IPUL's E-News: February 28, 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.
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.
IPUL Wants to Help You Publicize Your Support Group !
If you have a parent/family support group that's intended to assist those with children who have a disability that you would like to publicize, Idaho Parents Unlimited wants to help.

You can submit your group here:

Please note, not all support groups and resources may be shared by IPUL as they must be in alignment with our organizational mission and goals. We will be reviewing this information before we publish it on our website.

Also, the opinions expressed by individuals within the support groups are not necessarily those of IPUL or it's employees. We'll also reserve the right to remove any groups if needed.

We now have the first wave of parent support groups up on our website in the Resources & Partners section
Saturday, February 29 in Payette: Community Health Fair
Event Flyer
Hosted by WICAP's Project Launch:

Saturday, February 29
10 AM - 2 PM
R&L Event Center 
695 2nd Ave. S 
Payette, ID 83661    
Project Launch - Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health
  • Health 
  • Community Services
  • Educational Services
  • Safety
  • Healthy Cooking Tips and Recipes
  • Easy Exercise Tips & Techniques for Healthy Living
  • Food
  • Entertainment 
  • Crafts for Kids by Home Depot

IPUL will be in Attendance! We hope to see you there! 
Support the passage of H.R.4144
Do you have a story to share? Thanks to the Genetic Alliance for the following information.

No child should wait for 5 to 7 years or more to access information that can lead to a genetic diagnosis when one may be suspected. The Ending the Diagnostic Odyssey Act - H.R.4144, ( https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4144  would make whole-genome genetic testing available to all children with a disease/disorder. Please consider signing the following petition and sharing your story.

Read all about it here. https://ipulidaho.org/support-h-r-4144
Special Eggs-Travaganza Hunt is coming!
a boy in a wheelchair uses assistive technology to pick up an egg
IPUL will be sharing about upcoming Easter egg hunts that are for kids with special needs or those that may be inclusive as we learn about them. N. Idaho families - mark your calendars!

Like we said up above - we want to share your events - let us know about them!

Dispute Resolution Information Videos from CADRE
cadre videos on youtube link image
CADRE (The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education) has just released multiple short companion videos to their parent guides . Check them all out here:

Little Game Changers
We shared this great story about a program that offers preschoolers with disabilities the opportunity to play sports for free - click this link to view
Parent Leadership Development 2020
Bear Lake
Parent Leadership Development Promo
Idaho Parents Unlimited are happy to announce that we have opened 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. 

Statewide Training for March -
Getting and Keeping the First Job
We want to help families understand the realities of employment for all youth, with an emphasis on strategies to help youth with disabilities improve their chances of finding -  and keeping -  their first job! 

Wednesday, March 4 2020
 10:00 -11:00 a.m. MST 
and again at
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
And Recorded for Future Viewing

 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