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Mission:
Idaho Parents Unlimited supports, empowers, educates and advocates to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans with disabilities and their families
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    Soundsticks created by kids at an IPUL class
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    Two girls in front of an IPUL display at the Spina Bifida event
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    Kids attending an art class at IPUL
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, and VSA Idaho, the State Organization on Arts and Disability.   For more information Click here

Now open for registration:

A WORK OF ART

North Idaho Winter 2018 session
Work of Art North Idaho Poster
  • Pre-employment skills development for students with a disability, ages 16-21.
  • Made possible by a contract through the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Sessions are Wednesday and Saturday,  February 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, and 24, 2018.
Wednesday sessions from 6-8 p.m.  Saturday sessions from 9 a.m. to Noon

At the Emerge Gallery
208 N. Fourth St. 
Couer d'Alene, Idaho 83814

Get paid to work with a professional artist while learning job readiness skills.  Plan to attend all sessions.  Register now by clicking the poster above or the link to the upper left.

Idaho Parents Unlimited Presents
Parent Leadership Development
2018 for Parents in North Idaho

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Are You:

  • A parent of a child 0-9 years old with a disability and/or special health care need?
  • Interested in partnering with professionals in all areas of your child's healthcare and education?
  • Interested in becoming a key partner in IPUL's network of community leaders?

March 12-15, 2018 - Laclede, Idaho
To register click here



Free Monthly Workshop Series:

Skills for Effective Advocacy
&
The Power of a Personal Story

Skills for Effective Advocacy & Power of a Personal Story Flyer
Skills for Effective Advocacy & Power of a Personal Story Flyer

Participants will learn what advocacy means and why it is a necessary tool to ensure quality family-centered care.  Participants will also be introduced to the importance of understanding systems and how to advocate for change.  This workshop aims to help individuals craft their personal story, specific to a need or issue, that can be used to influence and support system change.  

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Statewide Locations:
Boise           
4619 Emerald St. Ste. E
Boise, ID 83706

Coeur d'Alene
Kootenai Health Center
2003 Kootenai Health Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Inside the cafeteria, classroom 2

Pocatello
A New Hope 300 N. 7th Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83201
Childcare available-advanced notice required
 
Register by clicking here

7th Annual Family Caregiver Conference Presents

A day just for you... the caregiver

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February 17, 2018
8AM to 2PM
Boise State University
 
Special Keynote Speaker
Anne Tumlinson
Author and CEO of Anne Tumlinson
Innovations, LLC
 
$20 per Person includes the Resource Expo, Lunch, and Parking
 
To register visit:
https://hs.boisestate.edu/csa/
Or call:
208-426-5899
 
This event is hosted by the Idaho Caregiver Alliance in partnership with Idaho Parents Unlimited (IPUL), Legacy Corps by Jannus, St Alphonsus and St. Luke's Health Systems, Idaho Estate Planning, and Boise State University's Center for the Study of Aging.
 
 
 

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. 


Understanding Idaho Medicaid Services Webinar 

Watch an archived copy of the webinar.

This is an archived copy of the recent webinar in which IPUL discussed Idaho's services for children including information about Medicaid, CHIP, the Children's Special Health Program, SSI, Optum, Children's Mental Health, School Based Medicaid Services, and Developmental Disabilty Services - included is the video of the event, and downloads are available of the powerpoint as well as other documents discussed in the webinar.  

Click the poster above or here to register to view the webinar. 
 

Learn More about Idaho’s Talking Book Service

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Your child may be eligible to borrow free audio or Braille books and magazines if he or she is unable to read standard print, hold a book, or turn pages due to a temporary or permanent physical limitation. This free service is provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the and the National Library Service. Registered users receive:
  • Books, magazines, and playback equipment
  • Materials mailed directly to and from the user at no charge
  • Toll free number to contact Readers Advisors who can help select titles or answer questions
  • Online catalog for direct ordering
  • Ability to download digital audio titles on phones or other devices
The Talking Books collection offers a wide range of popular fiction and nonfiction book and magazine titles for adults, teens, and children in English, Spanish and other languages. Children’s magazines include National Geographic World, Cricket, Muse, Humpty Dumpty, Spider, Sports Illustrated for Kids and more. The collection may be searched by anyone using the online catalog. Materials are mailed directly to the individual’s home in special returnable packaging and may be returned to the Commission for Libraries without postage costs.
 
Download an application at http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/eligibility-applications or call 1-800-458-3271. Applications need to be signed by a doctor, librarian, or social worker to qualify based on vision or physical impairments. If your child has an organic brain disorder, such as dyslexia, a medical doctor needs to sign the application (based on current federal law).
 
Idaho Talking Book staff are happy to answer any questions you might have or present to groups. Contact us at 1-800-458-3271.
 
 

Can you help with a survey? 

 
The Parent Network is excited to help Idaho parents navigate the new services and supports for children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED) that are coming to the State of Idaho.
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! 

http://idahoya.org/parent-voice/