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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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    Kids attending an art class at IPUL
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    Soundsticks created by kids at an IPUL class
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    Two girls in front of an IPUL display at the Spina Bifida event
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    A boy with a magnifying glass 
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    Little girl smelling a flower
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    A girl shows off her creation
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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
 

February Statewide Training: 
Planning For a Healthy Transition to Adulthood  

Flyer for the February statewide training 
Broadcast Live in the Boise office and interactive statewide via webinar platform.
 

Planning for a healthy transition to adulthood

February 13, 2019
5:30-7:00 pm mt


Parents and youth will participate in a discussion about the importance of having good self-advocacy skills, strategies for healthy living and self-care, and how to find and access adult services and health care.

Again, we welcome people who want to attend the training in person at our Boise office.  People attending remotely via GoToWebinar only need to have a modern web browser to attend.  

You can register by clicking here. 

You will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar, even if you are planning to attend the training in our Boise office in person.  
 

8th Annual Family Caregiver Conference

flyer for the event

Join us on Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
At the Boise State Student Union Building for  the 8th Annual Family Caregiver Conference
 
This is a day just for you ..... the caregiver. 
We will help you to build YOUR toolbox of care strategies and knowledge 
 
For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 208-426-5899
 
 
Register to attend HERE.
(Scroll to bottom of the page, link is on the left hand side)   

IPUL will be able to provide a limited number of scholarships for attendence for parents who have children they care for under the age of 26 years old. Contact us at parents@ipulidaho.org for more information.  
 

PARENT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
2019

PLD flyer

Are you...
...a parent of a child 0-9 years old with a disability and/or special health care need?
...interested in partnering with professionals in all areas of your child's healthcare and education?
...interested in becoming a key partner in IPUL’s network of community leaders?
 
March 18-22, 2019 Gooding, Idaho
 
Retreat type setting with activities to include:
In-depth training on Special Education and related services, networking and brainstorming, navigating community systems, and development of critical advocacy and leadership skills.
 
Apply by January 31, 2019

Click Here to apply

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