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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 boy with a magnifying glass 
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    Soundsticks created by kids at an IPUL class
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    Kids attending an art class at IPUL
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    Two girls in front of an IPUL display at the Spina Bifida event
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

Idaho Parents Unlimited's Monthly Training Series
November's Training:

Parent & Professional Collaboration 

flyer for event
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
5:30-7:00 p.m. in Boise and Pocatello
6:30-8:00 p.m. in Coeur d'Alene

This workshop is designed for both parents and professionals. Because of the different strengths parents and professionals bring to collaboration, there are different actions each can take to make the relationship more productive. This workshop will discuss what both parents and professionals can do to strengthen these relationships.
IPUL Main Office
4619 Emerald St. Ste E
Boise, ID 83706       
Coeur d'Alene
Kootenai Health
2003 Kootenai Health Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814    
A New Hope
300 N. 7th Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83201


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(updated with more dates and a registration link) 
flyer for  the events
 Preschool Settings, Accessing Community Therapy Services, Understanding Insurance and Medicaid Systems
 Join Idaho Parents Unlimited and the Idaho Infant Toddler Program for a Lunch and Learn discussion for families whose children are between two and three years old. 
*Lunch provided
Thursday, November 1
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
1120 Ironwood Drive
Coeur d'Alene
Friday, November 2
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
2604 16th Avenue
Tues, November 6 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 
803 Harrison 
Twin Falls
Wed, November 7  
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 
IDHW-Human Development 
421 Memorial Drive 
Thurs, November 8 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 
State Office Building 
150 Shoup Avenue 
Idaho Falls
Thursday, November 15
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
1720 Westgate Drive,
Ste D (Room B)
Friday, November 16
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
823 Park Centre Way
(Room 173)
Questions or RSVP @ 208-342-5884 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pocatello Area: Understanding the Special Education Process-Come and Meet Your Special Education DirectorEvent Flyer with text over a background of paper and several pencils

Learn the Special Education process as defined under (IDEA) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It will be co-presented with Dave Miner, Special Education Director, Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25. We will also have time for questions and answers. 
OCTOBER 23, 2018 | 5:00-7:30 PM
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Coming statewide in November: 

NORTH IDAHO November 1-2, 2018 

November 1, 2018
Success with the IEP

5-7:30 p.m.
Bonners Ferry High School
6485 Tamarack Lane
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

November 2, 2018
Success with the IEP
5:30-8 p.m.
Lewiston Opportunities Unlimited
325 Snake River Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501
Success with the IEP: This workshop will provide information and resources on special education and related services. Parents will get the tools needed to understand the IEP process from eligibility to transition to adulthood and how to effectively advocate for their child.

EAST IDAHO November 7-8, 2018

November 7, 2018
Understanding Idaho Medicaid Services

6:30-8 p.m.
Bear Lake Activities Co-op
912 Washington St.
Montpelier, Idaho 83254

November 8, 2018
Understanding Idaho Medicaid Services
5:30-8 p.m.
1675 Curlew Drive
Ammon, ID 83406
Understanding Idaho Medicaid Services:  Understand 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 Disability Services. 

SOUTHWEST IDAHO November 1, 2018

November 1, 2018
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Community Partnerships of Idaho 
Fruitland Location 
1401 N. Whitley Dr. #14
Fruitland, ID 83619

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports: Behavior is a form of communication. Participants will gain the knowledge and sklls about positives supports in the home, community, and schools.



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

Save the Date

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August 2018:
September 2018:
October 2018:
November 2018:
December 2018:
January 2019:
February 2019:
March 2019:
April 2019:
May 2019:
June 2019:
July 2019:
Success With the IEP
Strength-Based Student-Led IEP
Bullying Prevention
Parent and Professional Collaboration
Understanding Idaho Medicaid
Power of a Personal Story
Planning a Healthy Transition to Adulthood
Getting and Keeping the First Job
Success With the IEP
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
Tools for Your Toolbox
Support and Resources / Parent Meet Up
As always these events take place on the second Wednesday of every month, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in Boise and Pocatello.  Couer d'Alene times may be different- please check the individual event flyer for more information.

We offer the same trainings later in the month as a webinar, at 11:00 a.m. MST.
You will always be able to RSVP at our website: You can also call us at 208-342-5884, or email to attend at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Idaho Parents Unlimited 
4619 Emerald St., Ste. E
Boise, ID 83706
Kootenai Health Center 
2003 Kootenai Health Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
(Check with the front desk for the room location)
A New Hope 
300 N 7th Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83201