IPUL's E-News: December 20, 2019
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.
Holiday Wishes from IPUL
Christmas greetings and decorations
Next week IPUL will go to our Holiday hours - We will close our offices on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Noon. We will reopen the offices next week on January 2, 2020.
We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We Want Your News and Events!

If you have news, information or upcoming events in your town that are relevant to families who have children with disabilities or special health care needs and would like us to share that information, please email the details to parents@ipulidaho.org for review.

Our program coordinator will then share this via IPUL's social media networks. We are also happy to add events to our calendar for people to find.
Join Idaho Parents Unlimited for Parent Leadership Development 2020 - Apply Today
Parent Leadership Development Promo
Idaho Parents Unlimited are happy to announce that we are opening applications for our Parent Leadership Development for 2020.  

This is an intensive five-day training for Idaho parents of children with disabilities in which parents and IPUL staff stay together in a retreat-type setting, taking place April 20-24, 2020.

This training takes place in a different region of the state each year to develop strong community leaders. This year we are holding it in Bear Lake. 

It is important to note that this is an application - not a registration - and Parent Leadership Development is for a maximum of 12 parents. 

If you are interested in applying please complete the form linked below and Idaho Parents Unlimited will contact you for an interview. 

East Idaho - Events Happening This Week
santa and a person who hopes shes been good
News from around the state!

The Chubbuck Lions Club will host its annual Special Needs Christmas Dinner at noon Sunday at the Red Lion Hotel in Pocatello. Over 500 people are served a delicious turkey dinner, treated to entertainment and for many the highlight is when Santa comes bearing presents (provided by Toys for Tots).


(And again, if you want your events included, please send them to us!)
Thank you to the Sensory Playce and all who came out!
Angela Sarah Santa Joe Jennifer  Paige
We loved partnering with the Sensory Playce this afternoon. Parents had the opportunity to connect with IPUL staff in a casual and fun environment where their kids could safely play. Plus, Santa!

Thanks, Sensory Playce for hosting. If you're aware of other events around the state like this that you'd like to partner with IPUL on in the future, please send us a message at parents@ipulidaho.org. Happy Holidays! — with  Angela Tripp Lindig Sarah Gornik Tueller Santa Claus Joe Gonzalez Jennifer Johnson  and  Page Sellards .

FCC Approves Proposal for Dedicated 988 Suicide Hotline Number
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We passed along this great information:
The Federal Communications Commission has voted to establish 988 as the new designated phone number people can call for assistance with suicidal thoughts.

The three digit number will make it easier for people to reach out for help.

The proposal says calls made to 988 would be directed to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a national network of 163 crisis centers that is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

IPUL's A Work Of Art - Idaho Matters Interview, and the Opening for Winter 2020 Registrations
Some of the art from the HP work of art exhibit
This last week our Director, Angela Lindig, our Arts Coordinator, Heather Kirk-Skinner, and our frequent partner Artist Amy Nack were on the Boise State public radio program Idaho Matters, Discussing the Work of Art program, focusing on the recent work we had done in partnership with HP.

And in a totally unrelated note (Cough) We are starting a new round of our popular Work of Art program again - Having sessions in Boise (From January 28 to February 18) and Coeur d'Alene (From February 29 to March 21) Read more about it below!
A Work of Art - BOISE Winter 2020
Work of art Flyer for Boise 2020 Winter
A Work of Art - BOISE - Winter 2020

January 28 - February 18, 2020
Pre-employment skills development for students with a disability, ages 15-21.
Made possible by a contract through the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

SESSIONS:
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:00-8:30 p.m.

LOCATION:
Idaho Parents Unlimited
4619 W Emerald St, Ste. E
Boise, ID 83706

Get paid to work with a professional artist while learning job readiness skills.
Please plan to attend all sessions.

Register:
A Work of Art - CDA Winter 2020
Work of art flyer for CDA 2020 Winter
A Work of Art - COEUR D'ALENE Winter 2020
For Work Of Art taking place:
February 29 - March 21. 2020
SESSIONS:
Saturday, February 29, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 4, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 7, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 18, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 21, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.



RECEPTION:
Friday, April 10, from 6:00-8:00 PM

LOCATION:
Human Rights Education Institute
414 W Fort Grounds dr. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Get paid to work with a professional artist while learning job readiness skills.
Please plan to attend all sessions.

REGISTER:
 Statewide Training for January - 
Working for Change: The Power of a Personal Story
January training flyer - Several kids dressed as superheros holding comic book style bam pow effects
When you are trying to make changes to systems, policies, or rules, your story is your superpower!  Come learn how to craft an effective one with IPUL*. 

This training will help you understand the power of advocacy, and why it is important when working with systems that impact your children that you have an effective personal story that others can relate to. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
 10:00 -11:00 a.m. MST and again at  6:00-7:00 p.m. MST

 Broadcast live from the Boise office and interactive via webinar from anywhere with an internet connection
 
 Idaho Parents Unlimited
 4619 Emerald St., Ste. E
 Boise, ID 83706
 
 Phone: (208) 342-5884

*No guarantee any  actual  superpowers will be gained.