IPUL is proud to participate in Idaho Gives - May 2, 2013. Stop by our Creative Access Art Center First Thursday between 5:00-8:00 pm to say hi. We sure appreciate you and your support of our programs!
What is Idaho Parents Unlimited?
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, an affiliate of VSA, the international 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; provide training, information and resources to families of children with special health care needs.
The mission of VSA Idaho is to empower 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 in special education classrooms throughout the state.
The Creative Access Art Center is located 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 has supported the creation of a Master/Artist Apprentice Program in which apprentice artists with disabilities are 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.
Programs include parent training workshops, support group meetings, exhibits and educational classes.
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.
Thanks for visiting our website. Each tab above will lead you to more information within our program areas. These tabs are being updated as of Spring 2013, so if you don't see what you're looking for, just drop us a line. You can call us or use the purple button to the upper left. We look forward to hearing from you!
Scholarship Application Forms are Due by 3:00 pm May 10
Mid-Week Mini Conference
New Dates: May 14-15th
Please Note! While Free to Parents,
You Must Register in Advance to Attend.
Registration open thru May 1st.
Idaho Parents Unlimited's Mid-Week Mini-Conference - Coeur d' Alene.
Topics will include Special Education, Advocacy, Healthy Transition, Dispute Resolution and Much More! Half day on the 19th. Full day on the 20th. Free to Families! Registration info will be on our website this week. *Scholarships are be available to families needing lodging assistance.
Download the Mid-Week Mini Conference Schedule!
Idaho Parents Unlimited releases its Spring 2013 Newsletter!
Attention All ARTISTS!
NEW!! Now you can reach our Parent Education Coordinators online!
We have staff in North, Southwest and East Idaho who will be happy to assist you. We will respond to web inquiries within one business day. Just click on the button on the top left.