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
Statewide Training for November - Rights and Responsibilities: Resolving Disagreements
UPDATED DATE - SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION
We are sorry to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances we will be postponing our monthly training by one week - everything else is the same, but we are holding this training on Wednesday the 20th of November, not Wednesday the 13th as originally planned. We look forward to seeing you there, and apologize for any inconvenience.
Disagreements happen. But conflict is not always a bad thing - it can be constructive. Having a plan to work through it can provide opportunities for everyone to be heard and understood, and improve strained interactions. This training will look at using the least adversarial approach to manage disagreements over how best to help your child, improving relationships for the long term.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
10:00 -11:00 a.m. MST and again at 6:00-7:00 p.m. MST
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
Phone: (208) 342-5884
NOVEMBER 2019 CHILDREN'S DD SERVICES LISTENING TOUR
For parents of children receiving Children’s DD services in Idaho.
Is your child accessing Children’s Habilitation Intervention Services, Traditional support services (Community Based Supports, Respite, etc.) or Family Directed Services?
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Children’s DD Program wants your input about your child’s services. This is your chance to be heard. Come prepared to talk about what is working, what isn’t working, what is needed, and ideas for improvements.
Please join us on one of the listed dates, times and locations that is convenient for you. Feel free to drop in any time during the listed times!
Wednesday, November 6
1120 Ironwood Drive
Main Conference Room
Thursday, November 7
1350 Troy Hwy
Main Conference. Room
Thursday, November 7
2604 16th Ave
Main Conference Room
Tuesday, November 12
1720 Westgate Dr.
Suite D, Room B
Wednesday, November 13
823 Park Centre Way
Tuesday, November 19
150 Shoup Avenue
Wednesday, November 20
10:30 am-12:30 pm
421 Memorial Drive
Wednesday, November 20
803 Harrison St.
South Conference Room
2019 IDAHO TRANSITION INSTITUTE STRENGTHENING CONNECTIONS
November 20-21 2019 | Boise State University
Student Union Building
1910 West University Drive
Boise, ID 83725
Idaho State Department of Education
650 W State Street, Boise, ID 83702
208.332.6918 | www.sde.idaho.gov
The 2019 Idaho Transition Institute serves as a powerful opportunity for school district and charter teams to connect with partnering Idaho agencies and institutions of higher education offering transition resources and experiences to students with disabilities. With an array of transition focused experts and leaders on hand, school and community teams will go through a facilitated planning process toward developing an annual road map for maximizing transition opportunities and outcomes for the students they serve; while also participating in focused breakout and keynote sessions.
Carol Barkes, MBA, CPM
Thought leader in neuroscience based communication, conflict resolution, and best selling co-author of the book Success Breakthroughs.
Carol Barkes has a passion for helping people work together with mutual understanding and empathy.
Her approach to team collaboration & planning is brain-based, fresh, relevant, and highly effective.
Among Several other transition breakouts & team planning time!
Register on EVENTBRITE https://bit.ly/2mZ1W0U
9th Annual Family Caregiver Conference
The 9th annual Family Cargiver Conference is Coming February 15, 2020 at the Boise State University Student Union Building.
You can register to attend, sponsor, or have a booth at this link.
Click here to see the proposed agenda for the conference.
IPUL will be able to provide scholarships if you wish to attend the conference. Click here and fill out the parent scholarship form on the right.
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.
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
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
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