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General Information

Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept 4298
Laramie, WY 82071-4298
(307) 766-6187 (Local)
(307) 766-2763 (Fax)
(800) 908-7011 (Toll-Free)
(307) 766-2720 (TDD/TTY)
watr@uwyo.edu
http://www.uwyo.edu/wind/watr/index.html

Brief Description

WATR is Wyoming's Assistive Technology Act program and a resource for all assistive technology (AT) needs in Wyoming. AT may be a device or solution that enhances an individual's ability to live, play, or work independently. WATR activities include: Device Demonstrations; Device Loan Center; Device Reutilization; Alternative Financing; AT Assessments and Evaluations; Training and Technical Assistance; Public Awareness Activities and Coordination and Collaboration.

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Clients served on average per year: 500
Number of staff: 3
Geographic area served: State of Wyoming
Publications: Monthly DispATch e-bulletin and the semi-annual WAVES Newsletter. To view these publications visit: http://www.uwyo.edu/wind/watr/publications.html.

Staff

Gisele Knopf, Assistive Technology Associate, (307) 766-2051, gknopf@uwyo.edu
Ryan Rausch, Occupational Therapist, Assistive Technology Specialist, (307) 766-6187, rrausch@uwyo.edu

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Advocacy
    • Short-term loan of assistive technology
  • Assistive Products
    • Maintains a demonstration center in which individuals can try out and evaluate various pieces of assistive technology including low tech and high tech devices.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides a free information and referral program.

Services for Children

  • Assessment
    • With a staff of certified Assistive Technology professionals, we are able to offer fee-for-service AT Assessments and AAC Consultations.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • We offer statewide training for individuals in the areas of education, early intervention programs, adult service programs, hospitals, health care facilities, institutes of higher education, and businesses.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides a variety of training opportunities for professional organizations, state agencies, private industry, service providers, community groups, and consumers interested in learning more about assistive technology and services.
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