As citizens of Wyoming and the United States, clients living at the Wyoming Life Resource Center have human and civil rights afforded to all citizens and other specified rights established by state and federal laws for people with disabilities. The people living at WLRC need support to exercise their rights. All staff have the responsibility to assist the clients in promoting the clients’ independence and exercising their rights to the greatest extent possible.
A Client Rights position has been established to assist clients and staff to accomplish this goal. The Client Rights Advocate supports rights by reviewing and acting on specific rights
concerns, attending committee meetings designated to support rights of clients, developing policy and procedures to best support rights and providing training to staff to increase their ability to support the clients.
The WLRC law of 2008 outlines rights that must be supported for people living at WLRC (W.S. 25-5-132). Also specified in the law is that rights may be limited or denied only as part of an individual program plan for purposes of safety and health. A copy of the law is provided.
A summary of rights definitions, how rights are protected and what to do if rights are being violated is included in the WLRC Human Rights Handbook. A copy of the Handbook is available on the WLRC website.
If you have questions or concerns regarding rights issues for people living at WLRC, please contact Sue Williams, the Client Rights Advocate at 307-335-6892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.