IPUL's E-News for April 24, 2020
Here are the highlights of our recent activity online. Not all everything is included due to timeliness. If an advertised event already took place, we've left it off.
IPUL Is Here For You!

The best method to reach us is through our website request form:   

We are still monitoring our   intake phone line   several times a day, and will try to respond to any request there within 24 hours. 

For questions that are  not  about something in our  scope of work , you can still leave a phone message as above, or send us an email at  parents@ipulidaho.org   - this account will be monitored daily, but is not as heavily monitored as the main intake systems.
We keep constantly updating our COVID-19 page with new information as it becomes available:
Apps & Apps in the Afternoon!
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Come Join us Wednesday, April 29, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m. on Facebook for Apps & Apps in the Afternoon! Join IPUL staff and bring to the table your favorite appetizer (recipe to share) and the most helpful applications/programs/websites you've found to be successful... (Or maybe those to steer clear of). 

Ask Dr. Stumph!
Wednesday, April 29 from 1-2:30 PM MT, you can join Dr Susan Stumph, who will present information about Children's services during COVID, and answer questions from family members related to Children's DD Waiver Services and COVID-19.
Ask Dr. Susan Stumph

Do you have questions or concerns about your Child’s Medicaid DD Services or Supports during the COVID-19 crisis? If you are a parent of a child receiving services, submit your questions today!

Susan Stumph, PhD, Children’s Developmental Disabilities Program Manager, Family and Community Services, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, will present information on how the department has supported children and families during COVID-19 by making services more flexible. She will also answer questions from family members related to Children’s DD Waiver Services during the COVID-19 crisis.

If you would like to submit a question related to Children’s DD Waiver services you can at: https://bit.ly/DrStumphQ . You can ask up to three questions. Please submit your questions by 5:00 PM Monday, April 27th.

The Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities will be hosting a Zoom meeting with Dr. Susan Stumph. The Zoom meeting will be hosted on Wednesday April 29, from 1:00-2:30 PM Mountain Time.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Dr. Susan Stumph is the Children’s Developmental Disabilities Program Manger with Family and Community Services, IDHW. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology San Diego. Susan has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for more than 22 years. She has worked as a direct care provider, as a clinician with early intervention programs, for the Idaho Children’s DD program as a clinician, supervisor of the West hub, and in her current role as the program manager since 2014. She is a native Idahoan but has lived in various places throughout the country. Susan moved back to Idaho from San Diego after finishing her Ph.D. She has six children and 18 grandchildren.
CNN and Sesame Street will host a special coronavirus town hall for kids and parents - Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. Mountain
Sanjay Gupta Big Bird and Erica Hill
CNN is partnering with Sesame Street for a special town hall Saturday at 9 a.m. ET about coronavirus, focused on kids and parents.

"The ABC's of Covid 19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents" will tackle issues including education, anxiety, screen time and playdates.

The 90-minute town hall will feature experts and Sesame Street characters -- including Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Rosita and Grover -- answering questions submitted by families.

Big Bird will join CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN anchor and national correspondent Erica Hill to moderate the event.

Special Olympics Idaho Cancels the 2020 State Summer Games due to COVID-19
Special Olympics Idaho is cancelling 2002 State Summer Games.
The Cancellation of our largest competition of the year will no doubt cause incredible disappointment for our athletes, coaches, and volunteers. However in light of the current circumstances, we must continue to make everyone’s health and safety our number one priority. Together we are an incredibly resilient group of people who can get through anything and come out on the other side of the adversity even stronger.
 
In the meantime, there are ways you can help our athletes still while social distancing:
-Selling Truck Raffle Tickets
-Getting Donations Through Idaho Gives
-Creating Awareness Videos to Share on Social Media
-Buying an LETR 2020 Torch Run T-Shirt
-Donating at isdo.org
 
Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Strong.
Idaho Busness For Education Collects Computers for Kids
With less than two months left on most school calendars, and tens of thousands of students missing access to computers or Internet at home, Rod Gramer sees the challenge ahead of him as a “race against time.”
Gramer, the CEO of the Boise-based nonprofit Idaho Business for Education , is spearheading an effort to get Internet hotspots and used laptops to Idaho students who do not have that technology at home, so they can access online learning.
Seven IBE teams across Idaho are collecting used computers from businesses and households with technology to spare. After scrubbing them (of data and germs), IBE hopes to deliver those devices to tens of thousands of students in districts that have asked for help.
laptops donated by simplot
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Statewide Training for May -
When Your Child Turns Three ...
...Moving on From Infant Toddler Services
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If you have a child who is moving out of the infant-toddler program and about to enter into the education system and you want to know what to expect... this training is for you! We'll be talking about the transition from an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) to an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and all that it entails.  
Our statewide training is webcast monthly live via Zoom.  Registration is required.  
Once you have registered, you will be sent an email with your registration confirmation as well as a link so you can join the webcast.  
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, IPUL will only be offering this training online.  
We will be offering this training on May 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM Mountain Time  

Phone: (208) 342-5884