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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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    A girl shows off her creation
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    Children's art from an IPUL Arts - Artist in Residency program 
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    Soundsticks created by kids at an IPUL 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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    Students at the 2018 Discovery Dance Recital on the stage
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    Children dancing during an inclusive dance class 
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    A boy with a magnifying glass 
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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
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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
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 IPUL Arts. (Formerly VSA Idaho)  For more information Click here
 
 


NOVEMBER 2019 CHILDREN'S DD SERVICES LISTENING TOUR

For parents of children receiving Children’s DD services in Idaho.

Is your child accessing Children’s Habilitation Intervention Services, Traditional support services (Community Based Supports, Respite, etc.) or Family Directed Services?

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Children’s DD Program wants your input about your child’s services. This is your chance to be heard. Come prepared to talk about what is working, what isn’t working, what is needed, and ideas for improvements.

Please join us on one of the listed dates, times and locations that is convenient for you. Feel free to drop in any time during the listed times! 
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Wednesday, November 6 
6-8 pm 
Coeur d’Alene 
1120 Ironwood Drive
Main Conference Room 
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Thursday, November 7 
10-11 am 
Moscow 
1350 Troy Hwy
Main Conference. Room 
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Thursday, November 7 
1-3 pm 
Lewiston 
2604 16th Ave
Main Conference Room  
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Tuesday, November 12 
6-8 pm 
Boise 
1720 Westgate Dr.
Suite D, Room B 
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Wednesday, November 13 
6-8 pm 
Nampa 
823 Park Centre Way
Room 173 
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Tuesday, November 19 
6-8 pm 
Idaho Falls 
150 Shoup Avenue
2nd floor  
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Wednesday, November 20 
10:30 am-12:30 pm 
Pocatello 
421 Memorial Drive
Room 210  
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Wednesday, November 20 
6-8 pm 
Twin Falls 
803 Harrison St.
South Conference Room


Monthly Workshops: Year at a Glance 2019-2020

Here's our Save the Date Calendar, showing you the dates and topics we plan to train on in the coming year.

You'll notice that we don't have the exact start times on this calendar - that's intentional! We plan on trying out different times in order to make it easier for you to attend, either in person at our Boise office, or online via simultaneous webcasts.

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Idaho Parents Unlimited conducts workshops, webinars, and provides one-to-one assistance to families free of charge. It is IPUL's mission to support, empower, educate, and advocate to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans with disabilities and their families. IPUL does not provide legal advice or attend IEP meetings.

MONTHLY WORKSHOPS Year at a Glance 2019-2020

August 14 - Special Education: 10 Tips for Back to School Success 
September 11 - Special Education: Eligibility and Strentgths-based Goals
October 9 - Bullying Prevention: Cyber Saftey, Students With Disabilities
November 13 - Rights and Responsibilities: Resolving Disagreements
December 11 - Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports 
January 8 - Advocacy: The Power of a Personal Story
February 12 - Health: Understanding Idaho Medicaid and Navigating Systems
March 4 - Transition: Getting and Keeping the First Job
April 15 - Transition: Planning for a Healthy Transition to Adulthood
May 13 - Early Childhood: Moving on from Early Intervention Services; IFSP to IEP
June 10 - Caregivng: Parent Panel

IPUL's Monthly Workshops are broadcast live from the Boise office and are interactive via webinar from anywhere with an internet connection. 

Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month
(Except March and April) 

See Website for times 

Register online or by phone

208-345-5884 
IPULIDAHO.ORG
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Donate to Idaho Parents Unlimited! 

IPUL's limited funding and resources allows us to support families who have children and youth with disabilities and complex health conditions throughout the state of Idaho.  

Our programs are historically underfunded, and we are always grateful for individual contributions that support us in our efforts to meet the needs of more families and youth.  

An example of a program with the greatest need is our Work of Art program.  With Work of Art, IPUL partners with local artists and companies to provide paid work experience for students with disabilities who are transitioning from school to the workplace.  

Your contribution will ensure young people with disabilities will have access to meaningful employment skill development, leading to happy, productive, and independent lives.  

Your individual contribution is a direct investment in Idaho's families. 

Donate here!


Idaho Parents Unlimited's Social Media Policy

Idaho Parents Unlimited has an online presence on several different platforms.  You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.   While we post things on these services, we don't constantly monitor them for private messages.   Facebook specifically has been unreliable in notifying us about private messages, due to having more than one page administrator.  Therefore, if you send a message to our FB inbox, you will receive an automatic reply directing you to our website intake form or phone number. We'll do our best to check for messages each day, but we much prefer to use our systems that are designed to provide appropriate assistance. 

We have also developed new policies regarding staff and their personal Facebook pages as well as other social media sites - including personal cell phones (text messaging). Frequently, our staff are tagged in posts on groups and expected to respond (or they feel obligated) after regular business hours. They also receive private instant messages via this technology as well.

Our company policy is that all staff have been instructed to respond to work-related messages only during our regular business hours (Monday-Friday; 9:00-5:00) or during their individually scheduled hours when they are each working using company equipment and resources only.  If you contact employees with their personal messaging accounts, they are instructed to not respond, other than to direct you to our official channels.  

We hope this will help us to be consistent in providing assistance as well as ensuring messages don't fall through the cracks. Thanks for understanding!

~Angela Lindig, Executive Director

You can always connect to us via our intake inbox, available on our website as the button that says "Question for a Parent Education Coordinator?" or by calling our phone line at (208) 342-5884