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Mission:
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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    Children's art from an IPUL Arts - Artist in Residency program 
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    Two girls in front of an IPUL display at the Spina Bifida event
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    Students at the 2018 Discovery Dance Recital on the stage
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    Children dancing during an inclusive dance class 
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    Kids attending an art class at IPUL
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    A student and a teacher
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    A girl shows off her creation
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    Students participating in a Work of Art in Couer d'Alene, 2018
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    A student watches as another student rolls out a print during Work of Art in CDA 2018
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    Soundsticks created by kids at an IPUL class
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    A boy with a magnifying glass 
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    Little girl smelling a flower
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, and IPUL Arts. (Formerly VSA Idaho)  For more information Click here
 

We are hiring! 

Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc., an organization that provides training, resources, support, and one to one assistance for parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs, as well as accessible and inclusive arts programming, is seeking a Parent Education Coordinator in the Boise office.  

- Necessary skills:
Strong knowledge of and experience with Idaho Special Education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
 
- Must be comfortable with making presentations and public speaking.
- Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of health care/medical/insurance/Medicaid policies for children with special health care needs.
- Must have an understanding of family-centered care, family-engagement, and the importance of parent and professional collaboration.
- Must be highly resourceful.
- Must be professional and have an understanding of privacy laws and ethical guidelines.

- Additional helpful skills: Knowledge of community resources and/or experience with arts education and accessibility.

- Bilingual a plus

- Must be a resident in the State of Idaho
- This position will be working from our Boise office

While the general position hours are set between 9-5 on weekdays, due to training workshops, the position requires flexibility and will include evenings, weekends, and extensive travel both in-state and out-of-state.

Approximately 30-40 hours per week/$13-14.00 per hour. DOE.

Please email your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please no phone calls.
Parents of children with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply

Three Rivers Tour
Weiser & Payette, Idaho
Conversation & Collaboration Tour

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Meet up with Idaho Parents Unlimited staff for conversation and collaboration about your child's IEP, healthcare, or if you just want someone to brainstorm with you about anything related to health or special education. 

Schedule your personal 30 minute session by using the following link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084FA8A729A2F85-three

 

Weiser, ID
Monday, September 16, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Weiser Public Library
621 E. 1st Street Weiser, Id 83672

Payette, ID
Monday, September 16, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Payette Public Library
24 S. 10th St. Payette, Id 83661

208-342-5884
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Magic Valley Visits
Twin Falls & Kimberly, Idaho 
Conversation & Collaboration Tour



Meet up with Idaho Parents Unlimited staff for conversation and collaboration about your child's IEP, healthcare, or if you just want someone to brainstorm with you about anything related to health or special education. 

Schedule your personal 30 minute session by using the following link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084FA8A729A2F85-magic

 

Twin Falls, ID
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Twin Falls Public Library
201 4th Ave. E Twin Falls, ID 83301

Kimberly, ID
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
5-7 pm (light dinner provided)
Centennial Park
325 Madison St. E. Kimberly, ID  

208-342-5884
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Statewide Training for October - Bullying Prevention: Cyber Safety & Students with Disabilities

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This presentation is designed to introduce parents, youth, and professionals to a range of intervention strategies for the child who is the target of bullying. The discussion will lead to information about online safety and popular apps that parents, teachers, and youth need to be aware of.
 
 Wednesday, October 9, 2019
 10:00 -11:00 a.m.  and again at  6:00-7:00 p.m. 


 Broadcast live from the Boise office and interactive via webinar from anywhere with an internet connection
 
 Idaho Parents Unlimited
 4619 Emerald St., Ste. E
 Boise, ID 83706
 
 REGISTER:  https://ipulidaho.org/statewide-rsvp
 Phone: (208) 342-5884
 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

LE INVITAMOS A :
LA TERCERA CONFERENCIA
 

“CONSTRUYENDO
MI FUTURO”-¡YO
SOY EL CAMBIO!

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NUESTRA ORADORA PRINCIPAL
VANESSA SAPIEN
 
Maestría en Psicología, Oradora
Profesional, Activista y Actriz de Televisión
 
¡Tendremos información en español
sobre temas relacionados con
discapacidades!
 
Habrá cuidados de niños
Almuerzo
Rifas
¡La presentación de un invitado
super especial-Mario Calderon!


SEPTIEMBRE 28, 2019
CENTRO CULTURAL
HISPANO
315 STAMPEDE DR.
NAMPA, ID 83687
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

 
Para Información
Llame A:
BERTHA AVILA:
(208) 908-2327
GRISELDA CAMACHO:
(208) 703-5470
Este evento esta siendo organizado con el
patrocinio de: ICDD, IPUL, ICCU, CDHD,
Pantera Market, y otros colaboradores.

A WORK OF ART FALL 2019
Boise and Couer d'Alene

Posters for Boise and CDA WOA fall 2019

Pre-employment skills development for students with a disability, ages 16-21.  Made possible by a contract through the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Get paid to work with a professional artist while learning job readiness skills.   Please plan to attend all sessions.

Work of Art  for Boise 


For Work Of Art taking place: 
October 16 - November 9. 2019

Location:
Idaho Parents Unlimited
4619 Emerald, Ste. E Boise, ID
83706

REGISTER FOR BOISE 

 

Work of Art for Coeur d'Alene 


For Work Of Art taking place: 
October 9 - October 26. 2019
 
Location:
Human Rights Education Institute 
414 W Fort Grounds dr. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

REGISTER FOR COEUR d'ALENE

 

 
 

Monthly Workshops Year at a Glance

Here's our Save the Date Calendar, showing you the dates and topics we plan to train on in the coming year.

You'll notice that we don't have the exact start times on this calendar - that's intentional! We plan on trying out different times in order to make it easier for you to attend, either in person at our Boise office, or online via simultaneous webcasts.

 


Donate to Idaho Parents Unlimited! 

 

IPUL's limited funding and resources allows us to support families who have children and youth with disabilities and complex health conditions throughout the state of Idaho.  
 
Our programs are historically underfunded, and we are always grateful for individual contributions that support us in our efforts to meet the needs of more families and youth.  
 
An example of a program with the greatest need is our Work of Art program.  With Work of Art, IPUL partners with local artists and companies to provide paid work experience for students with disabilities who are transitioning from school to the workplace.  
 
Your contribution will ensure young people with disabilities will have access to meaningful employment skill development, leading to happy, productive, and independent lives.  
 
Your individual contribution is a direct investment in Idaho's families. 
 

Idaho Parents Unlimited's Social Media Policy

 
Hello friends,
 
IPUL is in the process of updating our social media policies as more and more messages are coming to our organization via digital means. Unfortunately, we find the Facebook inbox and notifications to be somewhat unreliable. This is especially true when there is more than one person serving as a page administrator. Therefore, if you send a message to our FB inbox, you will receive an automatic reply directing you to our website intake form or phone number. We'll do our best to check for messages each day, but we much prefer to use our systems that are currently in place to provide appropriate assistance. 
 
That said, we have also developed new policies regarding staff and their personal FB pages as well as other social media sites - including personal cell phones (text messaging). Frequently, our staff are tagged in posts on groups and expected to respond (or they feel obligated) after regular business hours. They also receive private instant messages via this technology as well.
 
All staff have been instructed to respond to work-related messages only during our regular business hours (Monday-Friday; 9:00-5:00) or during their individually scheduled hours when they are each working using company equipment and resources only.  If you contact employees with their personal messaging accounts, they are instructed to not respond, other than to direct you to our official channels.  

We hope this will help us to be consistent in providing assistance as well as ensuring messages don't fall through the cracks. Thanks for understanding!
 
~Angela Lindig, Executive Director
 
You can always connect to us via our intake inbox, available on our website as the button that says "Question for a Parent Education Coordinator?" or by calling our phone line at (208) 342-5884