IPUL's E-News for January 15, 2020
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.
Welcome, Melissa!
IPUL welcomes Melissa Vian who will be working as a Parent Education Coordinator. She began the training process this week, and we know she's going to just do super at taking on a new job that requires hybrid remote work and in the Boise office in the middle of a pandemic. Welcome to our team, Melissa! We're excited to have you!
Survey Presents a Scattered Picture of Behavioral Health Services in Idaho Schools
A new survey of behavioral health services in K-12 schools reveals a scattered landscape of programs across Idaho, where access to services is influenced by where a student lives, and the effectiveness of programs is rarely formally evaluated.

The State Department of Education paid research organization Education Northwest just over $17,000 for the survey, in response to a legislative mandate handed down last year. Some 80 percent of district administrators replied to the survey, which asked about behavioral health services available to students prior to COVID-19 disruptions. Students and education leaders say the global pandemic has only increased the urgency of providing these supports for youth.

Calling all East Idaho Dancers!
Discovery Dance School
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All Abilities Dance

In person or virtual class options available

Free classes start January 20th. 
Wednesdays 5:15-6:15 pm. 
One time costume fee of $50. 
To register contact Kristen Combs at 208-221-3384
Night To Shine 2021
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Celebration Church in Boise will Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation on Friday, February 12, 2021 for the Treasure Valley. Night To Shine is a prom event for children with special needs.

Due to the global circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the safety of every honored guest with special needs as a top priority, Night to Shine 2021 will be an unforgettable virtual experience. This unique virtual event will be complete with all of the treasured prom elements, as every guest will get to enjoy music, dancing, prom favors, messages from special guests…all leading up to the moment when each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom.

February 2021 Statewide Training:
I.D.E.A. & Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities
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Parents receive an in-depth review of the Procedural Safeguards as defined in IDEA to ensure their student’s individualized education program is appropriate for their specific needs.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
6:00 - 7:00 PM MST
via ZOOM
Registration required -
ipulidaho.org 208-342-5884

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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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