IPUL's E-News for December 11, 2020
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.
Job Corps Online Open House
FYI: From the Idaho Job Corps:

Idaho Job Corps serves state residents by connecting them to training and employment. It operates through the Idaho Department of Labor, which has partnered with colleges throughout the state to facilitate the program.

The organization's Eastern Idaho office will offer online open house meetings about the program at https://zoom.us/j/94350295056 on Dec. 4, 11, and 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. In each session, Workforce Coordinator Robert Ballinger will share information about the program and its benefits, outline eligibility requirements, and answer questions.

Those who are not able to attend one of these sessions or who would prefer a more specialized or individual setting are welcome to contact him at robert.ballinger@cei.edu or 208.535.5326.
IPUL Was Featured!
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Thank you to the Center for Parent Information and Resources for featuring Idaho Parents Unlimited on the Hub! Check them out for lots of additional resources for parents, parent centers, and professional partners!
Register for Training on Person-Centered Thinking
3-hr sessions | 1 day/week | 6 weeks
Thursday Mornings – Jan 14 – Feb 25, 2021

Please see attached flyer for additional information.

People who attend this training will learn how to:

  • help people regain positive control over their lives
  • promote and enhance our ongoing learning of the person
  • help build effective supports and plans that lead to fulfilled lives
  • reframe our notions and ideas about people with disabilities
  • discover the balance between Important TO and Important FOR

Unique Opportunity:

A limited number of people who complete this training will have the opportunity to continue in training to become a PC Thinking Trainer themselves.
Class size is limited to 20 participants. All six sessions must be attended to receive certification. Please see attached flyer for additional information.

Register for this training no later than December 18

Questions? Contact Tracy Warren tracy.warren@icdd.idaho.gov or call 208-334-2178

Signing Santa Goes Virtual!
Signing Santa is going virtual this year!
Signing Santa Flyer
Santa (aka Sonny Cabbage) will be available Dec 21 3 - 6 pm PST/4 - 7 pm MST, and Dec 22 3 - 5 pm PST/ 4 -6 pm MST.

RSVP to Cortney Pardun cortney.pardun@iesdb.org and receive the Zoom link and a password for your child's date and time.

Santa's Zoom visits are being sponsored by IESDB and Idaho Power.
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Thanks to the Office of Special Education and Idaho's amazing special education teams at the State Department of Education, our very own Sarah Tueller was able to share in the celebration of how the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) has impacted her son's education since birth.

Click the link below or the YouTube link at the bottom of this story to see the video.
Check out the link below for more inspiring stories and the history of how IDEA came to be and has evolved over the past 45 years. Giving all students the opportunity to learn and participate with their same-aged peers through inclusive education, as much as possible, and most importantly, access their American right to a free and appropriate public education.

IPUL is Hiring!
Parent Education Coordinator

Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc., (IPUL) a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides training, resources, support, and one to one assistance for parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs, as well as accessible and inclusive arts programming. IPUL is seeking a Parent Education Coordinator in our Boise office.

Necessary skills:
- Must represent Idaho Parents Unlimited and its guiding principles.
- Must have strong knowledge of and experience with Idaho Special Education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as well as experience with health systems including Medicaid, Developmental Disabilities, and Behavioral Health.
- Must have an understanding of family-centered care, family-engagement, and the importance of parent and professional collaboration.
- Must have the ability to respond effectively to changes and challenges and make effective adjustments where and when necessary.
- Public speaking and presenting to large and small audiences in person and virtually is required.
- Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Must be highly resourceful and self-motivated
- Must maintain daily confidential records of communication and interactions with families and professionals using our cloud-based database.
- Must be professional and adhere to privacy laws and ethical guidelines.
- Must be able to function in a flexible work environment that will include different locations and may require working from home.
- Must be able to operate a variety of up-to-date technology and systems with which to perform daily duties.
- Must possess a proven ability to work effectively and respectfully with a broad range of people from diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
- This position will be working from our central Boise office, however due to current pandemic restrictions, applicants must have the ability to set up a confidential, professional home office.

While the general position hours are set between 9-5 on weekdays, due to training workshops and regional or national meetings and conferences, the position requires flexibility and will include evenings, weekends, and extensive travel both in-state and out-of-state. (when not in pandemic lockdown)
Approximately 30-40 hours per week/$14.00 per hour.

How to apply:
Please email your resume to jobs@ipulidaho.org

Please no phone calls.

Parents of children with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply
Bilingual in English / Spanish is a plus

Idaho Parents Unlimited is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion.
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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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