IPUL, DRI, and SDE – Back to School Special Education Conversation – IPUL’s July 2020 Statewide Training

DRI is going to be participating in a live discussion with IPUL and the State Department of Education regarding returning to school in the fall of 2020 on July 15, 2020 from 6:00pm – 7:15pm MST. Parents and families of students receiving special education and related services are encouraged to attend! Visit IPUL website here: https://ipulidaho.org/news-and-events#ipul-s-next-training or view PDF announcement for information, registration is required. Click here to download the PDF.

The Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities needs to hear from YOU!

Every five years the Council seeks for your ideas to decide what work we will do to improve the lives of those with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families. Your ideas will help guide our work to support people with I/DD to be included and meaningfully participate in all aspects of life. LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! The survey is anonymous and is available online in English and Spanish until June 30, 2020. This survey will take about 20 minutes. English survey: https://bit.ly/5YR-EN or Spanish survey: https://bit.ly/5YR-ES If you need help with the survey, or would like a paper copy of … Continue reading The Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities needs to hear from YOU!

Conversations with the Council WE NEED YOUR VOICE!

Are you an adult with an intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD), or a parent/family member of a person with I/DD? We want to hear from you! The Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities wants to hear about your experiences accessing the services and supports you need to live the life you choose. The Council is hosting webinars on the topics of: Abuse, Direct Support Staff, and Leadership and Accessing Technology. Join us! Date: June 19, 2020 Topic: Abuse – We want to learn and hear from you about what information you need to understand signs of abuse, how to report abuse, and how … Continue reading Conversations with the Council WE NEED YOUR VOICE!

ACB Urges Department of Justice to Ensure Right to Private, Independent Vote

For Immediate Release Contact: Claire Stanley, Advocacy and Outreach Specialist, American Council of the Blind (202) 467-5081 cstanley@acb.org Courtney R. Holthus, Advocacy Director, DisAbility Rights Idaho (208) 336-5353, ext. 119 courtney@disabilityrightsidaho.org ACB Urges Department of Justice to Ensure Right to Private, Independent Vote “Individuals with disabilities have a right to full participation in voting, including absentee voting,” stated Eric Bridges, executive director of the American Council of the Blind. “Persons with disabilities have fought for decades for their right to vote privately and independently. Now, especially in light of COVID- 19, such persons are fighting for their right to vote … Continue reading ACB Urges Department of Justice to Ensure Right to Private, Independent Vote


Today DisAbility Rights Idaho stands in solidarity with those and the families of those who have lost their lives to systemic racism and white supremacy. DRI’s mission is independence, self-sufficiency, and full membership into communities for people with disabilities. Race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation/identity and socio-economic status all know disability. DRI values integration and diversity. DRI acknowledges and respects past trauma. DRI works to eliminate cultural and linguistic biases. In order to achieve our mission and vision of independence, self-sufficiency and full membership, minorities including persons of color and disability must feel and be safe in their communities and … Continue reading Solidarity

COVID-19 Video

This video is a guide for people in Group Homes, Nursing Homes, and other Residential Facilities to help answer questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities weekly webinars

Thank you for your interest in The Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities weekly webinars. Each webinar* is created to answer your questions, and to share information and resources to help you during the COVID-19 crisis. The first webinar, “Ask Art”, was held last Friday, April 17th. Art Evans, DD Services Bureau Chief in the Division of Medicaid answered questions from individuals with I/DD receiving services and their family members about services during the COVID-19 crisis. You can view a recording of the webinar HERE. CLICK HERE for a summary of the Questions and Answers. Haga clic aquí en español *Spanish … Continue reading Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities weekly webinars

2020 Census Extended to October 31st

People with disabilities need to make sure they are counted. The 2020 Census determines how billions of dollars in federal funding is spent across every state – and how much goes to support people with disabilities and their lives in the community. Make sure your household’s census form is complete. Fill it out right at home. You Count! Be Counted! #DisabilityCounts2020 Due to the COVID19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has extended the self-response phase deadline for the 2020 Census to October 31st. Check out their website for up to date information: https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/operational-adjustments-covid-19.html