IPUL's E-News for January 22, 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.
Idaho faces shortage of direct care workers, leaving disabled without care
Idaho and states throughout the U.S. are facing a severe shortage of direct care workers. These are workers who give assistance to people who are sick, injured, mentally or physically disabled, or elderly. These workers sometimes work in long-term care facilities, but oftentimes work in people’s homes to care for them.
10th Annual Family Caregiver Conference
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The 10th Annual Family Caregiver Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, February 20, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is the first year the Family Caregiver Conference will be held virtually – this allows us to open the conference to family caregivers from all regions of Idaho. 

The theme for this year’s conference is Celebrating Resilience. This will be a day of celebration, education, support, and networking among family caregivers and care partners. The agenda features local experts who will present valuable information addressing caregiving across the lifespan. 
AAC Camp – An adventure in Communicating
From our friends at the Idaho Assistive Technology Project:
We are pleased to announce we are hosting 3 Virtual Mini AAC Camps for you and your AAC User. Our first camp will be held January 30th! All camps will be held on a Saturday morning and last 2 hours total – 1 hour for the AAC User/Children and a fun activity and the 2nd hour will be devoted to training caregivers.

CAMP DATES ARE SATURDAY MORNINGS:

January 30th, March 27th and May 22nd in 2021

Here's the link to the form "AAC Mini Virtual Camp Registration 2021

Or contact your local IATP office for an email with the link.
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.

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

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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
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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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