IPUL's E-News for October 1, 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.
The SILC is Looking For New Members
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From the Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC)

The SILC is recruiting new members for immediate openings from the following regions:

Parent advocate from any region, applicants from rural areas are encouraged to apply

Young adult (18-26) with a disability from any region, applicants from rural areas are encouraged to apply

Adult with a disability - Region 5 (Camas, Blaine, Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome, Minidoka, Twin Falls, Cassia counties)

Adult with a disability – Region 2 (Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis, Idaho)

Applications are on their website at https://silc.idaho.gov/council-information-composition
Idaho Special Education Teacher Competing for Miss USA Crown
"Of the 50 pageant queens who flew into Cancún to have their pictures taken before competing to become the next Miss USA, only one was an educator. Or an Idahoan."

"She’s in her third year teaching special education, and her second at Gem Prep. There, her teaching philosophy and passion for working with students with disabilities have converged on a shared focal point: heightening students’ self-worth."

Students and Families as Partners in Secondary Transition Teams
On October 7, 2021 at 5:30 PM Mountain time, Sarah Tueller, Idaho Parents Unlimited' s Program Coordinator, will be speaking at the 2021 CEC (Council for Exceptional Children) Virtual Conference this year with Randi Cole, Idaho State Department of Education's Secondary Education Transition Coordinator. 

Sarah and Randi are excited to share how collaboration with families, students, and educators is essential in setting the foundation for student success in preparing them to embark on their journey through life after high school.

You can listen to the event free of charge on October 7, 2021 at 5:30 PM Mountain time at this link:
Self Advocacy For Youth : Creating Positive Change
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Join Idaho Parents Unlimited during Bullying Prevention Month for a conversation about how kids and youth can advocate effectively for themselves.

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, October 13, 2021 @ 6:30 PM, MST

Registration is required - Register Here:
Idaho Parents Unlimited is 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.
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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.

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