IPUL's E-News for February 19, 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.
Housing Needs Survey - Boise
We shared this from the Boise School District - from the City of Boise

The City of Boise has asked that we help communicate about the opportunity to take a survey that will help identify community needs when it comes to affordable housing and community development.

The survey is available in English and in Spanish. It will be open through February 21.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
Boise School District Administration


#FlatFredFriday - City of Nampa Parks!
Fred Riggers Cutout at an accessable park in Nampa
#FlatFredFriday is an awareness campaign being run by the Consortium for Idahoans With Disabilities to raise awareness of accessibility issues in places it needs to improve, and to celebrate places doing it correctly! 

This week they are celebrating the accessible playground at West Park in Nampa Idaho – You can see all the places FlatFred has gone here:

Yes you CAN(s) Conference
Yes you Cans conference banner
Last week we told you to save the date - now we have more information for you:

Welcome to the first annual Idaho Federation of Families parent education spring conference, YES you CAN(S)! It is the first, and hopefully last, time this conference will be presented 100% virtually. We all look forward to resuming our relationships in person and we embrace the adaptations that are ahead!

Join us for our parent and youth education event focused on the CANS tool and developing effective treatment plans for youth accessing mental health care in Idaho. During YES you CAN(S) speakers will help you understand the variety of options parents, providers, and youth have throughout the mental health journey. You can join sessions in which a team will illustrate skills for building a treatment plan based on the CANS assessment. And, as well, you will learn to identify points of decision-making so that you can assure appropriate supports according to the youth's level of need.

Register and see all information about the conference, here:

Good News!
We were happy to share this news on Thursday from State Representative  Ilana Rubel:
"Every once in a while good things happen at the Statehouse. Today the House passed HCR6, my bipartisan legislation seeking insurance coverage for prescription formula for kids with serious digestive disorders. This formula can cost up to $2k per month and is causing major financial hardship for parents of affected children. On to the Senate!"
March 2021 Statewide Training:
Getting and Keeping the First Job
(Youth & Parents)
Event Flyer for getting and keeping the first job with a man creating art using a marker in the background behind the text
Getting and Keeping the First Job (Youth & Parents) - IPUL's March 2021 Statewide Training

 For both youth and parents, this training will be on tips and strategies for youth 
with disabilities  to get and keep their first job. 
Taking Place: 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 PM MST via ZOOM

upcoming events flyer showing dates and times
Upcoming Events!

January 2021
27th Lunch and Learn
Self-Care in the new year for you and your child

February 2021
10th Monthly Webinar
IDEA & Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities

24th Lunch and Learn
Dispute Resolution in Idaho: Exploring Facilitation
with guest Jeff Brandt, Idaho's Dispute Resolution Coordinator for the State Department of Education, Office of Special Education
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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