IPUL's E-News for June 26, 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:
IPUL Coming to Twin Falls!
Twin Falls area families, IPUL will be in town to host an outdoor meet and greet opportunity on Friday, July 10th. We're planning to discuss back to school planning for students on IEPs and 504 plans (or anything you may be interested in) and provide Q & A.

We will practice social distancing and have hand sanitizer and face masks available.

We're also looking at doing this at 10:00 am at City Park, just in case the day is a hot one.

We'll update our facebook page on the day of the event with exactly where in the park we will be located.

We look forward to seeing you!
Eastern Idaho: ASL Day at the Railroad Ranch
We passed this along from the Harriman State Park of Idaho:
Come join us for two guided programs that will be American Sign Language interpreted! Rangers will offer a historic tour of the Railroad Ranch buildings and a 1.5 mile nature hike for adults and kids of all ages. Come find out what Harriman State Park of Idaho is all about. Meet at the Ranchview Group Shelter. Don’t forget to pack a lunch!

Historic Tour of the Railroad Ranch: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Guided Nature Hike: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Rangers agree to wear FM-system and remote-microphone transmitters of those who provide them. (Please consider marking transmitters with names, ribbon, stickers, or something else that will distinguish them from others’).

Boise Parks and Recreation Working to Make More Playgrounds Accessible
We are passing this along from the National Alliance for Caregiving:
Do You Care for a Child With a Serious Illness?

NAC Wants to Hear From You!

The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) would like to invite past and current caregivers of children with a serious illness to participate in a study entitled “Needs Assessment to Develop a Guidebook for Families and Caregivers of Children with Serious Illnesses” This study will be conducted by Mousumi Bose, PhD, Assistant Professor at Montclair State University, and will request your participation in one focus group discussion during July 2020 to share caregiving experiences faced during your journey that will inform the creation and development of this guidebook.

To be eligible to participate in this focus group, you must be a past or current caregiver of a child with any of the following:

  • a disorder that affects multiple organ systems
  • a neuromuscular disorder
  • a degenerative disorder
  • a disorder that results in both cognitive and physical disabilities
  • a disorder that requires some form of life support

All participants who complete the focus group session will receive a $50 gift card from the NAC. To participate e-mail study@caregiving.org.

This study has been approved by the Montclair State University Institutional Review Board.

To Participate, Email

IPUL, DRI, and SDE - Back to School Special Education Conversation - IPUL's July 2020 Statewide Training
IPUL will be hosting a collaborative conversation with Disability Rights Idaho and the Idaho State Department of Education to discuss Special Education in the upcoming school year.

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 July 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM Mountain Time

Phone: (208) 342-5884