Idaho Parents Unlimited

Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. supports, empowers, educates and advocates to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans with disabilities and their families.

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2021 Idaho Independent Living Conference and Vaccine clinic 07/16/2021

2021 Idaho Independent Living Conference and Vaccine clinic

FYI: Idaho Falls - September 17-18 - Idaho Independent Living Conference:

2021 Idaho Independent Living Conference and Vaccine clinic 2021 brings us closer together. Now that so many have been vaccinated, and the state is opening back up, LIFE is very excited to host this year’s Independent Living (IL) Conference.

07/16/2021

Back to School: What Parents Need to Know - IPUL's August 2021 Statewide Training

Helpful tips for a safe, organized, informed, and stress-free start to the 2021-2022 school year.

This will consist of a normal, hour long webinar training that will be recorded, followed by a half-hour question and answer section that will not.

Taking place Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Live Broadcast from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Q & A from 7:00-7:30 (or longer) PM

Via ZOOM - Registration Required
Click here to register: https://ipulidaho.org/rsvp-workshop

Back to School: What Parents Need to Know - IPUL's August 2021 Statewide Training

Helpful tips for a safe, organized, informed, and stress-free start to the 2021-2022 school year.

This will consist of a normal, hour long webinar training that will be recorded, followed by a half-hour question and answer section that will not.

Taking place Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Live Broadcast from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Q & A from 7:00-7:30 (or longer) PM

Via ZOOM - Registration Required
Click here to register: https://ipulidaho.org/rsvp-workshop

07/12/2021

Work of Art : August 2021
Online and Statewide!
Are you a student with a disability, Age 14-21?
Get paid to work with a professional artist while receiving employment skills training.
August 2, 2021 - August 11, 2021.
2 Mondays, 2 Wednesdays and 1 Saturday.
All sessions must be attended
SESSIONS:
Monday , August 2, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mountain (5:30-8:00 p.m. Pacific)
Wednesday, August 4, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mountain (5:30-8:00 p.m. Pacific)
Saturday, August 7, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain (9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Pacific)
Monday , August 9, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mountain (5:30-8:00 p.m. Pacific)
Wednesday, August 11, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mountain (5:30-8:00 p.m. Pacific)
Register now! https://ipulidaho.org/ipul-arts#work-of-art
This will be a short registration period, so register soon!
The class is expected to fill up!

((This is a re-post, as the previous times for Saturday, August 7 were incorrect))

Work of Art : August 2021
Online and Statewide!
Are you a student with a disability, Age 14-21?
Get paid to work with a professional artist while receiving employment skills training.
August 2, 2021 - August 11, 2021.
2 Mondays, 2 Wednesdays and 1 Saturday.
All sessions must be attended
SESSIONS:
Monday , August 2, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mountain (5:30-8:00 p.m. Pacific)
Wednesday, August 4, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mountain (5:30-8:00 p.m. Pacific)
Saturday, August 7, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain (9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Pacific)
Monday , August 9, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mountain (5:30-8:00 p.m. Pacific)
Wednesday, August 11, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mountain (5:30-8:00 p.m. Pacific)
Register now! https://ipulidaho.org/ipul-arts#work-of-art
This will be a short registration period, so register soon!
The class is expected to fill up!

((This is a re-post, as the previous times for Saturday, August 7 were incorrect))

07/09/2021

Meridian Speedway July 10, 2021
Free event for school aged children who are blind. Up to 10 school aged children who are blind will be invited to join us for an opportunity to “look” at race cars with their hands! Several different race cars from Meridian Speedway will be available during the event. Drivers and crew will be on hand to talk to the kids about racing. Event to be held at Meridian Speedway, 335 S. Main Street, Meridian, Idaho, 83642. Contact Courageous Kids Climbing for a registration form. Reservations are required.

https://www.facebook.com/CourageousKidsClimbing

Meridian Speedway July 10, 2021
Free event for school aged children who are blind. Up to 10 school aged children who are blind will be invited to join us for an opportunity to “look” at race cars with their hands! Several different race cars from Meridian Speedway will be available during the event. Drivers and crew will be on hand to talk to the kids about racing. Event to be held at Meridian Speedway, 335 S. Main Street, Meridian, Idaho, 83642. Contact Courageous Kids Climbing for a registration form. Reservations are required.

https://www.facebook.com/CourageousKidsClimbing

Photos from Boise Rock School's post 07/05/2021

Our students in our most recent Work of Art program had the awesome opportunity to work with our community client, Boise Rock School! Check out their finished products! #IPULIdaho #IPULArts #WorkOfArt #BoiseRockSchool #IDVR

State Definitions of Medical Necessity under the Medicaid EPSDT Benefit – The National Academy for State Health Policy 07/01/2021

State Definitions of Medical Necessity under the Medicaid EPSDT Benefit – The National Academy for State Health Policy

Do you know about EPSDT and "medically necessary" services? Here's a recently released guide on each state's definition of "medically necessary." https://www.nashp.org/medical-necessity/#:~:text=Medicaid%20provider%20manuals%20in%20the,or%20treat%20a%20medical%20condition.%E2%80%9D

State Definitions of Medical Necessity under the Medicaid EPSDT Benefit – The National Academy for State Health Policy State Definitions of Medical Necessity under the Medicaid EPSDT Benefit April 23, 2021/2 Comments/in Policy /by NASHPState Medicaid programs are required to provide Medicaid enrollees under age 21 with comprehensive and preventive health care services through the Early Screening and Periodic Screeni...

07/01/2021

FREE Training on Accessible Pedestrian Trails and Shared Use Paths Thursday, August 5, 2021

Accessible Pedestrian Trails and Shared Use Paths
Thursday, August 5, 2021
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Description
Enjoying a hike, a bike ride, a walk, a run, or a roll along a scenic route is a healthy way to spend time. This webinar will review the differences between accessible pedestrian trails and shared-use paths. Presenters will review the technical and scoping requirements in the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards for newly constructed or altered pedestrian trails on federal sites, as well as proposed supplementary provisions for shared use paths. Presenters will also address some frequently asked questions and common sources of confusion concerning accessible pedestrian trails and shared-use paths.

Continuing Education Recognition Available
https://accessibilityonline.org/training/session/?id=110937

Dana Gover, MPA, ADAC, ADA Specialist in Training & Technical Assistance Consultation
Northwest ADA Center-Idaho
Email: dananwadacent[email protected]
ADA TA Hotline: voice and text 208-841-9422
Cell phone : voice and text: 208-761-3073

FREE Training on Accessible Pedestrian Trails and Shared Use Paths Thursday, August 5, 2021

Accessible Pedestrian Trails and Shared Use Paths
Thursday, August 5, 2021
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Description
Enjoying a hike, a bike ride, a walk, a run, or a roll along a scenic route is a healthy way to spend time. This webinar will review the differences between accessible pedestrian trails and shared-use paths. Presenters will review the technical and scoping requirements in the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards for newly constructed or altered pedestrian trails on federal sites, as well as proposed supplementary provisions for shared use paths. Presenters will also address some frequently asked questions and common sources of confusion concerning accessible pedestrian trails and shared-use paths.

Continuing Education Recognition Available
https://accessibilityonline.org/training/session/?id=110937

Dana Gover, MPA, ADAC, ADA Specialist in Training & Technical Assistance Consultation
Northwest ADA Center-Idaho
Email: [email protected]
ADA TA Hotline: voice and text 208-841-9422
Cell phone : voice and text: 208-761-3073

07/01/2021

Central District Health (CDH) issued a public health advisory for extreme heat expected this week and potentially beyond. Local and national weather services are predicting triple-digit temperatures across much of central Idaho for the next ten days. The public health advisory will be in place while temperatures exceed 100 degrees for consecutive days.
If you notice any signs of heat exhaustion or stroke in yourself or those around you, seek medical help immediately.

𝐊𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬/𝐀𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬 𝐀𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐁𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐞:
📍 Boise Rescue Mission Ministries ➡️ 24-7, Mon-Sun
📍 Boise Public Library (downtown location) ➡️ 1 pm to 4 pm
📍 Cathedral of the Rockies (downtown campus) ➡️ Noon to 4 pm, Mon-Fri
📍 Corpus Christi House ➡️ 9 am to 4 pm, Mon-Sat
📍 Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services ➡️ 8 am to 5 pm, Mon-Sun

𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐬 & 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬:
📍 CATCH ➡️ 9 am to 3:30 pm, Mon-Fr

CDH issued a public health advisory for extreme heat expected this week & potentially beyond. The PHA will be in place while temperatures exceed 100 degrees for consecutive days.

Learn more about ways to protect yourself & others at: cdh.idaho.gov/news.

Photos from Idaho Parents Unlimited's post 06/29/2021

Anyone going to be in McCall for the Fourth of July? ADA compliant viewing spots are available by reservation, and a special needs ice skating event. Thank you Courageous Kids Climbing for sharing!

06/22/2021

Lunch and Learn - What is a Center for Independent Living?

Join us for a conversation about what a Center for Independent Living is, with Lana Gonzales from LINC.

[06/22/21]   IPUL's Executive Director, Angela Lindig, will be chatting with Lana Gonzales from LINC today at about 12:15 MDT for our Lunch and Learn series. We'll be live here on Facebook to discuss Centers for Independent Living. If you miss it live, no worries! Facebook automatically stores the videos on our page for later viewing. See you shortly.

06/21/2021

Graphic text reads: Liquidation Event. LINC, 1878 Overland, Boise, Idaho. Friday, June 25th. 9am to 2pm. Refurbished electric wheelchairs, jazzy chairs and more. Donations for cost of parts appreciated.

06/21/2021

July Monthly Workshop

Join Idaho Parents Unlimited as we look at how to read and understand the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for your child. This will be a great workshop for families new to the special education process as well as a great refresher for those who have been at this for a while.

We will be trying a new format this month with two parts. Part one will be our regular webinar format, recorded where only the presenters are sharing their cameras. Part two will be an Open Forum Question and Answer session where all participants can share their cameras if they choose. Part two will not be recorded!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
6:00-7:00 PM (MST) Live Webinar (we will be recording this session)
7:00-7:30 PM (MST) Live Question and Answer (Recording will not take place)

Register by clicking on the link or by holding your smartphone camera at the QR code on the picture:
https://ipulidaho.org/rsvp-workshop

July Monthly Workshop

Join Idaho Parents Unlimited as we look at how to read and understand the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for your child. This will be a great workshop for families new to the special education process as well as a great refresher for those who have been at this for a while.

We will be trying a new format this month with two parts. Part one will be our regular webinar format, recorded where only the presenters are sharing their cameras. Part two will be an Open Forum Question and Answer session where all participants can share their cameras if they choose. Part two will not be recorded!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
6:00-7:00 PM (MST) Live Webinar (we will be recording this session)
7:00-7:30 PM (MST) Live Question and Answer (Recording will not take place)

Register by clicking on the link or by holding your smartphone camera at the QR code on the picture:
https://ipulidaho.org/rsvp-workshop

06/18/2021

www.youtube.com

This is such a helpful resource that the Idaho Department of Labor has on SSI. The full playlist is below and the videos are in both English and Spanish. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBqJda-k_2Oy25A2rTIWHvugGa28q0d77

www.youtube.com

06/18/2021

[06/14/21]   Check out Idaho Hands & Voices' newsletter. There are some great resources here including a new FB group regarding virtual events for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

06/11/2021

On June 25, LINC will be hosting a liquidation event - Where refurbished electric wheelchairs, mobility scooters and more will be available.

Donations for cost of parts appreciated

1878 Overland, Boise, Idaho.

Friday, June 25th.
9am to 2pm.

On June 25, LINC will be hosting a liquidation event - Where refurbished electric wheelchairs, mobility scooters and more will be available.

Donations for cost of parts appreciated

1878 Overland, Boise, Idaho.

Friday, June 25th.
9am to 2pm.

ONCE UPON A GENE - EPISODE 086 - Why a Diagnosis Matters with HNRNPH2 Rare Mom Angela Lindig — Once Upon A Gene 06/11/2021

ONCE UPON A GENE - EPISODE 086 - Why a Diagnosis Matters with HNRNPH2 Rare Mom Angela Lindig — Once Upon A Gene

Enjoy a little personal piece from IPUL's Executive Director, Angela Lindig, who had the opportunity to talk about her daughter's recent genetic diagnosis on the Once Upon a Gene podcast.

ONCE UPON A GENE - EPISODE 086 - Why a Diagnosis Matters with HNRNPH2 Rare Mom Angela Lindig — Once Upon A Gene Angela Lindig's daughter had a diagnosis of Atypical Rett for years, but was recently diagnosed with HNRNPH2. Angela runs Idaho Parents Unlimited, which supports, empowers, educates and advocates to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans with disabilities and their families.

Ybarra looks to give students a voice 06/04/2021

Ybarra looks to give students a voice

If you have a student with a disability who would be interested in applying for the Superintendent's new Advisory Council, please check this out:

"According to Kristin Rodine, public information officer for the State Department of Education, Ybarra is looking for a group of 12 students from all over the state and in a variety of ages “with different backgrounds, cultures, interests, school sizes and parts of Idaho.”

https://www.idahoednews.org/state-department-of-ed/state-superintendent-looks-to-give-students-a-voice/

Ybarra looks to give students a voice The superintendent’s Student Advisory Council is scheduled to be formed in August. But what is it going to look like? And what will it achieve?

Photos from Idaho Parents Unlimited's post 05/28/2021

Heroes In Plain Sight

Idaho Parents Unlimited Staff and their children will be attending and have a booth with a fun activity! Join us and paint a Kindness Rock to take home.

Resource Event - For medically fragile children and their families.
Date- 6.5.21
Time- 1-4pm
Location- Scentsy Commons (Eagle Rd/Pine)
2701 E. Pine Ave.
MERIDIAN, IDAHO

We are excited to gathering in person, sharing local resources, and inclusive activities. It will be a great time of connection and community with something for everyone. We will be providing individually packaged food, beverages. Please share with any other families you may know with medically fragile children.

Idaho Behavioral Health Council seeks public comment on draft of new strategic plan | Idaho Department of Health and Welfare 05/27/2021

Idaho Behavioral Health Council seeks public comment on draft of new strategic plan | Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/news/idaho-behavioral-health-council-seeks-public-comment-draft-new-strategic-plan

Idaho Behavioral Health Council seeks public comment on draft of new strategic plan | Idaho Department of Health and Welfare The Idaho Behavioral Health Council has today released the first draft of its strategic plan to improve care for Idahoans with mental health and substance use disorders.

05/26/2021

Lunch and Learn - Oral Health Discussion with Stephanie Walters

[05/26/21]   Hi all,

Back in March, we asked for your feedback about access to dental services in Idaho, and wow, did we get a lot of great responses. We compiled the key barriers that you all shared with us and then we shared them with our Title V/Maternal Child Health partners to see how we might address them. Tomorrow, join IPUL Executive Director, Angela Lindig, and our guest, Stephanie Walters, CYSHCN Director and Maternal & Child Health Clinical Coordinator at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare here on our page at 12:15 pm MDT/11:15 PDT for a short conversation as part of our Lunch and Learn series to discuss the barriers as well as some resources. No registration necessary. We'll just be live on the page.

05/21/2021

TONIGHT!

Life After 18
IPUL's June 2021 Statewide Training

Parents and youth learn about guardianship and the alternatives to guardianship including conservatorship, power of attorney, and supported decision-making. Parents and youth are also provided information about special needs trusts and ABLE accounts. Parents and youth are also provided resources to access more information including referrals to Disability Rights Idaho.

Taking Place Via Zoom on:
June 9, 2021 @ 6 PM MST

Register Here

https://ipulidaho.org/rsvp-workshop

TONIGHT!

Life After 18
IPUL's June 2021 Statewide Training

Parents and youth learn about guardianship and the alternatives to guardianship including conservatorship, power of attorney, and supported decision-making. Parents and youth are also provided information about special needs trusts and ABLE accounts. Parents and youth are also provided resources to access more information including referrals to Disability Rights Idaho.

Taking Place Via Zoom on:
June 9, 2021 @ 6 PM MST

Register Here

https://ipulidaho.org/rsvp-workshop

Videos (show all)

Lunch and Learn - What is a Center for Independent Living?
Lunch and Learn  - Oral Health Discussion with Stephanie Walters
Exploring Facilitation for Dispute Resolution
IPUL's January Lunch and Learn: Self-Care
IPUL live with the Idaho Family Caregiver Navigator Project
Giving Tuesday Idaho Parents Unlimited 202
Online Safety
IPUL is coming to Valley County

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4619 Emerald, Suite E
Boise, ID
83706

General information

IPUL provides information, workshops and one to one support for families who have children with disabilities and special health care needs in the areas of education, health, and the arts, at no cost to families.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
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