IPUL's E-News for March 25, 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 12
Idaho Parents Unlimited
Engage + Educate + Bridge + Lead
For week 12 we asked:
"Following up from last week's question about acciessing your child's educational records, do you know if there are any education files you do not have access to?"
week 12 answer
A12 Answer

According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), parents don't have a right to review documents including test instruments, test protocols, question booklets, or interpretive materials, which do not contain personally identifiable information relating to their child.

However, test protocols that include personally identifiable information or are co-mingled with education records may be education records within the meaning of the IDEA and FERPA, and, therefore, parents may have the right to inspect and review them.
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Job Opening: Administrative Assistant
Now Hiring: Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides training, resources, support, and one to one assistance for parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs, as well as accessible and inclusive arts programming. IPUL is seeking a Part-Time Administrative Assistant. 

TITLE: Part-Time Administrative Assistant
REPORTS TO: Executive Director / Supervising Program Coordinator
LOCATION: IPUL Office, Boise
HOURS: 10-15 hours a week

A. Perform general clerical duties to include, but not limited to, bookkeeping, copying, faxing, mailing and filing.
B. Data entry.  
C. Data collection for surveys as needed.
D. Maintain project calendars to coordinate work flow.
E. Organize documents and files.
F. Collect and maintain inventory of office equipment and supplies.
G. Assists the Arts Coordinator in collecting teaching artist materials and reports, communications, and assisting in the Work of Art events. 
H. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director including assisting in other special events as needed.
I. Accept and represent the IPUL organizational philosophy.

A. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Windows, Access, and Excel.
B. Excellent writing skills including proofreading and assimilating and summarizing information.
C. High school diploma required; college credits or related work experience desirable.
D. Experience with family/families of a child with a disability.

A. Work hours may be flexible with both in-office and remote options available
B. Must adhere to applicable privacy laws
C. Must be fully-vaccinated for Covid-19

The employee occasionally lifts, pushes, and/or moves up to 50 pounds, such as boxed hardware and software or office materials, or furnishings.
The noise level of the work environment is moderate to loud noise.
Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Please email your resume to jobs@ipulidaho.org Please, no phone calls.

Parents of children with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply
Bilingual in English / Spanish is a plus
This position will remain open until filled.
Stories We Shared
Governor signs Down Syndrome Diagnosis Information Act into law
We shared this from the Idaho Down Syndrome Council:

So amazing that this happened today of all days, on World Down Syndrome day! A huge thank you to all those who made it happen

Tens of Thousands of ID Kids Health Coverage in Peril
a child at a doctor visit
A change to Medicaid enrollment in the coming months could put health coverage for millions of children across the U.S., and thousands in Idaho, at risk.

When the federal government officially ends the COVID-19 public health emergency, it will also end the requirement for states to provide continuous Medicaid coverage.

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.
IPUL's programs are funded in part through grants and contracts with the following:
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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