IPUL's E-News for July 2, 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.
Hot! Hot! Hot! Signs to Look Out For:
With the ongoing heat wave, we passed along Central District Health's public health advisory for extreme heat, expected this week and potentially beyond.

Local and national weather services are predicting triple-digit temperatures across much of central Idaho for the next ten days. The public health advisory will be in place while temperatures exceed 100 degrees for consecutive days.

If you notice any signs of heat exhaustion or stroke in yourself or those around you, seek medical help immediately.
  • Heavy Sweating
  • Paleness
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Fainting
  • Skin: may be cool and moist
  • Pulse Rate: fast and weak
  • Breathing Fast and Shallow

  • An extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees F)
  • Red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating)
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • Throbbing headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
CDH issued a public health advisory for extreme heat expected this week & potentially beyond. The PHA will be in place while temperatures exceed 100 degrees for consecutive days.

Learn more about ways to protect yourself & others at: cdh.idaho.gov/news.
4th of July Accessible Events
a girl in a wheelchair smiles at the camera

Viewing area designed to accommodate people with special needs who want to watch the McCall fireworks over Payette Lake!

July 4, 2021
At dusk

Legacy Park, McCall, Idaho 83638
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July 4 2021
Special Needs Ice Skating Event
Presented by McCall Jewelry Company

This is a FREE ice-skating opportunity with the McCall-based IceClimbers Skating Team. Up to 15 children between the ages of 3-months and 103-years with special needs, physical or developmental, will be invited to attend the event to be held at the Manchester Ice and Events Centre in McCall Idaho

11:00 A.M to 12:00 P.M July 4, 2021

FREE Webinar Training on Accessible Pedestrian Trails and Shared Use Paths Thursday, August 5, 2021
FREE Webinar Training on Accessible Pedestrian Trails and Shared Use Paths
Thursday, August 5, 2021

Accessible Pedestrian Trails and Shared Use Paths
Thursday, August 5, 2021
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Mountain Time Zone

Enjoying a hike, a bike ride, a walk, a run, or a roll along a scenic route is a healthy way to spend time. This webinar will review the differences between accessible pedestrian trails and shared-use paths. Presenters will review the technical and scoping requirements in the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards for newly constructed or altered pedestrian trails on federal sites, as well as proposed supplementary provisions for shared use paths. Presenters will also address some frequently asked questions and common sources of confusion concerning accessible pedestrian trails and shared-use paths.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Dana Gover, MPA, ADAC, ADA Specialist in Training & Technical Assistance Consultation
Northwest ADA Center-Idaho
Email: dananwadacenteridaho@gmail.com
ADA TA Hotline: voice and text 208-841-9422
Cell phone : voice and text: 208-761-3073
Person-Centered Thinking Training

REGISTRATION is OPEN for the next Person Centered Thinking Training to Begin in August.

This is the next series of our popular Person Centered Thinking (PCT) Training and there may not be another training scheduled until late fall/winter. PC

Thinking skills help us get to know people, discovery how to support them, and keep learning from the person along the way. The tools introduced help us put into action our desire to help people live their best lives. This web-based training is provided as a six-part series of 3-hour modules through Zoom video conference.

3-hr sessions | 2 days/week | 3 weeks
Monday afternoons – 1-4pm Mountain (12-3pm Pacific)
Thursday mornings – 9am-12pm Mountain (8-11am Pacific)
August 2-19, 2021

Class size is limited to 20 participants.

All six sessions must be attended to receive certification.

Demand for these trainings has been high and registration fills fast.

Use this link to register: 

A Guide to State Definitions of "Medical Necessity" Under the Medicaid EPSDT Benefit
Do you know about EPSDT and "medically necessary" services? Here's a recently released guide on each state's definition of "medically necessary."

Understanding the IEP:
Reading the Actual Document
IPUL's July 2021 Statewide Training
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Join Idaho Parents Unlimited as we look at how to read and understand the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for your child.

We will be trying a new format this month with two parts.

Part one will be our regular webinar format, (Recorded but only the presenters are sharing their cameras.)

Part two will be an Open Forum Question and Answer session where all participants can share their cameras if they choose. Part two will not be recorded!

Join us!

Taking place
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Live Broadcast from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Q & A from 7:00-7:30 PM (or longer)

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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