developmental disabilities http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Mead requests 20 million for Developmental Disability program http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mead-requests-20-million-developmental-disability-program <p> An effort to remove people off the Developmental Disability waiver waiting list by using savings from other parts of the program may take longer than previously thought.</p><p>So Governor Matt Mead is proposing putting 20 million dollars in the program.&nbsp; Currently there are about 600 people hoping to get funding to help care for a family member with a brain injury or other disability.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:21:14 +0000 Bob Beck 51022 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mead requests 20 million for Developmental Disability program Senator says spending on the Developmental Disability waiver program must be reduced http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senator-says-spending-developmental-disability-waiver-program-must-be-reduced <p>The Wyoming Department of Health has been given the task of cutting some 24 million dollars from the Developmental Disability waiver program.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The goal would be redistribute that money to try and get services to nearly 600 people who remain on the waiting list.&nbsp; The waiver program provides money to deliver services to people with disabilities.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:45:03 +0000 Bob Beck 47012 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senator says spending on the Developmental Disability waiver program must be reduced Department of Health adjusts Developmental Disability changes http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/department-health-adjusts-developmental-disability-changes <p>Plans to fine-tune a major state Developmental Disabilities program will continue, but changes will occur gradually.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Home- and Community-Based Waivers program provides services from intensive supervision to help with a number of tasks.&nbsp;</p><p>But nearly 600 people are on the waiting list for services, and the Department of Health has been ordered to reduce the waiting list, without spending more money.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 02:05:41 +0000 Bob Beck 46068 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Department of Health adjusts Developmental Disability changes Health Department seeks to serve more developmentally disabled Wyomingites http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/health-department-seeks-serve-more-developmentally-disabled-wyomingites <p></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 23:58:01 +0000 Willow Belden 44281 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Health Department seeks to serve more developmentally disabled Wyomingites Advocacy group urges state not to cut funding for developmental disabilities http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/advocacy-group-urges-state-not-cut-funding-developmental-disabilities <p>A group called Protection and Advocacy, which advocates for people with disabilities, has sent a letter to Wyoming, expressing concern over potential budget cuts for developmental disabilities.</p><p>Gov. Matt Mead has called for all agencies to prepare for 8 percent budget cuts. The Department of Health has not yet specified what it would cut, but Protection and Advocacy CEO Jeanne Thobro says she&rsquo;s concerned that Wyomingites with developmental disabilities could lose vital services.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 23:24:17 +0000 Willow Belden 25711 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Advocacy group urges state not to cut funding for developmental disabilities