UPLIFT takes their name from the Lessons from the Geese story: "As each goose flaps its wings, it creates an 'UPLIFT' for the bird following. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% more flying range than if each bird flew alone." It is UPLIFT’s desire to provide that for parents and families coming behind us. The UPLIFT name in all caps is not an acronym, but signifies the lift they hope to provide.
The entire family feels the impact of a child or
youth with a disability or special need. Their
care may be physically, emotionally, or
financially draining to the family. Parents and
caregivers are often reluctant to talk openly
about their child’s struggles with relatives,
teachers, professionals, or friends. They may
not know where to go for help.
The majority of the staff and board members of UPLIFT are individuals and family members of
children, youth, and young adults with
disabilities and special needs.
We care and understand!
UPLIFT serves Wyoming children and youth
ages 0-26 and their families. Services are
provided by Family Support Specialists who
serve in a variety of roles to meet the individual
needs of each family.
Hope, health and well-being for all Wyoming children and families.
Encouraging success and wellness for families, children, youth, and young adults with or at risk of emotional, behavioral, or learning disorders, disabilities, and other special health care needs.