Wyoming

The information presented below is a brief overview of this state's early intervention service system. Please contact the lead state agency or follow the various links for more detailed information.

Lead agency for early intervention services

Wyoming's Early Intervention and Education Program Unit is part of the Wyoming Department of Health.

Eligibility criteria for early intervention services

Children under the age of 3 may be eligible if they have:

  • Developmental delay of 1.5 standard deviations or 25 percent delay in one or more developmental areas
  • Diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay

See eligibility criteria (Page 23) for more details.

Number of children served

Wyoming reported 1,149 infants and toddlers for the 2012 child count.

Support service structure

A network of regional child development centers coordinates local early intervention services.

Initial family contact

Families may contact the regional child development center serving their location or call 307-777-7115.

Services for at-risk children

Local service teams will provide information on available resources to families with children who are not eligible for early intervention services. Families may also contact the parent training and information center listed below.

Family cost participation

Families are not charged a fee for services. Public and private insurance may be accessed under certain conditions. See family cost (Page 70) for more information.

Insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder services

Wyoming has not enacted legislation related to insurance coverage specifically for autism spectrum disorder-related services.

Parent training and information center

The Wyoming Parent Information Center is Wyoming's parent training and information center.

Early childhood school services information

Information regarding school services for children ages 3 through 5 is available from local service teams, the parent training and information center listed above and the local school district. Additional information is available by contacting:

WY Division of Developmental Disabilities
Phone: 307- 777-7715

WY Department of Education
Phone: 307-777-7538

State early intervention resources

Additional information and resources are available at preschool resources.

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