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.)

Current issues that need your input!

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    Soundsticks created by kids at an IPUL class
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    Students participating in a Work of Art in Couer d'Alene, 2018
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    A student and a teacher
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    A boy with a magnifying glass 
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    Children dancing during an inclusive dance class 
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    A student watches as another student rolls out a print during Work of Art in CDA 2018
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    Little girl smelling a flower
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    A girl shows off her creation
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    Two girls in front of an IPUL display at the Spina Bifida event
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    Students at the 2018 Discovery Dance Recital on the stage
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    Children's art from an IPUL Arts - Artist in Residency program 
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    Kids attending an art class at IPUL


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.  

Moscow, ID
Individual Parent Meetings
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cafe Artista
218 S. Main Street  
Moscow, ID 83843

Register to attend the Moscow Idaho Cafe Artista Meet and Greet: 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084FA8A729A2F85-moscow

Lewiston, ID
Individual Parent Meetings
1:30 pm -3:30 pm
Kodiak Coffee
1702 21 St. Ste. 114  
Lewiston, ID 83501

Register to attend the Lewiston Kodiak Coffee Meet and Greet
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084FA8A729A2F85-kodiak

Lewiston, ID Workshop:
Dispute Resolution Services & Writing Strengths-based IEPs
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Opportunities Unlimited 
325 Snake River Ave
Lewiston, ID 83501

Register to attend our Workshop - Dispute Resolution:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgxiQMXMsBhUdYsm9TuzKDikPA6irXqkeZXZJ0TbToujP5pw/viewform?usp=sf_link


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
 
 REGISTER:  https://ipulidaho.org/statewide-rsvp
 Phone: (208) 342-5884
 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


WORK OF ART 
Coeur d'Alene
Spring 2020

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

SESSIONS: 
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.

LOCATION: 
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. 

Where: 
Boise Health and Welfare 
1720 Westgate Dr. 
Suite D
Boise, ID 83704

Nampa Health and Welfare
823 Park Centre Way
Nampa, ID 83651
July 29th Only

When: 
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

RSVP 
Laura Banks - 208-475-5094 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -OR- Hadley Goff  208-334-0920 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
 


 


Apply to be a Parent Leader
 

 

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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. 

Read More HERE

Apply HERE


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.

Contact us: www.ipulidaho.org 208-342-5884 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Our Superheros!

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 
Becky Baily 
Tom and Shannon Friel 
Stephanie Hoffman 
Lisa Richards Evans 
Heidi Caldwell 
HP 
The Lindig Family
Everyone who joined in our Virtual Snow Day and Idaho Gives!!