Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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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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    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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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

March's Monthly Webinar Series Now Available 

 
Our March Monthly Webinar Series "Getting and Keeping the First Job" has been added to our library of monthly webinars.  
 

 

May's Statewide Training: 
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports  

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Broadcast Live from the Boise office and interactive statewide via our webinar platform.
 

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 5:30 - 7:00 pm MT

 
 
Behavior is a form of communication.  Participants will gain the knowledge and skills about positive supports in the home, community, and schools.
 
We welcome people who want to attend the training in person at our Boise office.  (Please plan to be in the office at least by 5:20 p.m.)  People attending remotely via our simulcast webinar will only need to have a modern web browser to attend.  (And you can do that via computer, smartphone, or tablet) 

You can register by clicking here. 

You will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the live event.  
 

Upcoming April Trainings from the Children's DD Services Program Family and Community Services Department.

 
We are happy to share these links to PDF's containing the dates and locations of Trainings that are intended for to help families and support brokers learn about the changes coming to children's DD services.
 
For a list of trainings for parents on the Traditional support pathway, click here.

For a list of trainings for parents on the Family-Directed Supports pathway, click here.

For a list of trainings for Support Brokers, click here.  
 
 
For a comprehensive list of their April trainings and more information in general, click here to visit their website. 

 

Idaho Parents Unlimited's Social Media Policy

 
Hello friends,
 
IPUL is in the process of updating our social media policies as more and more messages are coming to our organization via digital means. Unfortunately, we find the Facebook inbox and notifications to be somewhat unreliable. This is especially true when there is more than one person serving as a 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 currently in place to provide appropriate assistance. 
 
That said, we have also developed new policies regarding staff and their personal FB 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.
 
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