Monday, March 18, 2019
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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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    A girl shows off her creation
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    Soundsticks created by kids at an IPUL class
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    Little girl smelling a flower
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    Kids attending an art class at IPUL
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    Two girls in front of an IPUL display at the Spina Bifida event
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    A student and a teacher
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 VSA Idaho, the State Organization on Arts and Disability.   For more information Click here

Idaho Parents Unlimited will be out of our office at Parent Leadership Development March 18-22.

The week of March 18-22, IPUL staff will be out of the office and not available to reach via our phones while we are attending our annual Parent Leadership Development training.
 
If you need to reach us, the best way to do that will be via email.
 
You can expect that any phone messages left for us either on our personal extensions or on our intake line won't be responded to until the following Monday, March 25th.

February's Monthly Webinar Series Now Available 

 

Once you register to view it, you will be able to watch it at your leisure.   This training has been pre-recorded and broken into several sections for your convenience.  
 
This training gives information to assist youth transitioning to adulthood with a goal of independent healthcare management
 

April Statewide Training: 
Success With The IEP  

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Broadcast Live from the Boise office and interactive statewide via our webinar platform.
 

Success With The IEP 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 5:30 - 7:00 pm MT

 
 
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. 
 
Again, we welcome people who want to attend the training in person at our Boise office.  (Please plan to be in the office at least by 5:20 p.m.)  People attending remotely via our simulcast webinar will only need to have a modern web browser to attend.  (And you can do that via computer, smartphone, or tablet) 

You can register by clicking here. 

You will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the live event.  

A Work of Art - St. Anthony April/May 2019   

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Pre-employment skills development for students with a disability, Ages 16-21
Made Possible by a contract through the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
April 29 and May 3, 6, 10, 13, 20, 2019
6-8 PM at Artlab, 2355 S. Yellowstone Highway,
St. Anthony, ID 83445
Get paid to work with a professional artist while learning job readiness skills.  Please plan to attend all sessions. 

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