IPUL's Social Media Recap: January 25, 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.
Free Dental Care for Kids From Terry Reilly's Clinic
two boys in a dental clinic
We shared this:

This year we want to Give Kids A Smile!

Join us for this special event at Terry Reilly's Boise Latah and Nampa 1st clinics where we will provide dental care for eligible children at NO COST to families. Services will be offered to children who do not have Medicaid or dental insurance including: exams, cleanings, extractions, fluoride and fillings. 

Join us at either location- Boise Latah, February 8th, 2019 or Nampa, February 15th, 2019.

For appointments call (208) 336-8801 ext. 3404. Space is limited.

In partnership with  Give Kids A Smile  and  Idaho State Dental Association .
Warning About a Facebook Extortion Scheme

Facebook Extortion Scheme:

Males (11-70) are being friended on Facebook/Instagram by female college students most often from a college in Texas or California. The college student says they need to practice some kind of skill for their studies and engages the male in a private conversation on Facebook. The chat usually starts out with small talk and some personal questions on where the male lives and what they do for a living.

9th Annual Walk for Autism Awareness in North Idaho
walk for autism awareness logo
The Panhandle Autism Society is excited about our 9th annual Walk for Autism Awareness in North Idaho! Last year we were humbled by our communities participation and support with over 600 individuals participating in the event! This event is the biggest fundraiser for autism awareness in the North Idaho area. All proceeds go to benefit the Panhandle Autism Society. The donations are used exclusively to benefit families and individuals in North Idaho whose lives are impacted by autism.

The funds from last years walk helped contribute to: Funding nearly $10,000 in local individual grants, 5 social and support groups were continued with record number attendance at our teen and tween groups, parents were again able to attend our fall conference and we were able to continue our mission to train law enforcment and 1st responders in North Idaho and surrounding areas, attend a multitude of community events where we spread AUTISM AWARENESS throughout our amazing community! Thank YOU North Idaho as none of this is possible with out your continued SUPPORT!

Register by March 31st, 2019, Registrants AFTER this date CANNOT be guaranteed a tshirt!

The Family Registration Discount Pricing Options are ONLY available until 3-31-19!!!! After this time ONLY individual registration will be open for $20.00 per registrant!

This is a 1/2 mile family friendly walk! Activities include: Raffles which include a iPad mini with $50 iTunes card, a bounce house, team sign making and really cool awareness items sales. Check back for more vendors and activities as we confirm participation.

Come join us for a morning of awareness, family time and community! Remember the Biggest TEAM wins a $50 gift card of their choice! The 2019 Walk for Autism Awareness is on April 13th, 2019 at McEuen Park in beautiful downtown Coeur d'Alene, Idaho!. Day of walk Registration WITHOUT a Tshirt guarantee begins at 9 am and the walk begins at 10 am. RAIN OR SHINE

T-shirts available after the walk with registration after March 31st, 2019 ONLY IF AVAILABLE ie. There are some leftover.

You're Invited
event poster
February 7, 2019 from 4-5:30 P.M.
At the Lincoln Auditorium at the Idaho State Capitol you are invited to a premiere screening of
'Blessings of Liberty'
A film celebrating disability and the supports that afford the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.

Sponsored by the Idaho Developmental Disabilities Network
DisAbility Rights Idaho
Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities
Center on Disabilities and Human Development
Hearing Aids For Kids Are Now Covered
A group of people in the Idaho State Capital
We shared this post from State Representative Ilana Rubel:

We did it - today we officially won coverage for kids’ hearing aids! This is just part of the Dream Team who made it happen. A perfect ending, and a reminder that citizen activism really works. 
“Don’t fear the meltdown”: artist Prue Stevenson on being an autistic person
Prue Stevenson painting a wall with her feet
We shared this story about performance artist Prue Stevenson how she uses performance art to both manage and advocate for Autism.

Fred Riggers Disability Day
Fred Riggers
Join CID in celebrating 25 years of protecting, promoting, and advancing the rights and interests of Idahoans with disabilities!

Create a Strong Idaho Disability Awareness Community!

Fred Riggers Disability Awareness Day
First Floor Rotunda
9:00 AM -2:00 PM

Visit CID organization’s display tables for information and resources about the achievements of Idahoans with disabilities, advocacy groups, projects and services throughout Idaho

CID organizations display tables
Photo Booth: Invite your legislator to take a photo with you
Free AIRA Access Point - www.aira.io/
ASL Interpreters during the event
Refreshments and more!

Noon presentation:
Remarks from Fred Riggers' family
Presentation of the CID "Marilyn Sword Award" - Jennifer Zelinski, CID Board Chair
Presentation of Flag Certificate - Senator Crapo's office

CID "Marilyn Sword" Award Recipient - Steve Graci
Steve served as the Executive Director of the Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health from November 2011 through June 2018. He has been a lifetime advocate for human rights and civil rights, and devoted to improving the lives and opportunities for Idahoans with disabilities.
IPUL hosts Teen STEAM Night
An HP Designjet 120 printer
On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Idaho Parents Unlimited will be hosting an informal get-together for up to ten teens to hang out, enjoy snacks, and try out some of our new digital art technology to create and print posters.
Participants will be able to use Photoshop with Wacom art 
tablets.
Teens who need additional supports are encouraged to bring them.
In order to attend, you must register. Register to attend by clicking this link:
Parent Leadership Development 2019 Applications are still open
2019 PLD Flyer
2019 Parent Leadership Development planning has begun. 

Join us in Gooding, Idaho, March 18-22nd for a week of learning, collaboration, and fun.

2019 PLD Parent Interest Form is now live, apply today!


Parents in Regions 5 and 6 will have first priority.
In the interest of developing strong collaborative partnerships in each part of the state, Parent Leadership Development is targeted to specific regions on an annual rotating basis. This year IPUL is excited to bring Parent Leadership Development to Central Idaho. 
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IPUL's upcoming statewide trainings:
Next webinar:
Starting in January, we will not be hosting a live webinar on the same topic we give our statewide training on for that month. Instead will be releasing a series of prerecorded modules on the same topic. We'll be making them available through our website, and will post them on the same day we normally would have done the live webinar - the first one will be scheduled to go live on January 29, 2019, and will cover our "Power of a Personal Story" training.
Next statewide training:
February Workshop Flyer
February Statewide Training: 
Planning For a Healthy Transition to Adulthood
Broadcast Live in the Boise office and interactive statewide via webinar platform.

Planning For a Healthy Transition to Adulthood
February 13, 2019
5:30-7:00 pm MST

Parents and youth will participate in a discussion about the importance of having good self-advocacy skills, strategies for healthy living and self-care, and how to find and access adult services and health care.

Again, we welcome people who want to attend the training in person at our Boise office. People attending remotely via GoToWebinar only need to have a modern web browser to attend.

You will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar, even if you are planning to attend the training in our Boise office in person.