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

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. 


Monthly Workshops: Year at a Glance 2019-2020

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.

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Idaho Parents Unlimited conducts workshops, webinars, and provides one-to-one assistance to families free of charge. It is IPUL's mission to support, empower, educate, and advocate to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans with disabilities and their families. IPUL does not provide legal advice or attend IEP meetings.

MONTHLY WORKSHOPS Year at a Glance 2019-2020

August 14 - Special Education: 10 Tips for Back to School Success 
September 11 - Special Education: Eligibility and Strentgths-based Goals
October 9 - Bullying Prevention: Cyber Saftey, Students With Disabilities
November 13 - Rights and Responsibilities: Resolving Disagreements
December 11 - Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports 
January 8 - Advocacy: The Power of a Personal Story
February 12 - Health: Understanding Idaho Medicaid and Navigating Systems
March 4 - Transition: Getting and Keeping the First Job
April 15 - Transition: Planning for a Healthy Transition to Adulthood
May 13 - Early Childhood: Moving on from Early Intervention Services; IFSP to IEP
June 10 - Caregivng: Parent Panel

IPUL's Monthly Workshops are broadcast live from the Boise office and are interactive via webinar from anywhere with an internet connection. 

Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month
(Except March and April) 

See Website for times 

Register online or by phone

208-345-5884 
IPULIDAHO.ORG
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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. 

Donate here!


Idaho Parents Unlimited's Social Media Policy

Idaho Parents Unlimited has an online presence on several different platforms.  You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.   While we post things on these services, we don't constantly monitor them for private messages.   Facebook specifically has been unreliable in notifying us about private messages, due to having more than one 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 designed to provide appropriate assistance. 

We have also developed new policies regarding staff and their personal Facebook 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.

Our company policy is that 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