Technical Assistance & Guidance

Contact Information

Administrative Assistant
Deb Montoya
(307) 777-3530

Guidance Documents

6th Annual Education Leadership Symposium 2012 Documents


Session Handouts for Days 1 and 2 (Mon & Tue, June 25-26)

  • Dr. Marilyn Friend: Co-Teaching Beyond Basic (invitation-only session on Monday) (Handout)
  • Dr. Marilyn Friend: Co-Teaching Intro (public session on Tuesday) (Handout)
  • Dr. Clayton Cook: Strategies for Severe Behaviors and/or Mental Health Needs (Handout)
  • Melisa Genaux, Renee Schroeder, Christine Revere: Reducing Behavior Problems in the Classroom (Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout 4)
  • Lenore Knudtson and WDE Staff: Key Components of the Special Education Process (Handouts will be available during the presentations)
  • Dr. Jane Brutsman, Tori Lesher, Sheryl Lain: A Day in Comprehensive Literacy (Handouts will be available during the presentations)

Session Handouts for Days 3 and 4 (Wed & Thu, June 27-28)

  • Amy Goetz and Tara Ford: Procedural Safeguards (Handout)
  • Lenore Knudtson and Kathleen Mehfoud: Implementing Wyoming’s Rules on Seclusion & Restraint (Handout)
  • Jose Martin and Tom Shorter: Comprehensive Evaluations (Handouts will be available during the presentations)
  • David Richards and Julie Weatherly: 504 Issues (Handout 1, Handout 2)
  • Lenore Knudtson: Wyoming’s Unique Transition from Pre-Kindergarten to Public School (Handouts will be available during the presentations)
  • Tara Ford: Legal Issues Related to Education of Students with Mental Health Diagnosis (Handout 1, Handout 2)
  • Jose Martin: Weaving Discipline and FAPE (Handout)
  • Kathleen Mehfoud: Determining the IDEA Parent and the Responsibilities of the Resident District (Handout)
  • David Richards: The LRE Continuum: Classroom and Beyond (Handout)
  • Julie Weatherly: Issues Surrounding the IEP Team (Handout)
  • Tom Shorter: The IEP Reasonably Calculated & Implemented (Handouts will be available during the presentations)
  • Amy Goetz: Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans (Handout)

Technical Assistance Resources

Parent Resources

Technical Assistance Monthly Calls

These calls are provided by the WDE Special Programs Division each month. The purpose of the calls is to provide guidance to professionals working with children and youth with disabilities. The information is intended to assist districts and public agencies to achieve compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Wyoming Education Rules Chapter 7 and Special Education policies and procedures. Calls are scheduled on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the dates listed below. The call in number is (877) 278-8686 and the participant PIN is 095102.

  • December 15, 2011 – Special Considerations in IEP Development: Special Factors – PowerPoint
  • January 19, 2012 – Behavior: FBAs and BIPs – PowerPoint
  • February 16, 2012 – Disciplinary Removals, Change of Placement, & Manifestation Determination – PowerPoint
  • March 22, 2012 – Secondary Students and Special Education – PowerPoint
  • April 19, 2012 – Parentally Placed Private Students – PowerPoint
  • May 16, 2012 – Highly Qualified Requirements – PowerPoint