Welcome to Idaho Parents Unlimited - Start Here:
- No child should wait for 5 to 7 years or more to access information that can lead to a genetic diagnosis when one may be suspected. The Ending the Diagnostic Odyssey Act - H.R.4144, would make whole-genome genetic testing available to all children with a disease/disorder. Please consider signing the following petition and sharing your story. Read all about it here.
- Idaho Parents Unlimited would like to help you publicize your support group. Read more here! In a short while we will have a list of support groups available in our (Freshly updated) Resoures & Partners page. (Very soon now that the IT department is back from vacation.)
If you have a child with recent diagnosis, are a family newly moving to Idaho, or have questions that you'd like help with, start here:
- Our Scope of Work - What Does IPUL Do? / What Does IPUL Not Do?
- Contact Idaho Parents Unlimited - (Ask Us a Question Here)
- Register to Attend Our Next Monthly Training
- See Our Monthly Training Schedule
- View Our Monthly Workshop Videos
- Join Our Mailing List For Event Information And Our e-News Update
- View Terms / Definitions (What Are Those Annoying Acronyms?)
- Apply For A Scholarship
- Parent Leadership Development
- Invest in Idaho Families - Donate to IPUL
Current issues that need your input!
Moscow and Lewiston - We Want to See You!
IPUL will be in both Moscow Idaho, and Lewiston Idaho on Tuesday, February 25, 2020!
We will be doing individual parent meetings in both cities, and having a workshop later in the evening in Lewiston.
Individual Parent Meetings
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
218 S. Main Street
Moscow, ID 83843
Register to attend the Moscow Idaho Cafe Artista Meet and Greet:
Individual Parent Meetings
1:30 pm -3:30 pm
1702 21 St. Ste. 114
Lewiston, ID 83501
Register to attend the Lewiston Kodiak Coffee Meet and Greet
Lewiston, ID Workshop:
Dispute Resolution Services & Writing Strengths-based IEPs
6:00 - 7:30 pm
325 Snake River Ave
Lewiston, ID 83501
Register to attend our Workshop - Dispute Resolution:
Statewide Training for March -
Getting and Keeping the First Job
We want to help families understand the realities of employment for all youth, with an emphasis on strategies to help youth with disabilities improve their chances of finding - and keeping - their first job!
Wednesday, March 4 2020
10:00 -11:00 a.m. MST
and again at
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
And Recorded for Future Viewing
Broadcast live from the Boise office and interactive via webinar from anywhere with an internet connection
Idaho Parents Unlimited
4619 Emerald St., Ste. E
Boise, ID 83706
Phone: (208) 342-5884
WORK OF ART
Pre-employment skills development for students with a disability, ages 15-21.
Made possible by a contract through the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Get paid to work with a professional artist while learning job readiness skills.
For Work Of Art taking place:
April 15 - May 2, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 29, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Human Rights Education Institute
414 W Fort Grounds Dr, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Please plan to attend all sessions
Register at https://ipulidaho.org/reg-woa-spring-2020-cda
2020 Transition to Adult Services Meetings
Passing this along from our partners in the Children's Developmental Disabilities Program:
There will be six meetings (one every two months) focusing on transitioning a child to adult Developmental Disablilites services.
Boise Health and Welfare
1720 Westgate Dr.
Boise, ID 83704
Nampa Health and Welfare
823 Park Centre Way
Nampa, ID 83651
July 29th Only
January 29, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Boise
March 25, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Boise
May 27, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Boise
July 29, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Nampa
September 30, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Boise
November 18, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Boise
Apply to be a Parent Leader
Idaho Parents Unlimited are happy to announce that we are opening applications for our Parent Leadership Development for 2020.
This is an intensive five-day training for Idaho parents of children with disabilities in which parents and IPUL staff stay together in a retreat-type setting, taking place April 20-24, 2020.
This training takes place in a different region of the state each year to develop strong community leaders. This year we are holding it in Bear Lake.
It is important to note that this is an application not a registration, and Parent Leadership Development is for a maximum of 12 parents.
If you are interested in applying please complete the form linked below and Idaho Parents Unlimited will contact you for an interview.
IPUL's Year In Review - 2019
Where was IPUL in 2019?
Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint, Moscow, Lewiston, Weiser, Payette, Fruitland, Salmon, Marsing, Caldwell, Nampa, Kuna, Boise, Wendell, Gooding, Jerome, Kimberly, Twin Falls, Rupert, Burley, Sun Valley, American Falls, Pocatello, St.Anthony, Rexburg, Idaho Falls, Blackfoot, Coeur d'Alene
IPUL'S YEAR IN REVIEW 2019
7,542 Families and professionals assisted through IPUL via one-to-one assistance through phone, email, or in-person and online trainings, workshops, and presentations.
532 Children and youth who participated in IPUL Arts through programs in schools, community centers, and our Work of Art employment skill building program.
Trending Issues: Special Education Eligibility, Resolving Disputes, Challenging Behaviors, Mental Health Crises in Children, Medicaid Eligibility, Transportation, Transition to Adulthood
93 Trainings, workshops, presentations, and meet and greets IPUL held around the state and virtually through our online monthly opportunities.
144 Meetings with professional partners who help us to assist families in every possible way throughout the entire state.
8 Total staff members at Idaho Parents Unlimited! We hope to get to know more of you in 2020!
Angela Lindig, Executive Director
Sarah Tueller, Program Coordinator
Joe Gonzalez, Parent Education Coordinator
Page Sellards, Parent Education Coordinator
Rosario Beagarie, Parent Education & Translation
Heather Kirk-Skinner, Arts Coordinator
Candace Garman, Accounting
Bill Nuttycombe, Information Technology
IPUL is a statewide nonprofit organization whose programs are primarily funded under grants and contracts as the Parent Training and Information Center, Family to Family Health Information Center, Idaho Family Voices, and IPUL Arts.
We owe our sincere gratitude to those who made our work possible this year and into the future. Thank you for investing in Idaho's families who are raising children with disabilities!!
Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation
Capitol Contemporary Gallery & Idaho Artists
Randy VanDyck & Van Dyck Frame Design
Rocky Canyon Sail Toads Race to Robie Creek
Ron and Julie Cendejas
Tom and Shannon Friel
Lisa Richards Evans
The Lindig Family
Everyone who joined in our Virtual Snow Day and Idaho Gives!!