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https://silc.idaho.gov/event/notice-of-public-meetings-aviso-de-reunion-publica/

The Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC) is partnering with the Idaho Centers for Independent Living (CILs) to host public meetings across Idaho. The SILC and the CILs serve Idahoans across disabilities and lifespan. The SILC and CILs are collecting information to develop a three-year (2024-2026) State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) that addresses Independent Living needs across Idaho. The purpose of the meeting is to:

Help us understand how the community is serving people in regard to housing, transportation, healthcare, education, job training, employment, recreation, community access and any other areas impacting Idahoans with disabilities.

Help us determine where to direct resources to improve opportunities for people with disabilities of any age to live in their community with the supports they need.

Provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities of the SILC, regarding the State Plan, systemic advocacy, education and other activities.

Provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities of the CILs and the core services they provide in our communities.
Tell the public about the State Plan for Independent Living.
All locations are accessible.

Materials are provided in accessible formats. To request language interpretation (ASL, Spanish, etc.) or disability accommodations, call the SILC at least 10 days in advance 208-334-3800; toll-free 1-800-487-4866 or email: [email protected]
Creating Change Through Parent Voice:

Twin Falls May 11, Idaho Falls May 12

Feel passionately about how Idaho can improve access to important services infants and toddlers need to thrive? Want to learn how to use your voice as a parent to change policy? Attendees will learn how to share their story as parents of young children, how to contact their state legislators, and develop confidence about how to engage with the lawmaking process. Join Idaho’s First Steps Alliance and Idaho Parents Unlimited for a two-hour, in-person advocacy training session to step into your power as parent in this state.

OBJECTIVES
• Participants will learn skills to frame stories about their lived experiences as parents and caregivers and how to share them with lawmakers
• Participants will learn what it means to advocate around policy matters at the state and federal local level
• Participants will have opportunity to practice sharing their stories with others

INTERESTED?

Taking place live and in-person - This will be the same training but held at different locations.

WEDNESDAY
May 11, 2022
1:00 - 3:00 PM MDT
College of Southern Idaho - Hepworth Building, Rm. 176
315 Falls Ave, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

OR

THURSDAY
May 12, 2022
5:30-7:30 PM MDT
Idaho Falls Activity Center - East Room
1575 N Skyline Dr, Idaho Falls 83402

Register Here: https://ipulidaho.org/cctpv
Q14
Idaho Parents Unlimited
Engage + Educate + Bridge + Lead

When it comes to Family Direct Support Services, do you know what expenses are allowable?
Do you know what expenses are non-allowable?
Check back in Friday to see the answer to this week's question.

#QuestionsWithYouIn2022
Facebook and Instagram: /IdahoParentsUnlimited
Twitter: /IPULIdaho
ipulidaho.org
[email protected]
208.342.5884
We are saddened to learn of Larry Gebert's passing. Larry was an incredibly generous and kind man who had a passion for nonprofit, charitable causes. His annual jump into the freezing waters of Lucky Peak on New Year's Day on behalf of the Make a Wish Foundation made a profound difference in the lives of so many children with disabilities and complex medical conditions. His "Where's Larry" segment brought much needed attention to so many charitable causes and events in our community. I had the pleasure of meeting Larry on a number of occasions when raising funds for the creation of the Adventure Island Playground in Meridian's Settler's Park. He always remembered me which I found amazing considering the amount of people Larry met and came in contact through his work and in giving back to the community. We extend our sincere sympathies to Larry's family and dear friends. He will be missed. ~Angela Lindig, IPUL Executive Director
Our phones are back, but if you want to contact us, here's how:

You can always send us an email at [email protected] , or if you need assistance, you can request it here: https://ipulidaho.org/connect-with-us#contact-us-here

For short questions that aren't actually in our scope of work, you can use the tiny form at the bottom of every page on our website.
A13
Idaho Parents Unlimited
Engage + Educate + Bridge + Lead

There are options when it comes to choosing which Developmental Disabilities pathway works best for your child and family. Do you know what the differences are between the Traditional and Family Directed pathways are?

Traditional

Under this pathway your child can receive services from a Developmental Disability Agency (DDA) or an Independent Provider of your choice. Under this service pathway, you may purchase:
* Respite – This service provides relief time for you to do activities outside or inside the home that you cannot do while you are caring for your child.
* Community-Based Supports – This service is designed to help your child participate in activities in their community as independently as possible and helps your child to explore their interests and practice things they have learned from other therapies.
* Education –This service offers parents education on topics such as understanding your child’s diagnosis, how to use adaptive equipment, and how to manage things your child has difficulty with.

Your Case Manager will get to know your child, their needs, and the needs you have for them and assist you to develop a plan to meet those needs. They will help you navigate Medicaid systems and obtain and coordinate both Medicaid funded services and non-Medicaid services and supports in your community.

Family Directed
This pathway provides you with more flexibility to choose, design and direct your child’s services to allow for more creative ways to access services. Under this service pathway, you may purchase:
* Community Support Worker Services - You can hire individuals of your choosing to assist your child in the home or community. You can hire an individual, called a Support Broker, who will write your child’s plan for services or you can write it yourself as a parent.
* Adaptive Equipment – This is equipment for your child. These items must be related to your child’s DD diagnosis and not available through their Medicaid card.
* Other Approved Services – includes music therapy, aqua therapy, hippotherapy, and therapeutic riding. These services require a recommendation and justification and must be provided by an individual qualified to deliver the service.

A Case Manager will help you navigate the process to enroll in Family Directed Services. After Family Directed enrollment is completed, continued Case Management is optional, but not required, to assist with activities that are beyond what the Support Broker is required or negotiated to deliver.

These two pathways are different, however the process to apply is the same. You can then make a decision on what works best for you and your family.
This information was retrieved directly from the Department of Health and Welfares website.

#QuestionsWithYouIn2022
Facebook and Instagram: /IdahoParentsUnlimited
Twitter: /IPULIdaho
ipulidaho.org
[email protected]
208.342.5884
Q13
Idaho Parents Unlimited
Engage + Educate + Bridge + Lead

There are options when it comes to choosing which Developmental Disabilities pathway works best for your child and family.

Do you know what the differences are between the Traditional and Family Directed pathways are?

#QuestionsWithYouIn2022
Facebook and Instagram: /IdahoParentsUnlimited
Twitter: /IPULIdaho
ipulidaho.org
[email protected]
208.342.5884
For week 12 we asked:
"Following up from last week's question about acciessing your child's educational records, do you know if there are any education files you do not have access to?"

---

A12 Answer

According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), parents don't have a right to review documents including test instruments, test protocols, question booklets, or interpretive materials, which do not contain personally identifiable information relating to their child.

However, test protocols that include personally identifiable information or are co-mingled with education records may be education records within the meaning of the IDEA and FERPA, and, therefore, parents may have the right to inspect and review them.
#QuestionsWithYouIn2022
Facebook and Instagram: /IdahoParentsUnlimited
Twitter: /IPULIdaho
ipulidaho.org
[email protected]
208.342.5884
Now Hiring: Part-Time Administrative Position

Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides training, resources, support, and one to one assistance for parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs, as well as accessible and inclusive arts programming. IPUL is seeking a Part-Time Administrative Assistant.

TITLE: Part-Time Administrative Assistant
REPORTS TO: Executive Director / Supervising Program Coordinator
LOCATION: IPUL Office, Boise
HOURS: 10-15 hours a week

SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES:
A. Perform general clerical duties to include, but not limited to, bookkeeping, copying, faxing, mailing and filing.
B. Data entry.
C. Data collection for surveys as needed.
D. Maintain project calendars to coordinate work flow.
E. Organize documents and files.
F. Collect and maintain inventory of office equipment and supplies.
G. Assists the Arts Coordinator in collecting teaching artist materials and reports, communications, and assisting in the Work of Art events.
H. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director including assisting in other special events as needed.
I. Accept and represent the IPUL organizational philosophy.

QUALIFICATIONS:
A. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Windows, Access, and Excel.
B. Excellent writing skills including proofreading and assimilating and summarizing information.
C. High school diploma required; college credits or related work experience desirable.
D. Experience with family/families of a child with a disability.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
A. Work hours may be flexible with both in-office and remote options available
B. Must adhere to applicable privacy laws
C. Must be fully-vaccinated for Covid-19

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT:
The employee occasionally lifts, pushes, and/or moves up to 50 pounds, such as boxed hardware and software or office materials, or furnishings.
The noise level of the work environment is moderate to loud noise.
Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, s*x, age, or disability.

TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB:
Please email your resume to [email protected] Please, no phone calls.
Parents of children with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply
Bilingual in English / Spanish is a plus
This position will remain open until filled.

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

Operating as usual

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS-AVISO DE REUNIÓN PÚBLICA - State Independent Living Council 04/06/2022

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS-AVISO DE REUNIÓN PÚBLICA - State Independent Living Council

https://silc.idaho.gov/event/notice-of-public-meetings-aviso-de-reunion-publica/

The Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC) is partnering with the Idaho Centers for Independent Living (CILs) to host public meetings across Idaho. The SILC and the CILs serve Idahoans across disabilities and lifespan. The SILC and CILs are collecting information to develop a three-year (2024-2026) State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) that addresses Independent Living needs across Idaho. The purpose of the meeting is to:

Help us understand how the community is serving people in regard to housing, transportation, healthcare, education, job training, employment, recreation, community access and any other areas impacting Idahoans with disabilities.

Help us determine where to direct resources to improve opportunities for people with disabilities of any age to live in their community with the supports they need.

Provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities of the SILC, regarding the State Plan, systemic advocacy, education and other activities.

Provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities of the CILs and the core services they provide in our communities.
Tell the public about the State Plan for Independent Living.
All locations are accessible.

Materials are provided in accessible formats. To request language interpretation (ASL, Spanish, etc.) or disability accommodations, call the SILC at least 10 days in advance 208-334-3800; toll-free 1-800-487-4866 or email: [email protected]

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS-AVISO DE REUNIÓN PÚBLICA - State Independent Living Council Burley April 21, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (English) 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Spanish) Community Council of Idaho 437 E. 13th St. Burley, Idaho NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AVISO DE REUNIÓN PÚBLICA The Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC) is partnering with the Idaho Centers for Indepen...

04/05/2022

Creating Change Through Parent Voice:

Twin Falls May 11, Idaho Falls May 12

Feel passionately about how Idaho can improve access to important services infants and toddlers need to thrive? Want to learn how to use your voice as a parent to change policy? Attendees will learn how to share their story as parents of young children, how to contact their state legislators, and develop confidence about how to engage with the lawmaking process. Join Idaho’s First Steps Alliance and Idaho Parents Unlimited for a two-hour, in-person advocacy training session to step into your power as parent in this state.

OBJECTIVES
• Participants will learn skills to frame stories about their lived experiences as parents and caregivers and how to share them with lawmakers
• Participants will learn what it means to advocate around policy matters at the state and federal local level
• Participants will have opportunity to practice sharing their stories with others

INTERESTED?

Taking place live and in-person - This will be the same training but held at different locations.

WEDNESDAY
May 11, 2022
1:00 - 3:00 PM MDT
College of Southern Idaho - Hepworth Building, Rm. 176
315 Falls Ave, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

OR

THURSDAY
May 12, 2022
5:30-7:30 PM MDT
Idaho Falls Activity Center - East Room
1575 N Skyline Dr, Idaho Falls 83402

Register Here: https://ipulidaho.org/cctpv

04/04/2022

Q14
Idaho Parents Unlimited
Engage + Educate + Bridge + Lead

When it comes to Family Direct Support Services, do you know what expenses are allowable?
Do you know what expenses are non-allowable?
Check back in Friday to see the answer to this week's question.


Facebook and Instagram: /IdahoParentsUnlimited
Twitter: /IPULIdaho
ipulidaho.org
[email protected]
208.342.5884

Larry Gebert, long-time KTVB meteorologist and Idaho philanthropist, dies at 65 04/02/2022

Larry Gebert, long-time KTVB meteorologist and Idaho philanthropist, dies at 65

We are saddened to learn of Larry Gebert's passing. Larry was an incredibly generous and kind man who had a passion for nonprofit, charitable causes. His annual jump into the freezing waters of Lucky Peak on New Year's Day on behalf of the Make a Wish Foundation made a profound difference in the lives of so many children with disabilities and complex medical conditions. His "Where's Larry" segment brought much needed attention to so many charitable causes and events in our community. I had the pleasure of meeting Larry on a number of occasions when raising funds for the creation of the Adventure Island Playground in Meridian's Settler's Park. He always remembered me which I found amazing considering the amount of people Larry met and came in contact through his work and in giving back to the community. We extend our sincere sympathies to Larry's family and dear friends. He will be missed. ~Angela Lindig, IPUL Executive Director

Larry Gebert, long-time KTVB meteorologist and Idaho philanthropist, dies at 65 Larry will be remembered for his bigger than life personality, deep commitment and service to the community, and epic story telling.

Connect With Us 04/01/2022

Connect With Us

Our phones are back, but if you want to contact us, here's how:

You can always send us an email at [email protected] , or if you need assistance, you can request it here: https://ipulidaho.org/connect-with-us#contact-us-here

For short questions that aren't actually in our scope of work, you can use the tiny form at the bottom of every page on our website.

Connect With Us IPUL is committed to our primary goal of assisting families of children with disabilities and special health care needs.

04/01/2022

A13
Idaho Parents Unlimited
Engage + Educate + Bridge + Lead

There are options when it comes to choosing which Developmental Disabilities pathway works best for your child and family. Do you know what the differences are between the Traditional and Family Directed pathways are?

Traditional

Under this pathway your child can receive services from a Developmental Disability Agency (DDA) or an Independent Provider of your choice. Under this service pathway, you may purchase:
* Respite – This service provides relief time for you to do activities outside or inside the home that you cannot do while you are caring for your child.
* Community-Based Supports – This service is designed to help your child participate in activities in their community as independently as possible and helps your child to explore their interests and practice things they have learned from other therapies.
* Education –This service offers parents education on topics such as understanding your child’s diagnosis, how to use adaptive equipment, and how to manage things your child has difficulty with.

Your Case Manager will get to know your child, their needs, and the needs you have for them and assist you to develop a plan to meet those needs. They will help you navigate Medicaid systems and obtain and coordinate both Medicaid funded services and non-Medicaid services and supports in your community.

Family Directed
This pathway provides you with more flexibility to choose, design and direct your child’s services to allow for more creative ways to access services. Under this service pathway, you may purchase:
* Community Support Worker Services - You can hire individuals of your choosing to assist your child in the home or community. You can hire an individual, called a Support Broker, who will write your child’s plan for services or you can write it yourself as a parent.
* Adaptive Equipment – This is equipment for your child. These items must be related to your child’s DD diagnosis and not available through their Medicaid card.
* Other Approved Services – includes music therapy, aqua therapy, hippotherapy, and therapeutic riding. These services require a recommendation and justification and must be provided by an individual qualified to deliver the service.

A Case Manager will help you navigate the process to enroll in Family Directed Services. After Family Directed enrollment is completed, continued Case Management is optional, but not required, to assist with activities that are beyond what the Support Broker is required or negotiated to deliver.

These two pathways are different, however the process to apply is the same. You can then make a decision on what works best for you and your family.
This information was retrieved directly from the Department of Health and Welfares website.


Facebook and Instagram: /IdahoParentsUnlimited
Twitter: /IPULIdaho
ipulidaho.org
[email protected]
208.342.5884

'Sesame Street' Welcomes New Muppet With Disability 04/01/2022

'Sesame Street' Welcomes New Muppet With Disability

'Sesame Street' Welcomes New Muppet With Disability The people behind "Sesame Street" are introducing a new Muppet who uses a wheelchair in an effort to spotlight children with disabilities around the world.

03/28/2022

Q13
Idaho Parents Unlimited
Engage + Educate + Bridge + Lead

There are options when it comes to choosing which Developmental Disabilities pathway works best for your child and family.

Do you know what the differences are between the Traditional and Family Directed pathways are?


Facebook and Instagram: /IdahoParentsUnlimited
Twitter: /IPULIdaho
ipulidaho.org
[email protected]
208.342.5884

03/28/2022

For week 12 we asked:
"Following up from last week's question about acciessing your child's educational records, do you know if there are any education files you do not have access to?"

---

A12 Answer

According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), parents don't have a right to review documents including test instruments, test protocols, question booklets, or interpretive materials, which do not contain personally identifiable information relating to their child.

However, test protocols that include personally identifiable information or are co-mingled with education records may be education records within the meaning of the IDEA and FERPA, and, therefore, parents may have the right to inspect and review them.

Facebook and Instagram: /IdahoParentsUnlimited
Twitter: /IPULIdaho
ipulidaho.org
[email protected]
208.342.5884

03/22/2022

Now Hiring: Part-Time Administrative Position

Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides training, resources, support, and one to one assistance for parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs, as well as accessible and inclusive arts programming. IPUL is seeking a Part-Time Administrative Assistant.

TITLE: Part-Time Administrative Assistant
REPORTS TO: Executive Director / Supervising Program Coordinator
LOCATION: IPUL Office, Boise
HOURS: 10-15 hours a week

SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES:
A. Perform general clerical duties to include, but not limited to, bookkeeping, copying, faxing, mailing and filing.
B. Data entry.
C. Data collection for surveys as needed.
D. Maintain project calendars to coordinate work flow.
E. Organize documents and files.
F. Collect and maintain inventory of office equipment and supplies.
G. Assists the Arts Coordinator in collecting teaching artist materials and reports, communications, and assisting in the Work of Art events.
H. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director including assisting in other special events as needed.
I. Accept and represent the IPUL organizational philosophy.

QUALIFICATIONS:
A. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Windows, Access, and Excel.
B. Excellent writing skills including proofreading and assimilating and summarizing information.
C. High school diploma required; college credits or related work experience desirable.
D. Experience with family/families of a child with a disability.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
A. Work hours may be flexible with both in-office and remote options available
B. Must adhere to applicable privacy laws
C. Must be fully-vaccinated for Covid-19

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT:
The employee occasionally lifts, pushes, and/or moves up to 50 pounds, such as boxed hardware and software or office materials, or furnishings.
The noise level of the work environment is moderate to loud noise.
Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB:
Please email your resume to [email protected] Please, no phone calls.
Parents of children with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply
Bilingual in English / Spanish is a plus
This position will remain open until filled.

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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 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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