What is Idaho Parents Unlimited?
Founded in 1985, Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. (IPUL) is a statewide organization which houses the Idaho Parent Training and Information Center, the Family to Family Health Information Center, Idaho Family Voices, the Creative Access Art Center, and VSA Idaho, the State Organization on Arts and Disability. For more information Click here
CID is looking for feedback regarding Veyo
The Consortium for Idahoans with Disabilities is collecting information regarding issues that people with disabilities (and/or parents of children with disabilities) may be experiencing with non-emergency medical transportation being provided by the new managed care organization Veyo.
CID is sharing these concerns with the Department of Health and Welfare, legislators, and Veyo in an effort to determine what problems may exist and how to provide immediate solutions.
IPUL's Pop-Up Conference for Families
Here's our conference agenda:
9:00-10:00 – Register, Coffee, Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 10:20 – Welcome – Angela Lindig, Executive Director
10:20 – 11:30 – Family Engagement – From Schools to Community, IPUL Staff; Eggceptional Easter Egg Hunt; Special Needs Trunk or Treat, Special Needs Story Time, Amanda Bowden, Children’s Librarian, Portneuf District Library
11:30 - Noon – Creating a Sensory Diet – Laurie Appel, Occupational Therapist, OTR/L, Founder, The Lotus Tree
Lunch – Keynote – Mathew Jordan, Music Therapist and Teaching Artist, Music Makes Connections
1:00-1:30 – Pop Up Presentation: Using the Arts in Education (and employment skill building) – Amy Nack, Teaching Artist and Owner of Wingtip Press, and Heather Kirk Skinner, IPUL Arts Coordinator
1:30– 2:00 – Pop-Up Presentation: Reading is for All - Debra Haley-Hughes, Statewide Results Driven Accountability Coordinator, SESTA
2:00-2:30 – Pop Up Presentation: Creating an Inclusive Classroom – Mary Spiker, Kindergarten Teacher & Idaho Teacher of the Year, 2017
2:30-3:00 – Getting Organized – Make and Take – Home Files - IPUL Staff
3:00-3:30 – Conversations with Self-Advocates – Panel
3:30-4:00 – ABLE Act (SILC) and Guardianships and long term planning (Mel Leviton, Executive Director of the Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC), Sean Beck, CK Quade Law)
4:30-5:00 – Focus on Fathers – Panel
5:00 - Closing Plenary – Amber Mausling, Board Chair
Entire Day – Zot Artz
Entire Day – Quiet space – books, storytelling, coloring, etc.
Additionally, we are looking for volunteers to assist with childcare.
A Work of Art - Pre Employment Skills Development (Summer 2017)
This summer's program will be held July 11-13 and 18-20th at IPUL's Boise location.
Register to attend by clicking the poster above, the link in the menu in the upper left corner, or click right here.
As part of our efforts to help the State understand current conditions and the needs of our families, we have put together a survey.
If your child has a mental illness, please take a moment to click on this link and take the survey and then share with your friends. Together our voices are strong!