IPUL's E-News for March 18, 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.
Questions And Answers With You in 2022 - Week 11
Idaho Parents Unlimited
Engage + Educate + Bridge + Lead
For week 11 we asked:
"Heading into the busy IEP season, do you have a current copy of your child's IEP/eligibility?

Come back Friday and we will discuss why having these documents on hand is important and how to request copies if you need replacements."
A11 Answer (Part 1):
Knowing your child’s goals and eligibility helps you track progress and make necessary adjustments throughout the year. It also allows you the ability to be a more active participant on their child’s IEP team.  

The Procedural Safeguards protect parents’ rights to inspect and review any education records relating to your child that are collected, maintained or used by your school district under Part B of IDEA. (Access Rights 34cfr§300.613)

In most cases, simply reaching out to your child’s teacher and requesting a copy of their IEP/eligibility is enough. However, sometimes a little more work is required.
A11 Answer (Part 2):

1. Contact your school district.
Ask for the office of the director of special education. Someone at this office can provide you a copy of the laws and procedures that cover which student records schools keep and for how long.

2. Ask the school what you need to do to see your child’s records.
If the school has a request form, fill it out. Ask the school for a copy of the form after you’ve filled it out.

3. Write a letter.
If the district doesn’t have a request form, write a letter requesting access to your child’s records. You can use this sample letter to help you write it.

4. Send the letter.
Send the letter to the school district’s director of special education. You may also copy (“CC”) your child’s principal, the special education teacher, and others involved with your child’s education, such as the school psychologist.
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Stories We Shared
Celebration of the Young Child
Sharing this from our friends at Idaho AEYC:

Celebration of the Young Child
April 16, 2022 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Julia Davis Park

Join us in celebrating childhood in Idaho! Families will participate in fun activities while connecting with community organizations and businesses that focus on early childhood education and family services. There will be food trucks, music, activities, free books and so much more!

Help support the needs of Idaho’s early learners and join us at Julia Davis Park on April 16!

Inclusive Yogafort
We are excited to announce that this special inclusive session with Ali Astrid Moto at Yogafort will also include an ASL interpreter. Please pass this on to anyone you know who would like to attend.

Taking place March 27, at 10-11:45 AM During Treefort in Boise

College Goes Outside the Classroom to Impact Idaho
We shared this great story from our friends at Decoding Dyslexia - Idaho:

Dr. Sally Brown, Assistant Professor at the College of Idaho, Member of the SEAP Committee at the SDE, Friend and supporter of DDID, Mom of a Dyslexic kiddo and a true hero in the changes coming in Idaho Education, Literacy, The Science of Reading and Dyslexia screening and appropriate remediation for our 1-in-5. Idaho is incredibly lucky to have her!

April 2022 Statewide Training:
IEP Roadmap
IEP Roadmap

Step-by-step guide on how to read the actual document for your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Participants will be taken on a tour of Special educaiton using Idaho's Individualized Education Program (IEP) as the map, and IPUL staff as the guides. 

12:30 - 1:30 PM MDT (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT)
Live on Zoom

Live workshops will no longer be recorded so the chat feature will be available 

On-Demand recorded webinars located at IPULIDAHO.ORG

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

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) during the workday, 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. (Please be sure the number you are leaving us can accept text or voice messages.)

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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Programs and services offered by Idaho Parents Unlimited are supported in part by the U.S. Department of Education (H328M200033) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Affordable Care Act Family to Family Health Information Center (H84MC12896), opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the positions of either department, endorsement is not assumed