IPUL's E-News: January 10, 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.
And We Are Back!
With the holiday break over, we are happy to be back to our (mostly) weekly schedule for our e-News update - We've got a lot of things coming up in the 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.
Idaho Parents Unlimited is Hiring!
Parent Education Coordinator - Boise Office

Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc., an 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. 

Necessary skills : Strong knowledge of and experience with Idaho Special Education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
- Must be comfortable with making presentations and public speaking.
- Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, and a knowledge of social media. 
- Knowledge of health care/medical/insurance/Medicaid policies for children with special health care needs.
- Must have an understanding of family-centered care, family-engagement, and the importance of parent and professional collaboration.
- Must be highly resourceful.
- Must be professional and have an understanding of privacy laws and ethical guidelines.

Additional helpful skills : Knowledge of community resources.

- Bilingual a plus
- Must be a resident in the State of Idaho
- This position will be working from our Boise office

While the general position hours are set between 9-5 on weekdays, due to training workshops, the position requires flexibility and will include evenings, weekends, and  extensive travel - both in-state and out-of-state .

Approximately 30-40 hours per week/$13-14.00 per hour. DOE.

Please email your resume to   jobs@ipulidaho.org
Please no phone calls.
Parents of children with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply

Ipulidaho.org is Getting a Facelift!
the redesigned front page of ipulidaho.org
During the holiday break, we recently began a process of rolling out an update that will end up with our website (ipulidaho.org) sporting a refreshed look and feel.

Stage one is out now, with a redesigned layout to hopefully make it easier to find things you need to find.

Stage two is coming, which will bring a similar redesign to our Health, Education, Arts, and Youth content sections.

Boise Area: All Abilities Yoga Class at JUMP
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Sponsored by Yogafort , this inclusive yoga class will provide stress-free, non-intimidating environment for all.

January 16, 6-7PM

JUMP in the MOVE room

Teachers: Ali Landers and Ken Lewis

This will be an hour-long, inclusive yoga class striving to break the inherent stereotypes of yoga being for a specific demographic. We will create a stress-free, non-intimidating environment where people can go at their own pace and find their personal love for yoga. This is a free event and caretakers and aids are welcome and encouraged to attend. This class is for every human body that is specifically planned to welcome those that might have a disability or are new to yoga and maybe intimidated by it. For more information on what to expect, contact one of the instructors, Ali Landers, at 208-850-6869. Reserve your spot (free of cost)

State Independent Living Council Youth Leadership Forum Registration Extended Until February 15
the dome of the idaho capitol building with the SILC logo over it
We have extended the deadline to apply to attend YLF until February 15.

We are still with limited internet and email capabilities due to our move, so we have not been able to upload the updated application onto our website.

Please disregard any due date and please note... our NEW address is: 120 S Cole Rd Boise Idaho 83709. This is also not reflected on the current application on our website.

If you have any questions, please contact Jami at 208-334-3800. YAY!!! We will update the website as soon as we are able.
8 Year Old Triathlete Raising Awareness of Inclusive Sports
Brooklyn Gossard
We shared this great news story from KIVI 6 about an 8 year old athlete who is working to raise awareness about inclusive sports

Idaho House Health & Welfare Committee Taking Testimony on Medicaid Monday
The House Health and Welfare Committee has quite a bit on its agenda Monday morning beginning at 9:00 am related to children with disabilities and special health care needs with regards to Medicaid.

You can attend in person at the Capitol in room EW20 or via live streaming

Live Streaming:
Why IPUL Arts Includes Dance
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One of the reasons IPUL Arts programming includes dance and performing arts is because people with disabilities need access to programming which includes them and accommodates their needs.

Percentage of adults ages 18-64 who get no aerobic physical activity by disability type:

Mobility - 57%
Cognitive - 40%
Vision - 36%
Hearing - 33%
No Disability - 26%

We have to yell thanks from the rooftops to the Best Western Plus University Inn in Moscow. They have stepped up to help IPUL and our Work of Art program by providing a conference room for our youth with disabilities to work in over the course of three weeks at an incredibly discounted rate.

Thank you for believing in our work and for supporting employment skill-building and the arts for students with disabilities who are transitioning to adulthood.

Without local community organizations helping to provide such space and support, we cannot ensure the program can take place throughout the state as planned.

We have provided this opportunity in Boise, Coeur d'Alene, St. Anthony, and now Moscow! Thank you!!!

Speaking of Work of Art:
A Work of Art - Information and Registration for Three Upcoming Sessions
2020 is starting off strong with our Work of Art program - we have 3 upcoming sessions - One in Boise, one in Coeur d'Alene, and one in Moscow!

For full information and links to the registration pages, click the links below, and you will be taken to our website.
Work of art flyer for CDA 2020 Winter
Work of art Flyer for Boise 2020 Winter
Work of art spring 2020 moscow
Parent Leadership Development 2020
Bear Lake
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. 

 Statewide Training for February - 
Understanding Idaho Medicaid and Navigating Systems
February 2020 training  flyer
If you are wandering the often confusing back roads and byways of the Idaho Medicaid system, IPUL is here to help you out. Come join us for Understanding Idaho Medicaid and Navigating Systems - we are here to be your maps app!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
 10:00 -11:00 a.m. MST 
And Recorded for Future Viewing

Note that we are moving back to a single live session for this training!

 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