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 engages 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.
Idaho Parents Unlimited's programs fulfill a mission to educate, empower, support and advocate for individuals with disabilities and their families.
2015 Staff and Board of Directors
Angela Lindig - Executive Director
Jennifer Zielinski - Program Coordinator/SW Regional Parent Education Coordinator
Sarah Tueller - SW Regional Parent Education Coordinator
Brandi Shaffer - Eastern Regional Parent Education Coordinator
Amy Ireland - Northern Regional Parent Education Coordinator
Rosario Beagarie - Statewide Bilingual Parent Education Coordinator
Heather Kirk Skinner - Statewide Arts Coordinator/SW Parent Education Trainer
Candace Garman - Bookkeeper
Bill Nuttycombe - IT Specialist/Administrative Support
2015 - Board of Directors
Lisa Richards Evans