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

 Statewide Training for December - Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

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Parents often need strategies beyond a sticker chart to encourage appropriate behavior.  This training will help you learn to guide your child's behaviors in ways that can remain consistent from home to school and in the community. 

 Wednesday, December 11, 2019
 10:00 -11:00 a.m.  MST and again at  6:00-7:00 p.m. MST

 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
 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. 
Suite D
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

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.  


IPUL and SANTA at The Sensory Playce

IPUL and Santa at the Sensory Playce

We're teaming up with the Sensory Playce - we'll be providing opportunities for parents to chat with IPUL staff while their kids play. Plus, Santa will be on hand from 5:00-7:00 pm. We'll be there beginning at 3:00 pm!

Join us on Tuesday, December 17 from 3pm - 7pm for this fun free event. Thank you to Idaho Parents Unlimited for sponsoring this event so that you can come for free! IPUL will be here to answer all of your questions on topics like IEP's and Katie Beckett. Santa will join us from 5pm - 7pm for pictures and meet and greet (no waiting in line as we will use a number system).

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 3 PM – 7 PM


The Sensory Playce
1471 Vinnell Way, Boise, Idaho 83709

Click here to let us know you'd like to attend!
We'd like to know how many people we can expect!

9th Annual Family Caregiver Conference


The 9th annual Family Cargiver Conference is Coming February 15, 2020 at the Boise State University Student Union Building.  

You can register to attend, sponsor, or have a booth at this link. 

Click here to see the proposed agenda for the conference.  
IPUL will be able to provide scholarships if you wish to attend the conference.  Click here and fill out the parent scholarship form on the right. 

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

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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