IPUL's E-News for January 7, 2022
Welcome back everyone! 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.
Questions With You in 2022
the questions with you in 2022 flyer
IPUL is doing something new in 2022!


Idaho Parents Unlimited
Engage + Educate + Bridge + Lead

Questions With You

Weekly questions posted on Monday with an answer/clarification provided on Friday. Have some fun learning and sharing in 2022!

Here's the first question we posted this Monday, as well as a sneak peek of the next one:
Question One:
What Does Idaho Parents Unlimited (IPUL) Do?
week one answer we are the parents we serve
The Answer:

We Are the Families We Serve!

We are parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs ourselves, and we often are navigating the same education and health systems as you all are.

Technically speaking, Idaho Parents Unlimited is the Statewide Parent Training and Information Center and Family to Family Health Information Center providing resources, supports, workshops, and one to one assistance to families who have children with disabilities throughout the state at no cost to families.

We assist families who have children with disabilities and special health care needs - ages birth to adulthood - with any issue or system you may be touching.

We also have our IPUL Arts programming in which we provide high-quality arts education and instruction to children and youth in classrooms and community centers throughout Idaho via our teaching artists.

We also have a wonderful program that is in partnership with the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation called "Work of Art" that helps youth with disabilities develop important skills for employment.

Finally, we also work with our professional partners to assist them in working with families as well as on issues that include systems advocacy and policy work that impacts the families we serve.

To learn more, check out our "Now What" Guides on our website: https://ipulidaho.org/files/IPULNowWhatGuide.pdf

Question Two:
This is a sneak peek of next Monday's question - you can answer it on IPUL's Facebook page starting Monday, January 10, 2022
Q2: Do you know how to find out what is happening at the Idaho Legislature?

The Idaho Legislature contains an abundance of information, do you know how to access this?
January 2022 Statewide Training:
The January Training is taking place on a new day, at a new time!

  • Home Files, Hospital Visits, Disasters - Oh My!
  • What to keep and how long to keep it
  • Organization Strategies that fit many styles
  • Evacuation plans for individuals with disabilities or special health care needs

This training is on a different day and a different time than we've done in the past!

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
12:30 - 1:00 PM MST / 11:30 - 12:00 PM PST
Q&A Session 1:00 - 1:30 PM MST / 12:00 - 12:30 PM PST

Registration Required : ipulidaho.org/rsvp-workshop


Point your smartphone at the QR code to be taken directly to IPUL's registration page (or click here)
Tools For Life 2022
We shared this from the Idaho Assistive Technology Project:
Event Information
The Tools for Life Fair is a secondary transition conference for students with disabilities, families and secondary transition professionals. The event is presented as a typical professional conference with national keynote speakers and breakout sessions.
Important registration information

Tools for Life 2022 will be held in-person in Moscow on March 7-8 at the Best Western Plus University Inn.

For the health and safety of everyone, all attendees will be required to wear a mask.

All student registrations and associated paperwork must be submitted by January 19, 2021. Note that a parent/guardian signature is required on the student waiver documents.
Quick Links to Stories We Shared
These are quick links to several stories that we shared during the week
Tiny Survival Guide
We shared the Trauma Stewardship Institute's
Tiny Survival Guide

tiny survival guide tips
We shared this resource page from the Idaho Interagency Council on Secondary Transition, full of age-sorted links to resources for youth and families of youth who have disabilities
Upcoming Events from Decoding Dyslexia
Sharing some upcoming events from our friends at Decoding Dyslexia Idaho:

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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