IPUL's Social Media Recap: March 22, 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.
We were mostly out of the office this week
This week, IPUL staff were participating in our Parent Leadership Training and mostly out of the office, so it was a light week on our social media.

We are back in the office and fully operational again, starting Monday, March 25, 2019.
Four Things I Learned When I Started Thinking about Museum Accessibility
We shared this essay this week:

"For the past couple of months, I have been working to take a closer look at the ways museums engage with accessibility. For museums, accessibility can seem overwhelming and downright scary. Any type of change within an institution, whether it be big or small, requires money, time, and resources. Even newer museums built post-ADA are not always doing enough. Accessibility is more than ADA compliance; it’s about community building. With that said, there is still incredible work happening in the world of museums. While I’ve only just started to scratch the surface, I am excited to blend my experiences in the human services field into my current work. I’ve been reading, talking with other professionals in the field, visiting sites, and discussing with anyone and everyone."

Upcoming Webinar From the Federation
We shared information about this upcoming webinar from our friends, the Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health. On April 4, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. they will be hosting a webinar about "When the Police Respond To Your Child's Mental Health Crisis"

Boise Area: Signing Easter Egg Hunt
an Easter bunny with eggs
Annual Signing Community Easter Egg Hunt 

Saturday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. 
Storey Park, 205 E. Franklin Rd., Meridian

A Special Visit from the Signing Easter Egg Bunny! 
This is a free event for the whole family
If you would like to volunteer for this event, contact Tara Adams at aslexpressions@yahoo.com

Sponsored by ASL Expressions and West Ada ASL Clubs
A Work of Art - St. Anthony
A work of art poster for St Anthony - abstract art surrounded by text
Registration is still open for
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:
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
We want you to update your preferences!
the words update profile are highlighted  you can find this at the bottom of this page
You can now tune your email preferences! We want to be sure you are getting the mail from us that matters to you.

Currently if you are on our mailing list (and if you are reading this, you are) you are getting everything we send out... However we know that not everyone wants to see everything we send out, so we are making it easy to tune your preferences.

If you scroll to the very bottom of this mailing you will find a link that says "update profile" clicking this will launch a page where you can update your information, and choose what mailings you will receive from us in the future.

You will be able to deselect or select to be on the newsletter list, the social media update list, or the announcements list.

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.
IPUL's upcoming statewide trainings:
Next statewide training:
April Statewide Training: 
Success With the IEP
Broadcast Live from the Boise office and interactive statewide via webinar platform.
Success With the IEP 
Wednesday, March 10, 2019, 5:30 - 7:00 pm MT

This training will provide information and resources on special education and related services. This interactive workshop will give parents the tools needed to understand the IEP process from eligibility to transition to adulthood and effectively advocate for their child.

Again, 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.)  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 will receive a confirmation email that will have a link to the livestream.
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:


Our next topic will be Getting and Keeping the First Job, anticipated to be available on or before 3/28/19