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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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    Kids attending an art class at IPUL
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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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    A girl shows off her creation
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    Two girls in front of an IPUL display at the Spina Bifida event
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    Little girl smelling a flower
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 the office the week of May 27

Idaho Parents Unlimited Parent Education staff will be out of the office for the week of May 27 due to the holiday and a regional conference for parent centers.

During that time, calls to our office will be going to voicemail, and may not be returned until the following Monday, June 3rd. Our intake line will be updated to reflect that.

If you do need assistance, the best way to reach us will be via email - if you know who you need to speak to you can email us at (person's first name)

If you have questions, we will still be able to respond if you fill in the "Question for a Parent Education Coordinator?" form. We will link it below. Be aware that there may be a delay. Thank you for your understanding.


April's Monthly Webinar Series Now Available 

Our April Monthly Webinar Series "Success With the IEP" has been added to our library of monthly webinars.  
Our May webinar series is being delayed until the first week of June due to the conference we are attending. 

June's Statewide Training: 
Tools for Your Toolbox  

Broadcast Live from the Boise office and interactive statewide via our webinar platform.
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Tools for Your Toolbox 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm MT

This is an all inclusive training covering everything from early childhood, IDEA, transition to adulthood, coordination of care, and much more.
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.  


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

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