems
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)