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Services Policy Manual

Since the Services Policy Manual and area procedures are subject to changes and updates, please refer specific questions to your Manager or Supervisor. A master copy of the current Services Policy Manual and procedures will be available to you in the Administration office or your Manager or Support Team Coordinator’s office.

A copy of this manual is provided to everyone receiving services so that you may understand the policies which apply to you and are to be followed while you are at MCE.

Magic City Enterprises was established in 1971 under the official sponsorship of the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation, a private non profit Wyoming Corporation. In April 1984, a new corporation, Magic City Enterprises, Inc., was formed to deal exclusively with the business of MCE.

MCE is certified by the U.S. Department of Labor as a Sheltered Workshop and Training Program (as appropriate) and is in compliance with the Department of Labor Regulations.

MCE receives its primary financial support from the Wyoming Department of Health, Wyoming Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) Home and Community-Based Waiver, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, public school districts and individual participant fees. Other financial support comes from the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation, private tax deductible donations, and product/sub contract sales.

MCE is accredited by the nationally recognized Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and certified through the DDD Home and Community-Based Waiver.

MCE believes in dignity for all persons with a developmental disability and in their right to become independent, contributing members of our community.

All persons possess inalienable rights

All persons possess inalienable rights under the constitution of the United States and the State of Wyoming, including persons with an acquired brain injury. Persons with developmental disabilities also possess the rights outlined in the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, 42 U.S.C. 15001. The Constitution of the State of Wyoming states: An their inherent right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, all members of the human race are equal.”

People with developmental disabilities have a right to basic human and legal rights which all citizens of the United States enjoy. Only the rights shown in bold italics may be modified at the direction of a legal guardian. These rights include:

Right to Services/Supports

You have the right to:

  • Training on how to be safe
  • Freedom from too much restraint
  • Choose your service providers and Individually selected Service Coordinator (Case Manager)
  • Accept or refuse services and treatment
  • Say “no thank you” to being a part of research, psychosurgery or other treatment unless you want to
  • Choose your own medical services
  • Have Individually tailored services which reflect your needs and desires
  • Be informed about the treatment program and its development
  • Be told about exams, treatments and evaluation results
  • Learn about and apply for entitlements for which you are eligible
  • Receive services in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • To be free from humiliation

Right to Education

You have the right to:

  • Services developed just for you as long they meet state and federal standards and are provided by qualified people

Right to Own Property

You have the right to:

  • Keep and use personal possessions
  • Have, choose and wear your own clothing
  • Keep and spend your own money
  • Be free from financial or other exploitation

Right to Privacy

You have the right to:

  • Send and receive unopened mail
  • Make and receive telephone calls
  • Toilet and bathe privately
  • Receive visitors and talk to persons of your choice
  • Have own personal space for privacy and safety
  • Confidentiality of Records
  • Be free of isolation, chemical and physical restraints
  • Be free of unnecessary drugs
  • Be free of abuse
  • Choose where you live and with whom
  • Be protected from state intrusion except when necessary for support and services

Right to Be Free From Discrimination

You have the right to:

  • Be free from discrimination because of race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, religion and disability
  • Full access to public buildings and places

Right to Due Process

You have the right to:

  • Police protection for safety and your rights
  • Make complaints and ask for improvements in services and policies without restraint, interference, coercion, discrimination or reprisal
  • Vote
  • Go to the church of your choice
  • Make decisions from choices and have them respected
  • Legal representation and advocacy services, including referral to appropriate agencies

Rights Policy

Magic City Enterprises is dedicated to protecting your rights and to providing a safe and healthy environment for you, our staff and anyone who visits or utilizes our facilities.

All MCE employees participate in training which identifies your rights and how to protect them, including knowing when your rights have been violated and the rules for prompt intervention and reporting. MCE’s Human Rights Team reviews programs, incidents and procedures to assure that human rights are protected at all times.

Recommendations for changes are submitted to MCE management staff who have the ultimate responsibility to protect the rights of persons served.