September 22, 2023 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM (MDT) State Capitol Room (WW55) ZOOM:legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/ 2023/joint/jloc/ The Joint Legislative Oversight Committee (JLOC) will hear Health and Welfare’s response to the Direct Care Workforce report from the Office of Performance Evaluations (OPE). Click here to download the PDF.

Affordable Connectivity Program

Click here to download a PDF version of this information The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one–time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the … Continue reading Affordable Connectivity Program


Event in partnership with Disability Rights of Idaho (DRI), Special Olympics Idaho, and Idaho Parents Unlimited (IPUL)   Click here to download a PDF version of this information. JUNE 24TH 11 A.M. – 2 P.M. | BOISE CITY HALL WEST, 333 N. MARK STALL PLACE Ask questions, share stories with officers and explore vehicles and safety gear. The community is invited to join police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and other Boise public safety professionals in a meet and greet event. Attendees can ask questions and share stories with BPD officers, as well as explore vehicles and safety gear. Organizations wishing to … Continue reading MEET AND GREET ALL ABILITIES WELCOME

Access to Justice 2023 Campaign

Access to Justice Idaho raises funds to support Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAS), the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program (IVLP), and DisAbility Rights Idaho (DRI) — the three principal providers of civil legal services for poor and vulnerable Idahoans. The need for free legal services is constant and increasing. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has left one in seven Idaho workers unemployed. Many who were seemingly secure, now face evictions, foreclosures, crippling medical bills without health insurance, and a myriad of unexpected legal problems. This year, more than ever, the low-income beneficiaries of Access to Justice need your help.


P R E S S R E L E A S E FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2023 FAMILIES SETTLE CLAIMS AGAINST STATE OF IDAHO FOR PERVASIVE ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AT SOUTHWEST IDAHO TREATMENT CENTER Settlement includes $1.2M payment, unlimited access to treatment center, corrective plans and reports Boise, Idaho – After a lengthy lawsuit, six families have settled their federal court claims against the state of Idaho for abuse, neglect and maltreatment of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who resided at the Southwest Idaho Treatment Center. Approved by the federal court in Boise, … Continue reading FAMILIES SETTLE CLAIMS AGAINST STATE OF IDAHO FOR PERVASIVE ABUSE

What is Happening with the New Budget Tool

What is happening with the new budget tool? (Read this info on the web.) Download a PDF version of this post. Last month, we had a court hearing about the SIS-A (the “Supports Intensity Scale – Adult”). The SIS-A is a new assessment that Idaho Medicaid wanted to use. Idaho Medicaid wanted to replace the SIB-R and Inventory of Individual Needs with the SIS-A. At the court hearing, Idaho Medicaid argued that adults with developmental disabilities and their families and advocates should not be allowed to see the SIS-A manual. The manual that explains how the SIS-A assessment works. We … Continue reading What is Happening with the New Budget Tool