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IPUL and COVID-19
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WE ARE STILL WORKING!
The best method to reach us is through our website request form: https://ipulidaho.org/
We are still monitoring our intake phone line several times a day, and will try to respond to any request there within 24 hours.
Please be aware that messages left directly on our personal extensions looking for new assistance will have a delayed response - new requests for assistance should go through the above methods.
Thanks for your understanding and patience.
NEW! - Parents of school age children who have an IEP /504 plan, could you help us out by filling out a quick survey regarding school closures and virtual learning?
If you have a child with recent diagnosis, are a family newly moving to Idaho, or have questions that you'd like help with, start here:
- Our Scope of Work - What Does IPUL Do? / What Does IPUL Not Do?
- Contact Idaho Parents Unlimited - (Ask Us a Question Here)
- Register to Attend Our Next Monthly Training
- See Our Monthly Training Schedule
- View Our Monthly Workshop Videos
- Join Our Mailing List For Event Information And Our e-News Update
- View Terms / Definitions (What Are Those Annoying Acronyms?)
- Apply For A Scholarship
- Parent Leadership Development
- Invest in Idaho Families - Donate to IPUL
Current issues that need your input!
A Stay Home Order Has Been Issued For Idaho Residents.
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Guidance for Governor Brad Little's Statewide Stay-Home Order
ALL residences of Idaho must self-isolate and stay and work from home as much as possible, unless you work in healthcare, public safety or an identified "essential business" as defined in order.
Residents can leave homes to obtain or provide essential services
People at higher risk (over 65 and/or health-compromised) should avoid leaving their homes.
Employers that do not provide essential services as defined in order must take all steps necessary for employees to work remotely from home.
"Essential" facilities & services open
Grocery stores, healthcare facilities, gas stations, pharmacies, essential state and local goverment functions, laundromats/laundry services, financial institutions, residential and home-based care, veterinary services, hardware stores, limited child care for essential workers, infrastructure, and other businesses essential to the saftey and well-being of the residents as defined inthe order remain open. Resturants open but only for drive-thru, carry-out or delivery.
"Non-essential" facilities & services closed
Includes indoor gyms, recreationl facilities, nightclubs, bars, entertainment venus, convention centers, hair and nail salons, public events and gatherings, dine-in resturants (drive-thru, carry-out, delivery to continue), and other facilities and services not include in "essential" businesses as defined in order.
Limit public transit
Only to provide or obtain essential services
All non-essential gatherings of any number of individuals outside the household.
Outdoor activity OK
Outdoora activity near your home is not prohibitied but residents are encouraged to keep distance of 6-feet from othes not in their household.
Practice good hygiene
Wash hands, clean high touch surfaces, cover cogughs and sneezes, and do not shake hands.
Order in effect Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and will remain in effect for at least 21 days
Governor Little and public health officials will reassess before end of 21-day period
Final Stay-Home Order will be available at coronavirus.idaho.gov
Full information about this order is available here: https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/statewide-stay-home-order/
A downloadable PDF of the entire order is available here.
Frequently Asked Questions about the order are here.
A list of Essential Services and Businesses are here.
Additional Guidance on the order is available here.
Statewide Training for April -
Planning For a Healthy Transition to Adulthood
This training prepares youth for transitioning to adulthood with a goal of independent health care management.
Topics include managing appointments, medication, oral health, mental health, and more.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
And Recorded for Future Viewing
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
WORK OF ART
Pre-employment skills development for students with a disability, ages 15-21.
Made possible by a contract through the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Get paid to work with a professional artist while learning job readiness skills.
For Work Of Art taking place:
April 15 - May 2, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 29, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Human Rights Education Institute
414 W Fort Grounds Dr, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Please plan to attend all sessions
Register at https://ipulidaho.org/reg-woa-spring-2020-cda
IPUL's Year In Review - 2019
Where was IPUL in 2019?
Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint, Moscow, Lewiston, Weiser, Payette, Fruitland, Salmon, Marsing, Caldwell, Nampa, Kuna, Boise, Wendell, Gooding, Jerome, Kimberly, Twin Falls, Rupert, Burley, Sun Valley, American Falls, Pocatello, St.Anthony, Rexburg, Idaho Falls, Blackfoot, Coeur d'Alene
IPUL'S YEAR IN REVIEW 2019
7,542 Families and professionals assisted through IPUL via one-to-one assistance through phone, email, or in-person and online trainings, workshops, and presentations.
532 Children and youth who participated in IPUL Arts through programs in schools, community centers, and our Work of Art employment skill building program.
Trending Issues: Special Education Eligibility, Resolving Disputes, Challenging Behaviors, Mental Health Crises in Children, Medicaid Eligibility, Transportation, Transition to Adulthood
93 Trainings, workshops, presentations, and meet and greets IPUL held around the state and virtually through our online monthly opportunities.
144 Meetings with professional partners who help us to assist families in every possible way throughout the entire state.
8 Total staff members at Idaho Parents Unlimited! We hope to get to know more of you in 2020!
Angela Lindig, Executive Director
Sarah Tueller, Program Coordinator
Joe Gonzalez, Parent Education Coordinator
Page Sellards, Parent Education Coordinator
Rosario Beagarie, Parent Education & Translation
Heather Kirk-Skinner, Arts Coordinator
Candace Garman, Accounting
Bill Nuttycombe, Information Technology
IPUL is a statewide nonprofit organization whose programs are primarily funded under grants and contracts as the Parent Training and Information Center, Family to Family Health Information Center, Idaho Family Voices, and IPUL Arts.
We owe our sincere gratitude to those who made our work possible this year and into the future. Thank you for investing in Idaho's families who are raising children with disabilities!!
Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation
Capitol Contemporary Gallery & Idaho Artists
Randy VanDyck & Van Dyck Frame Design
Rocky Canyon Sail Toads Race to Robie Creek
Ron and Julie Cendejas
Tom and Shannon Friel
Lisa Richards Evans
The Lindig Family
Everyone who joined in our Virtual Snow Day and Idaho Gives!!