IPUL's E-News for May 22, 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:
Help Us to Help You Going Forward!
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Idaho Parents Unlimited is the statewide Parent Training and Information center (PTI), and we are preparing our next five-year plan for providing services with you in mind, both parents of children with disabilities and youth with disabilities.

We want you to let us know what our priorities should be. To make that easier, we've created a short, anonymous family needs assessment survey, designed to help us focus better on meeting your needs for the future, and would love it if you would take a few minutes to fill this out.

Questions About Economic Impact Payments and Your Children - Answered! 
We shared this webinar from the Charmain Thaner of the Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association this week:

Has your daughter or son received their Economic Impact Payment? Are you wondering if that will impact their benefits? If your child has a representative payee what are their responsibilities in managing the Economic Impact Payment?
Get the answers to these questions and more!

Thank you to the attorneys from C. K.Quade Law, Sean A. Beck, and Lance Pounds for such an informative presentation!

Get a copy of the PowerPoint used, click on this link.  https://iep.today/StimulusChecksQuadeLaw

Here is the link for the presentation on ABLE Accounts from 2 years ago.

This is a website with more info about ABLE Accounts.  https://www.ablenrc.org/compare-states/

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Free Reading and Writing Tools
for Struggling Students
We Shared this:

Free Reading and Writing Tools Presented by Dan Dyer of Idaho SESTA (Special Education Support & Technical Assistance)
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May 14 at 11:00 AM  ยท 

Dan Dyer, library coordinator for our Coeur D''Alene Equipment Lending Library, created a short video on Free Reading and Writing tools for Struggling Students. In this video, Dan shares free software and computer setting available for iOS and Android devices. The video covers built-in features, such as text-to-speech and word prediction; Optical Character Recognition (OCR) programs; and word prediction software.

Ask an Expert - Service Dogs in Idaho
The June 2020 Statewide Training
workshop flyer for june 2020
Do you have questions about service dogs in Idaho?  If you do, then you are in luck! Idaho Parents Unlimited will be having Cheryl Bloom from Advocacy Idaho live with us to answer any questions you may have regarding service dogs. 

Our Monthly Training is being held via Zoom. Registration is required.

Idaho Parents Unlimited will be hosting this workshop on 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
@ 6:00 PM MST. 
Register Here: 
Phone: 208-342-5884