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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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    Soundsticks created by kids at an IPUL class
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Free Monthly Workshop Series:

Stop Spinning Your Wheels: Advocacy and Coordination Skills for Your Child with Special  Health Care Needs

This workshop will help parents and caregivers gain a better understanding
 of comprehensive family-centered care. Participants will learn how to implement a coordinated approach to healthcare for their child(ren) and youth with special healthcare needs, which will include tools to identify those needs and how to communicate with their child’s providers.   

December 13, 2017   
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Statewide Locations 
4619 Emerald St. Ste E Boise, Idaho 83706

Coeur d’Alene
Kootenai Health Center 2003 Kootenai Health Way Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814 inside cafeteria, classroom 2

A New Hope 300 N. 7th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho 83201 childcare available-advanced notice required
Link Register Here call 208-342-5884 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CID is looking for feedback regarding Veyo

The Consortium for Idahoans with Disabilities is collecting information regarding issues that people with disabilities (and/or parents of children with disabilities) may be experiencing with non-emergency medical transportation being provided by the new managed care organization Veyo.

CID is sharing these concerns with the Department of Health and Welfare, legislators, and Veyo in an effort to determine what problems may exist and how to provide immediate solutions. 

Understanding Idaho Medicaid Services Webinar 

Watch an archived copy of the webinar.

This is an archived copy of the recent webinar in which IPUL discussed 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 Disabilty Services - included is the video of the event, and downloads are available of the powerpoint as well as other documents discussed in the webinar.  

Click the poster above or here to register to view the webinar.  

Children's DD Program Enhancement Project Information Meetings

DD Council Flyer about enhancement project meetings
Idaho Medicaid received clarification of a Federal law which will require changes in how Children's Developmental Disabilities (DD) Services are offerd.  To assis with making the required changes the Children's DD Services Enhancement Project was established with a goal of being in compliance with Federal law and improving current services by July 1, 2019.  The Project team is in the beginning stages of sharing Project status with providers and families whose children are currently enrolled in Children's DD services.  

You are invited to join  DD services from 6:30-8 PM in one of the listed dates and locations that are convenient to you to hear more about the changes being proposed for your child's services. 
November 14, Lewiston - 2604 16th Ave
November 15, Couer d'Alene - 1120 Ironwood Drive
November 15, Ponderay - 207 Larkspur st (Video conference to CDA) 

Learn More about Idaho’s Talking Book Service

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Your child may be eligible to borrow free audio or Braille books and magazines if he or she is unable to read standard print, hold a book, or turn pages due to a temporary or permanent physical limitation. This free service is provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the and the National Library Service. Registered users receive:
  • Books, magazines, and playback equipment
  • Materials mailed directly to and from the user at no charge
  • Toll free number to contact Readers Advisors who can help select titles or answer questions
  • Online catalog for direct ordering
  • Ability to download digital audio titles on phones or other devices
The Talking Books collection offers a wide range of popular fiction and nonfiction book and magazine titles for adults, teens, and children in English, Spanish and other languages. Children’s magazines include National Geographic World, Cricket, Muse, Humpty Dumpty, Spider, Sports Illustrated for Kids and more. The collection may be searched by anyone using the online catalog. Materials are mailed directly to the individual’s home in special returnable packaging and may be returned to the Commission for Libraries without postage costs.
Download an application at or call 1-800-458-3271. Applications need to be signed by a doctor, librarian, or social worker to qualify based on vision or physical impairments. If your child has an organic brain disorder, such as dyslexia, a medical doctor needs to sign the application (based on current federal law).
Idaho Talking Book staff are happy to answer any questions you might have or present to groups. Contact us at 1-800-458-3271.

Can you help with a survey? 

The Parent Network is excited to help Idaho parents navigate the new services and supports for children with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED) that are coming to the State of Idaho.
As part of our efforts to help the State understand current conditions and the needs of our families, we have put together a survey.
If your child has a mental illness, please take a moment to click on this link and take the survey and then share with your friends. Together our voices are strong!

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, the Creative Access Art Center, and VSA Idaho, the State Organization on Arts and Disability.   For more information Click here