IPUL's E-News for January 14, 2022
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.
On Monday, January 17, IPUL will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King day.
Youth Corner - Volume 1
Youth Corner in English
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Jan. 2022 Vol. 1

Youth Corner

How can you advocate for yourself?

The goal with self-advocacy is to have as much say in making decisions that affect your life. What do you want to do after high school? College? What would you like to be when you “grow up”? Self-advocating is important for everyone but, especially if you have a disability. You need to know your rights when it comes to school and work. Do you know what accommodations you need?
Do you know how to ask for them?

Steps for self-advocating:
1. Who are you? What do you need? What do you want? What areas are you good at advocating for yourself in? What area could you work on?
2. What are your rights? Do you require accommodations? Knowing what your rights are and how to ask for what you need is important.
3. This step is important. Now that you know who you are, what you need, and what your rights are it is time to “speak up”. Share your thoughts, ask questions, and stand up for yourself.
4. You’re not alone, team up with others! Strength comes in numbers, find others who want to accomplish the same goals.
This is a matter of balance. It isn’t easy but you have rights, and you deserve to have the life you desire. Be assertive, but respectful, speak to what you want and need. Practice makes perfect, it takes time to accomplish your goals but you will get there!

Who is IPUL? We are the families we serve!

Here at IPUL we are all parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs. We are the Statewide Parent Training and Information Center and Family to Family Health Information Center.

We provide resources, support, workshops, as well as one to one assistance to families who have children with disabilities at no cost to families. For our youth specifically we have IPUL Arts and “Work of Art”. Our arts program provides arts education and instruction to children and youth in classrooms and community centers taught by teaching artists. Our partnership with the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation called "Work of Art" helps youth with disabilities develop important skills for employment.

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Youth corner in spanish
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Ene. 2022 | Vol. 1

Rincón Juvenil

¿Cómo puedes abogar por ti mismo?
El objetivo de la autodefensa es tener la mayor cantidad de voz en la toma de decisiones que afectan su vida. ¿Qué quieres hacer después de la secundaria? ¿Universidad? ¿Qué te gustaría ser cuando seas “mayor”? La autodefensa es importante para todos, pero especialmente si tiene una discapacidad. Necesita conocer sus derechos cuando se trata de la escuela y el trabajo. ¿Sabe qué adaptaciones necesita? ¿Sabes cómo pedirlos?

Pasos para la autodefensa:
1. ¿Quién eres tú? ¿Que necesitas? ¿Qué quieres? ¿En qué áreas eres bueno defendiéndote a ti mismo? ¿En qué área podrías trabajar?

2. ¿Cuáles son tus derechos? ¿Necesita alojamiento? Es importante saber cuáles son sus derechos y cómo pedir lo que necesita.

3. Este paso es importante. Ahora que sabe quién es, qué necesita y cuáles son sus derechos, es hora de “hablar”. Comparte tus pensamientos, haz preguntas y defiéndete.

4. ¡No estás solo, forma equipo con otros! La fuerza viene en los números, encuentre a otros que quieran lograr las mismas metas.

Esta es una cuestión de equilibrio. No es fácil, pero tienes derechos y mereces tener la vida que deseas. Sé asertivo, pero respetuoso, habla de lo que quieres y necesitas. La práctica hace al maestro, se necesita tiempo para lograr tus objetivos, ¡pero lo lograrás!

¿Quien es IPUL?

¡Somos las familias a las que servimos!

Aquí en IPUL todos somos padres de niños con discapacidades y necesidades especiales de salud. Somos el Centro Estatal de Capacitación e Información para Padres y el Centro de Información de Salud de Familia a Familia. Brindamos recursos, apoyo, talleres, así como asistencia personalizada a familias que tienen niños con discapacidades sin costo alguno para las familias. Para nuestra juventud específicamente tenemos Artes IPUL y “Obra de Arte”. Nuestro programa de artes brinda educación e instrucción artística a niños y jóvenes en aulas y centros comunitarios impartidos por artistas docentes.

Nuestra asociación con la División de Rehabilitación Vocacional de Idaho llamada "Obra de Arte" ayuda a los jóvenes con discapacidades a desarrollar habilidades importantes para el empleo.

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Questions And Answers With You in 2022 - Week 2 Answer!
week 2 answer
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Q2: Do you know how to find out what is happening at the Idaho Legislature?

Thank you for your answers. Your answers are correct, and what a great idea to follow your legislator on social media. That's one great thing about Idaho, our Citizen Legislators make themselves easily available to their constituents.

You can access all of the official information at the Idaho Legislature website: legislature.idaho.gov Here you will be able access the Bill Center, Committees, learn about Public Testimony and so much more.

You can view what is happening in the committees daily through their live streaming site via Idaho Public Television at: https://www.idahoptv.org/shows/idahoinsession/Legislature/

If you're unsure of what bills to follow and how to follow them, visit the Bill Center or subscribe to an organization's newsletter that provides weekly legislative updates. One such newsletter comes from Idaho Voices for Children (click here and scroll to the bottom to subscribe: https://www.idahovoices.org/) They'll be tracking all legislation that impacts children in Idaho.

Another newsletter is through the Idaho Caregiver Alliance. You can subscribe here: https://tinyurl.com/4c8ytnyt

To learn more about how to advocate on a particular issue or how to provide testimony on a bill - In person at the Capitol or not - you can contact Idaho Parents Unlimited. We can assist you personally or you can attend one of our upcoming advocacy workshops to learn more. 


February 2022 Statewide Training:
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Join us on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 12:30 PM MST (11:30 AM PST) for our monthly training series, followed by an interactive question and answer period!

We'll be covering: 

  • When sticker charts just never worked.
  • What happens when a child has an incident at school? 
  • Functional Behavioral Assessments 
  • And your questions! 

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
@ 12:30 - 1:30 PM, MST (11:30 AM - Noon PST) 
(Will not be recorded - Be there or be square)

Point your smartphone at the QR code to be taken directly to IPUL's registration page

Fred Riggers Disability Awareness Day
We shared this from the Consortium for People With Disabilities:
Consortium for Idahoans with Disabilities presents
Fred Riggers Disability Awareness Day

FEB. 2, 2022 | 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Award Ceremony at NOON


We invite you to stop by to learn more about issues concerning people with disabilities:
  • The housing crisis
  • The direct care workforce shortage
  • Digital accessibility
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.
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