IPUL's E-News for November 12, 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.
Paralyzed Artist Inspires Others
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trees made of rainbows
various works of art
We shared this from the Eagle Holiday Bazaar:

Our friend Non is an amazing watercolor artist. Non developed his skill as painter after surviving a tragic motor vehicle accident. The accident left him paralyzed from the shoulders down.

Non uses a brush or pencil in his mouth to paint these beautiful nature scenes.

Non's mouth art inspires others and is an excellent reminder to focus on the amazing things we CAN do when we live our lives with a positive outlook.

Read more about Non's story here: www.nonsmouthart.com
Upcoming Food Distributions in Moscow and The Treasure Valley
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We shared this from KTVB Via MSN, linked here back to KTVB:

The City of Nampa and the Idaho Food Bank are joining forces to help get meals on the tables of residents in need. 

On Wednesday, November 17, 2021, a food giveaway will be held at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., or until the food boxes run out. There are no qualifications to receive the food: Anyone who needs help or is able to pick up and deliver a box to a neighbor or friend in need is welcome.

Food boxes typically contain dairy, meat, and produce staples. The pickup will be conducted in a drive-through fashion, with recipients remaining in their cars.

Similar food distribution events around the Treasure Valley have proven wildly popular, with thousands turning out to claim a box.

There wasn't an article for this, but there's also going to be one of these on Monday Nov 22, 2021 in Moscow, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM or Until Food Runs Out. Church on Mountain View Rd. and Joseph Street., 1016 S Mountain View Rd, Moscow, 83843.

Also another will be held Tuesday Nov 23, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the O'Connor Field House Grounds, S 22nd Ave, Caldwell, 83605.
Become an IPULian!
Idaho Parents Unlimited is (Still!) Hiring!
Parent Education Coordinator

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 is seeking a Parent Education Coordinator in the Boise office. This position is to provide assistance via one-to-one phone calls or emails to parents of children with disabilities and/or special healthcare needs and the professionals who serve them. This position also requires the ability to provide training, workshops, and support to parents, professionals, and youth both in-person and online.

Necessary skills:

  • Must represent Idaho Parents Unlimited and its guiding principles.
  • Must have strong knowledge of and experience with Idaho Special Education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as well as experience with health systems including Medicaid, Developmental Disabilities, and Behavioral Health.
  • Must have an understanding of family-centered care, family-engagement, and the importance of parent and professional collaboration.
  • Must have the ability to respond effectively to changes and challenges and make effective adjustments where and when necessary.
  • Public speaking and presenting to large and small audiences in person and virtually is required.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be highly resourceful and self-motivated.
  • Must maintain daily confidential records of communication and interactions with families and professionals using our cloud-based database.
  • Must be professional and adhere to privacy laws and ethical guidelines.
  • Must be able to function in a flexible work environment that will include different locations and may require working from home.
  • Must be able to operate a variety of up-to-date technology and systems with which to perform daily duties.
  • Must possess a proven ability to work effectively and respectfully with a broad range of people from diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • This position will be working from our Boise office, however due to current pandemic restrictions, applicants must have the ability to set up a confidential, professional home office.


While the general position hours are set between 9-5 on weekdays, due to training workshops and regional or national meetings and conferences, the position requires flexibility and will include evenings, weekends, and extensive travel both in-state and out-of-state (when not in pandemic lockdown).

Job is full-time, 40 hours per week.

How to apply:

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

Idaho Parents Unlimited is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion.

This position will remain open until filled.
November's Monthly Training:
Children's Developmental Disabilities Services in Idaho (Katie Beckett!)
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Join Idaho Parents Unlimited for a conversation about Children's Developmental Disabilities Services in Idaho. We'll be covering topics like the Katie Beckett Waiver, Traditional vs Family Directed Services, Allowable Expenses, and more!

This will consist of a normal, hour long training that will be recorded, followed by a half-hour question and answer section that will not.

All via Zoom

Taking Place
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 @ 6:30 PM, MT

Registration is required - Register Here:
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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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