IPUL's Social Media Recap: April 12, 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.
Pocatello Area: The 4th Annual Eggcessible Easter Egg Hunt is Coming
easter egg hunt flyer
Coming April 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Stuart Park, in Chubbuck, ID.
For children and adults with special needs, and their families.

Free Event, but a ticket is required
Tickets will be available beginning March 25, 2019, at the Portneuf Library and at various schools and therapy agencies.

For more info, Call 208-237-2192

Fly High Trampoline Park - Special Need Hour
Three children stack foam blocks in front of trampoline pits
We shared this from Fly High Trampoline Park in Boise:

Help us spread the word about our special need hour. It's been so successful were doing it every week! Friday from 9:00am-10:30am

$6 for special needs patrons

Free: Caretakers/parents

$5: Family and friends

-this offers a safe opportunity for special needs patrons who may or may not understand the rules to jump without music, directly with caregivers and family who can help them be safe😀😀-we love you!
Camp Rainbow Gold buys Soldier Mountain Ranch, Plans to build medical camp
camp rainbow golds sign
The 172 acres will include two oncology camps, a sibling camp and two family retreats.

Work of art: St Anthony - Still Open For Registration
East Idaho youth. We still have some availability in St. Anthony. This is an excellent opportunity and you don't need any prior experience. You just need to want to have fun while developing some new skills! Don't delay applying. VR has some form requirements that can take time to process. Hurry hurry!

We need more people to sign up if this is going to happen, please spread the word.
A work of art poster for St Anthony - abstract art surrounded by text
Announcing a new round of our Work of Art program:
A Work of Art - St. Anthony April/May 2019
Pre-employment skills development for students with a disability, Ages 16-21
Made Possible by a contract through the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
April 29 and May 3, 6, 10, 13, 20, 2019
6-8 PM at Art Lab, 2355 S. Yellowstone Highway,
St. Anthony, ID 83445
Get paid to work with a professional artist while learning job readiness skills. Please plan to attend all sessions.
Register here:
Coming in June, 2019: A 5 Day Resident Camp to Learn Employment Skills
  McCall Outdoor Science School and the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation have teamed up once again to provide the IDVR MOSS Program this summer!

IDVR with assistance from the Idaho Falls School District is offering a 5-day resident camp to learn skills that lead to successful employment. Through new experiences and exposure to jobs that focus on protecting Idaho’s natural
resources, students will participate in a hands-on program that teaches scientific and ecological principles as well as the job skills needed to be successful in these in-demand careers.

Program Dates and Times
Drop off: Sunday June 16, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Pick up: Friday June 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Students will be presenting a work based
learning project on Friday June 21st at 1:00 PM,
parents are encouraged to attend.

IDVR will cover the costs of the program.

Who is Eligible?
Students must be between the ages of 15-21, in high school or attending post secondary
education, and be a current
IDVR customer.

Program Entrance Requirement
Students must meet the following requirements for consideration:
• Eligible for vocational rehabilitation
• Attending high school or post-secondary education
• Between 15-21 years old
• Commitment to complete the program
With or without reasonable accommodation
• Ability to maintain appropriate behavior and social skills
• Able to take direction from program staff
• Able to walk hiking trails and maintain
stamina throughout the day to complete

Application Process
All interested students will be required to complete an application to attend IDVR’s MOSS program. Application is due by April 29, 2019. There are a limited number of spots available in the program. Applications will be considered when received. The application includes:
• Completed application
• Teacher assessment
• Application essay
• Recommendation from VR counselor

Contact your VR counselor for an application.
North Idaho: Join us for a Meet and Greet
IPUL is heading to North Idaho! 

Join IPUL Staff at Calypso's Coffee on April 24th from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm 
116 Lakeside Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815

Sign up for an individual session by using the link provided below. 
Bring your child's IEP or come with any questions you have about your child's healthcare needs. We are excited to visit our North Idaho families.

We will also be training in Bonner's Ferry on Tuesday, April 23rd (location, time and registration information to follow in a separate post) and we will be at the Moving On Transition Fair in Lewiston on Thursday, April 25th from 3:30 - 6:00 pm

Calypso's Meet and Greet Sign Up:
HP Neurodiversity in the Office
A worker at HP focuses on a task
We shared this great article from HP about adjusting hiring practices to better accommodate neurodiverse individuals:

Talented assets are waiting!
Meet Marco. He has a deep understanding of databases, communication protocols, cloud computing and web frameworks. He is analytical, detail-oriented and can focus on a task for hours. He regularly finds software bugs that other QA testers miss. He has a MS in computer science from a local university. He is honest to a fault. He’d be a great addition to any tech team—but he struggles in interviews and can’t seem to land a job.

Marco is an amalgam of the 35 percent of adults on the autism spectrum who go to college; within that group, a whopping  85 percent are unemployed . These individuals are part of a larger neurodiverse group that includes people affected by dyslexia, ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder, Tourette’s syndrome and more—many of whom have skills that the tech world really needs right now."

Legislative Agenda Information
We've pinned this post to the top of our Facebook page:

There are a lot of things happening at the Idaho Legislature each day that they are in session (typically from January through March.) Did you know that you can access the daily agendas on their website? You can also listen into the committee hearings that stream live. Idaho Parents Unlimited pays close attention to the House and Senate Health and Welfare and Education committees but you may interested in hearing about agencies, proposed rule changes, and other legislative action as well. With busy schedules and proximity - not everyone lives in the Treasure Valley - shocking! - this is a great way to stay on top of things no matter where you are. Daily agendas are found here:  https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/agenda/

Live streaming of hearings are found here:   http://idahoptv.org/insession/leg.cfm
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If you are happy with getting everything, then you don't have to do anything, you are all set. But should you want to adjust what we send you, that is now possible.
May's Statewide Training:
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports 
Broadcast Live from the (THE ROAD*) and interactive statewide via our webinar platform.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 5:30 - 7:00 pm MT

Behavior is a form of communication. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills about positive supports in the home, community, and schools.

We welcome people who want to attend the training in person at our Boise office. (Please plan to be in the office at least by 5:20 p.m.)

* We usually broadcast from our Boise office, but this Month's in-person event is going to be a watch party as we will be actually broadcasting this from the road. Our presenters will be in Washington D.C. at a conference.

Hooray technology!

People attending remotely via our simulcast webinar will only need to have a modern web browser to attend. (And you can do that via computer, smartphone, or tablet) 

You can register by clicking the button below:

You will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the live event.

IPUL's Webinar Library:
Just a reminder that we have changed how we present our webinars - rather than a live webinar, will be releasing a series of shorter, prerecorded modules on the same topic as our statewide training. The idea being that once we put them up, they will remain available for anyone to register to see and watch at their leisure.

You can find them here on our website: