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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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    Soundsticks created by kids at an IPUL class
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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

IPUL On A Roll 2017  COMING IN NOVEMBER


This November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, IPUL will be going out on the road to train in your communities: 

NORTH IDAHO: 

Tour Poster for North Idaho

NORTH IDAHO: 

November 1st 
Tools For Your Toolbox 3-5pm 
St. Maries School District Ofice
240 S 11th St, St Maries, ID 83861

November 2nd
Tools for your Toolbox 10am-2pm
Imagine Behavior
1630 23rd Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501

November 3rd
Success with the IEP 12:30-3:30pm
Bonners Ferry High School
6485 Tamarack Ln, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

November 3rd
Tools for your Toolbox 5-7pm
North Idaho Children's Mental Health
1717 W Ontario St, Sandpoint, ID 83864

download a PDF of the poster here
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SOUTHWEST IDAHO: 

SOUTHWEST IDAHO:

November 1st
Tools For Your Toolbox 9am-12pm 
Fruitland Community Partnerships of Idaho
141 N. Whitley Ave. Ste. 14  Fruitland, Idaho 83619
 
November 2nd 
Tools For Your Toolbox 10am-12pm 
Caldwell Public Library
1010 Dearborn St. Caldwell, ID 83605
 
November 2nd 
Tools For Your Toolbox 1-3pm 
Mountain Home Community Partnerships of Idaho
1993 East 8th S. North Mountain Home, Idaho 83647

download a PDF of the poster here
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EAST IDAHO:

Tour poster for East IdahoEAST IDAHO: 

November 1st 
Success with the IEP 9:30-11:30am 
Tools for Your Toolbox 12:30-2:30pm 
RHS 1675 Curlew Dr, Ammon, ID 83406
 
November 2nd 
Understanding Idaho Medicaid Services 10am-12pm 
Tools for Your Toolbox 12:30-2:30pm 
Holli Bunderson's Co-op Building 
912 Washington Montpelier, ID 83254
 
November 3rd
Tools for Your Toolbox 1-3pm 
Twin Falls Public Library 
201 Fourth Avenue East, Twin Falls, ID 83301
 
download a PDF of the poster here
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Register for any of these East Idaho events by clicking the poster above, the button to the left, or here.
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Tools For Your Toolbox
This comprehensive workshop will cover information to help families understand services available to children with disabilities from birth to 21.
  • Early Childhood Services (Infants and Toddlers)
  • Transitioning from Infant Toddler Services to School Early Intervention Services
  • IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) special education and related services
  • Effective Advocacy 
  • Coordinating Your Child’s Health Care—Care Notebooks/Home Files
  • Parent and Professional Collaboration
Success With The IEP
This training will provide information and resources on special education and related services. This interactive workshop will give parents the tools needed to understand the IEP process from eligibility to transition to adulthood and effectively advocate for their child.
 
Understanding Idaho Medicaid Services
Understanding 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.

A SPECIAL LIVE EVENT
UNDERSTANDING IDAHO MEDICAID SERVICES

 
OCTOBER 24, 2017   
TIME: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM MDT

A livestreaming presentation via GoToWebinar in which all participants will be in "listen only" mode but questions can be typed in throughout the presentation. 
  • Understanding 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.

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. 


Coming Soon: 

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. 

October 17, Idaho Falls - 150 Shoup Avenue
October 18, Pocatello - 421 Memorial Drive
October 19, Twin Falls - 601 Pole Line Rd. 
November 8, Boise - 1720 Westgate Dr. Suite A
November 9, Caldwell - 3402 Franklin Rd.
November 14, Lewiston - 2604 16th Ave
November 15, Couer d'Alene - 1120 Ironwood Drive
November 15, Ponderay - 207 Larkspur st (Video conference to CDA) 

Coming Soon: 

IPUL Monthly Workshop Series

Parent & Professional Collaboration

November Workshop Flyer

This workshop will discuss how parents and professionals can strengthen relationships and communication between school, home, and community.

Participants will walk away with a better understanding of what each role and perspective can bring to the table and how to effectively utilize these strengths to better serve their children.   
 
November 8th, 2017
6:00-9:00PM 

Statewide Locations: 
Boise
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

Pocatello
A New Hope 300 N. 7th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho 83201 childcare available-advanced notice required

*scholarships for childcare upon request, statewide

Register
Link Register Here call 208-342-5884 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Learn More about Idaho’s Talking Book Service

Two children reading together

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 http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/eligibility-applications 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! 

http://idahoya.org/parent-voice/
 
 

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