IPUL's E-News for April 16, 2021
Here are the highlights of our recent activity online. Not everything is included due to timeliness. If an advertised event already took place, we've left it off.
IPUL is On The Road! (April 19-23)
ipul is on the road - out of the office between the april 19 to 23
We're on the Road! Parent Education Coordinators will be out of the office next week, April 19-23, for Parent Leadership Training.

Our intake lines will still function as normal, but our turn around times responding to parents may be longer than normal.

Rest assured we will respond to all families as soon as possible.
lets talk about services flyer
We posted this, and while some of these have already happened (greyed out below) There are still 2 webinars coming!
(There's a link at the bottom to where you should be able to find the previously completed webinars, as well!)

The Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities is hosting five webinars to help individuals and families understand the changes, provide an opportunity to ask questions of DHW staff and inform the services.
Each session will focus on specific service needs to provide an understanding of the new budget process and service mix for individuals with DD. *Spanish interpretation will be provided for most meetings.

Complex Health Needs
April 12, 2021
1:30 - 4:30 PM (MDT)
Registration link: http://bit.ly/DDMedical

April 13, 2021
1:30 - 4:30 PM (MDT)
Registration link:

Certified family Homes
April 14, 2021
1:30 - 4:30 PM (MDT)
Registration link: http://bit.ly/DD_CFH

Spanish Speaking Individuals
& Families
April 19, 2021
1:30 - 4:30 PM (MDT)
Registration link:

Open Meeting
April 20, 2021
9:30 AM- 12:30 PM (MDT)
Registration link:

This session is open to all individuals, family members, and service providers who have not had their questions answered yet.

The previously presented webinars should be available to watch here:

Save the Date! 
Idaho EDHI Presents: 
The CARE Project 
Flyer for this event -text below

Empathy: A Virtual Learning Experience for Parents

Friday, June 18, 2021
9:00 AM -4:00 PM

Come together for a day of learning with other families with children who are deaf and hard of hearing for a full virtual day of sharing & learning! Follow the link below to register! 

Space is limited to the first 30 Participants
Agenda to be Announced

"The CARE Project is a unique and honest forum for parents to share their stories and for new parents to instantly see they are not alone, and their feelings are completely understood!" 
- Reflections of a mother after attending the CARE project family retreat

Great Story on Idaho Schools and Mental Health
We shared this story from a series on Idaho schools and mental health:
"Some districts have stepped up to improve their students’ connections with mental health services. Promising efforts were budding in pockets of the state when the pandemic dealt a blow, overloading schools, students and mental health providers. 

For all of its challenges, COVID-19 has heightened awareness around student mental health. Youth are speaking up about their needs. Adults are listening. Education leaders are optimistic the pandemic could be a catalyst for expanding help in schools.

“I don’t think I can overstate the urgency of this particular topic,” said Debbie Critchfield, president of the State Board of Education."

Read the full story here:
Can you help?
A Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Provision and Accessibility of Special Education Services in the Intermountain West
Dear families,

The following survey is for research that is being conducted out of the Utah State University, Center for Persons with Disabilities. They have received very few responses from parents in Idaho. Please consider completing this survey if you are a parent of a child K-12 who is either on an IEP or a 504 plan. Thank you!
The link to the survey can be found here:

May's Statewide Training: Planning a Healthy Transition to Adulthood (for Parents)

This training helps parents prepare their youth for transitioning to adulthood, with a goal of independent living - including managing their personal health needs. Topics include managing appointments, medications, oral health, hearing and vision, durable medical equipment, assistive technology, and mental health and wellness.

Taking Place 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 6:00 PM, MDT


question ask here
Contact Idaho Parents Unlimited!

The best method to reach us for assistance is through our website:  
https://ipulidaho.org/connect-with-us#contact-us-here . You can also shoot us a question using the abbreviated version of that form at the bottom of every page on our website, although we may need to get more information from you.

We monitor our intake phone line (208-342-5884) several times a day, and will try to respond to any request there within 24 hours. We use an automated intake phone system, so you will be leaving a message.

For questions that are not about something in our scope of work, you can still leave a phone message as above, send the question to the form on our website, or shoot us an email at parents@ipulidaho.org.

We keep our website updated with new news and events, and maintain a presence on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
IPUL's programs are funded through grants and contracts with the following:
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