IPUL's E-News: August 23, 2019
Here are the highlights of our recent activity online. Not all everything is included due to timeliness. If an advertised event already took place, we've left it off.
We Want Your News!
  If you have news, information or upcoming events in your hometown that are relevant to families who have children with disabilities or special health care needs and would like us to share that information, please email the details to parents@ipulidaho.org for review.

Our program coordinator will then share this via IPUL's social media networks.
We Are Looking For Your Feedback!
If your child has recently been unenrolled from Medicaid (including Katie Beckett) for any reason, please provide feedback.
If you are experiencing ANY issues, struggles, or want to share positive feedback regarding:


Please let us know by completing the confidential feedback form on Idaho Parents Unlimited's website:

Labor Department Rules That IEP Meetings are a Valid Reason for FMLA use
Be aware that FMLA applies to organizations with 50 or more employees and there are certain requirements for taking leave. Also, a question was recently asked about paid leave and sick time requirements. We found this for Idaho:

Use of Paid Leave

The FMLA only requires unpaid leave, however, the law permits an employee to elect, or the employer to require the employee, to use eligible accrued paid leave which includes sick, vacation, and compensatory time for some or all of the FMLA leave period.

If the employee uses the above eligible accrued paid leave concurrently with FMLA leave, the employee is required to comply with all procedural requirements, such as notice requirements, of the agency’s paid leave policies. Failure to do so may result in loss of entitlement to paid leave for the time period for which the employee failed to comply with the agency’s leave policies, although the employee remains entitled to take unpaid FMLA leave

If FMLA leave without pay (FML) is used, the employee cannot request to change to a paid leave after the payroll has processed.

IPUL On The Road
This week the Parent Education Coordinators went on the road to Eastern Idaho, with stops in Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Blackfoot and America Falls! We'll be back in the office Monday.
baskets on a table
Boise and Couer d'Alene
posters for work of art fall 2019
Pre-employment skills development for students with a disability, ages 16-21. 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.  Please plan to attend all sessions.
Work of Art for Boise 

For Work Of Art taking place: 
October 16 - November 9. 2019

Idaho Parents Unlimited
4619 Emerald, Ste. E Boise, ID

Work of Art for Coeur d'Alene  

For Work Of Art taking place: 
October 9 - October 26. 2019
Human Rights Education Institute 
414 W Fort Grounds dr. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Graham Slam 2019
Graham DeLaet
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September Statewide Training - Special Education: Eligibility and Strengths-Based Goals
workshop flyer
Join IPUL staff for a brief discussion about the beginning steps of the Special Education evaluation process followed by an in-depth discussion on how to write goals for students that focus on their strengths to help them make progress and be successful.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
10:00 a.m. and at 6:00 p.m. 

Live both sessions!


We welcome people who want to attend the training in person at our Boise office. 
(Please plan to be in the office at least 10 minutes prior to broadcast.)

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 this link:

You will receive a confirmation email with a link to join either of the live events.