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.
The Parent Training and Information Center ensures that parents of children with disabilities receive training and information on their rights, responsibilities, and protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in order to develop the skills necessary to cooperatively and effectively participate in planning and decision making relating to early intervention, educational, and transitional services.
As the State Family Voices Affiliate and the Family to Family Health Information Center, IPUL assists families in making informed choices about health care; provides training, information and resources to families of children with special health care needs.
VSA Idaho empowers and engage people with disabilities in the creative process through opportunities which are fully inclusive, educational and participatory. VSA Idaho creates opportunities by providing professional training and workshops, developing state initiated projects and implementing successful national programs. VSA Idaho in cooperation with funding through various sources such as the State Department of Education and the Idaho Commission on the Arts provide opportunities for artists to work alongside teachers providing quality arts education to students with disabilities throughout the state.
The Creative Access Art Center is housed within our office space located in the cultural district of Boise at 500 South 8th Street. This Center was made possible through a Medicaid Infrastructure Grant via the State Independent Living Council which also supported the Master/Artist Apprentice Program from 2009-2013 in which apprentice artists with disabilities were paired with a master artist in order to hone a new skill or improve upon an emerging skill allowing for meaningful future employment opportunities in a field of one’s own choice - the arts.
The Creative Access Art Center and the programs at Idaho Parents Unlimited fulfill a mission to educate, empower, support and advocate for individuals with disabilities and their families.
Dear Friends and Families,
We recently distributed a survey asking about your current experiences with Children's Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Benefits (formerly known as Children's Medicaid Redesign.)
We are continuing to examine the issues you all are sharing with us and providing one to one assistance to those of you who have asked to be contacted as well as seeking solutions to common issues.
At this time, however, we're looking to go further in depth with regards to any child who may be waiting for services. Even if you filled out the first survey, we would greatly appreciate you taking the time to fill out this VERY SHORT questionnaire:
Idaho Parents Unlimited's Family to Family Health Information Center on behalf of the Consortium of Idahoans with Disabilities shares the results of these surveys (no personally identifiable information is shared) with the Department of Health and Welfare and the Idaho Legislature in our efforts to ensure positive health outcomes and to improve systems of care for children who have disabilities and special health care needs.
The information you provide is always anonymous and unidentifiable unless you choose to provide us with your contact information. We will follow up with every request.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Printable In-Depth Children's Medicaid Developmental Disabilities Benefit (Formerly Known as Children's Medicaid Redesign) Survey can be found here:
Go to the Web Versions Here:
Wait List - English
Idaho Parents Unlimited releases its Fall 2013 Newsletter!
Art For Art: A Night on the Boardwalk - All of the art which was created for the event can be viewed here:
Attention All ARTISTS!