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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 student and a teacher
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    A boy with a magnifying glass 
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    A girl shows off her creation
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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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    Little girl smelling a flower
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    Soundsticks created by kids at an IPUL class

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


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. 

 

 

IPUL's Pop-Up Conference for Families 

Pop up Conference flyer
 
Ipul is currently planning for a one day "pop-up" confrence for families to be held in Boise on Thursday, June 22nd.  Details are still being finalized, but we are hoping to make it a fun experience for entire families, with fun events and good information.  You can click here (or the link above and to the left) to register and express your interest the events we are putting together.  

A Work of Art - Pre Employment Skills Development  (Summer 2017) 

This year IPUL is happy to bring back our 'A Work Of Art' program.  Students who attend will be creating an original piece of art under the guidance of a professional teaching artist, learning important work skills such as collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and learn problem-solving skills.
 
This summer's program will be held July 11-13 and 18-20th at IPUL's Boise location.  
A Work of Art poster
Register to attend by clicking the poster above, the link in the menu in the upper left corner, or click right here.

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! 

http://idahoya.org/parent-voice/
 
 
 
 

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week Activities:

POSTER CONTEST FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH -
KEEP THE BALL ROLLING FOR CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH

Our community partner, the Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health is having a poster contest for Children's mental health awareness week.  This year's theme to illustrate in a poster is "Keep the Ball Rolling for Children's Mental Health"  Clicking each thumbnail below will open the full sized image
 
Region 1    
Regions 2, 4, & 5
Region 3
Region 7

YOUTH MOVE
Open Mic at the Libary!

Youth MOVE Open Mic at the Library flyerClick the poster above or this link to go to the registration page for Youth Move Open Mic at the Libary    
 
 

KEEP THE BALL ROLLING PHOTOS

Keep the ball rolling for Children's mental health flyer

RESILIENCE:

 
RESILIENCE Poster
 

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week Webinar Series 

Information on Children's Mental Health Awareness week Webinars

 April 2017 Newsletter (.pdf) 
  Spanish April 2017 Newsletter (.pdf) 

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