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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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    Little girl smelling a flower
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    Kids attending an art class at IPUL
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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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    A boy with a magnifying glass 
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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
 
 

MONTHLY WORKSHOP SERIES

Success With the IEP
Wednesday. August 8, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 
August  2018 workshop flyer
 
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
This event will take place from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at our regional locations.  
 
We offer the same training on the last Tuesday of the month as a webinar, at 11:00 a.m. MST.
 
You will always be able to RSVP at our website:
 
 
You can also call us at 208-342-5884, or email to attend at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Boise
Idaho Parents Unlimited
4619 Emerald St. Ste. E
Boise, Idaho
83706

 
Coeur d'Alene
Kootenai Health Center
2003 Kootenai Health Center Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 85814
Inquire at the front desk for room location
Pocatello
A New Hope
500 North 7th Ave. 
Pocatello, Idaho 83201




 

A WORK OF ART
Summer 2018

 
woa poster

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

August 6, 7, & 13, 14, 15 - From 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
4619 Emerald, Suite E
Boise, ID 83706
 
Get paid to work with a professional artist while learning job readiness skills.  Plan to attend all sessions.  Register now. 
 

Success With The IEP in Twin Falls

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Tuesday
August 14, 2018
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Twin Falls Public Library
201 Fourth Ave. East    
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Please join our Parent Education Coordinators for an exclusive workshop just in time for the new school year. This training, Success with the IEP, will provide basic information about IDEA, special education, and the eligibility process. Meet IPUL's newest Parent Education Coordinator, Joe Gonzalez. This workshop will be presented in English and Spanish. 

Registration Link:
https://ipulidaho.org/success-with-the-iep-in-twin-falls-registration


Success With The IEP in Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls Success with the IEP poster
Thursday
September 6, 2018
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

 
Thunder Ridge High School
4928 E 1st St
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
 
Please join our Parent Education Coordinators for an exclusive workshop just in time for the new school year. This training, Success with the IEP, will provide basic information about IDEA, special education, and the eligibility process. It will be co-presented with Julian Duffy, Special Education Director - Bonneville District 93.  We
will also have time for questions and answers.  
 


Idaho CEC Annual Conference 2018

 
CEC Conference logo
 
The 2018 Conference will take place October 2nd through the 6th in Nampa, Idaho at the Nampa Civic Center. 
 
Lodging is available at the Best Western Plus Peppertree Nampa Civic Center Inn.
Conference Rates, hotel information, and links to the reservation site can be found at http://www.idahocec.org/annual-conference/lodging/
 

Idaho Parents Unlimited Will Sponsor First 25 CEC Conference Parent Registrations

Idaho Parents Unlimited (IPUL) supports individuals with disabilities and their families in Idaho.  IPUL will hold two session strands at the Idaho CEC Conference in October about Medicaid information and parent/professional collaboration. IPUL will provide free registration for the first 25 parents who sign up for the CEC conference! 


Update regarding the Children’s Developmental Disability Services Enhancement Project

As Idaho’s Family to Family Health Information Center, keeping families of children with disabilities and/or special healthcare needs informed of the most recent developments surrounding healthcare is always a priority for Idaho Parents Unlimited. 
 
As many of you may have heard, Idaho will be making changes to Children’s Developmental Disability Services. Idaho Medicaid received guidance from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding changes in federal law that require Idaho to make changes in the way Children’s Developmental Disability Services are provided. The Idaho Department of health and Welfare has traveled statewide to provide trainings open to parents and professionals regarding these proposed changes. Families will have an opportunity to provide input during the public open comment period. State agencies will consider public input before they proceed with the adoption of a pending rule. 
 
According to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare “All notices of proposed rules that publish in the Administrative Bulletin include instructions on how and when to provide input. When the comment period is over, state agencies consider all public input thoroughly and make appropriate changes before proceeding with the adoption of a pending rule.” 
 
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare hopes to have the proposed rules posted on the Idaho Administrative Bulletin on July 4, 2018. 
 
You can locate the proposed rules here: https://adminrules.idaho.gov/bulletin/
 
For more information about the Children’s Developmental Disability Services Enhancement Project, visit: 
 
As always, you are welcome to contact Idaho parents Unlimited with any questions.

Save the Date

 
Save the date flyer
August 2018:
September 2018:
October 2018:
November 2018:
December 2018:
January 2019:
February 2019:
March 2019:
April 2019:
May 2019:
June 2019:
July 2019:
Success With the IEP
Strength-Based Student-Led IEP
Bullying Prevention
Parent and Professional Collaboration
Understanding Idaho Medicaid
Power of a Personal Story
Planning a Healthy Transition to Adulthood
Getting and Keeping the First Job
Success With the IEP
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
Tools for Your Toolbox
Support and Resources / Parent Meet Up
As always these events take place on the second Wednesday of every month, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
We offer the same trainings later in the month as a webinar, at 11:00 a.m. MST.
You will always be able to RSVP at our website: ipulidaho.org You can also call us at 208-342-5884, or email to attend at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
BOISE
Idaho Parents Unlimited 
4619 Emerald St., Ste. E
Boise, ID 83706
COEUR D'ALENE
Kootenai Health Center 
2003 Kootenai Health Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
(Check with the front desk for the room location)
POCATELLO
A New Hope 
300 N 7th Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83201