The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities Announces Partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming

July 7, 2021

The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming. The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado has expanded their territory to include the State of Wyoming as of July 1, and WIND will provide infrastructure and support that will assist the Epilepsy Foundation's advocacy and outreach across the state.

"The partnership between the Epilepsy Foundation and WIND brings together the strengths of both organizations. Leveraging WIND networks as a key resource, information and training related to epilepsy for children, adults, family members, professionals and communities from the Colorado and Wyoming Epilepsy Foundation will soon be available throughout Wyoming," notes Sandy Root-Elledge, WIND executive director. 

The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming is the leader in connecting, educating, and empowering communities to improve the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy. For more than 50 years, the Foundation has brought hope and opportunities to thousands of children, adults, families, and caregivers living with the profound effects of epilepsy. The Foundation works to connect people to healthcare providers, support networks, and each other, as well as educating schools, employers, and the community at large, to reduce stigma, raise awareness, and empower people affected by epilepsy to live their best lives.

"We are so pleased to expand our geographic focus with the expansion to Wyoming," adds Sarah Klein, CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming. "Together with our partners at the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), we look forward to bringing our programs, services, and support to the nearly 6,000 people in Wyoming who are living with epilepsy. We are very excited and fortunate to have this opportunity to serve our neighbors in communities throughout the state." 

For more information on the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, visit www.uwyo.edu/wind. For more information on the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming visit www.epilepsycolorado.org.