Idaho Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

See Idaho Web Resources


STATE DEPARTMENT OF 
EDUCATION:  Special
Education Services.
STATE VOCATIONAL 
Rehabilitation Agency.
DEVELOPMENTAL 
DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DISABILITY 
Organizations
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN ages 3 through 5.  STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
PARENT-TEACHER 
Association (PTA) 
EARLY 
Intervention System.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
HEALTH /Retardation
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs 
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENTS Training and
 Information Project.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
HEALTH  
for children and youth.
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
with Special Health Care
Needs.

 
 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:
SPECIAL EDUCATION

Nolene Weaver, Director
Special Education Section
Idaho Department of Education
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0027
            (208) 332-6910      
E-mail: nbweaver@sde.state.id.us
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES: 
AGES 3 THROUGH 5
Contact State Department of Education: Special Education
(see above)

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Mary Jones, Program Manager
Infant Toddler Program
Bureau of Developmental Disabilities
Department of Health and Welfare
P.O. Box 83720
450 West State Street, 5th Floor
Boise, ID 83720-0036
            (208) 334-5514      
E-mail: jonesm@dhw.state.id.us

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

F. Pat Young, Interim Administrator
Division of  Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0096
            (208) 334-3390       (V/TTY)

STATE DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

Mike Rush, Manager, Special Programs
State Division of Vocational Education
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0095
            (208) 334-3216      
E-mail: mrush@ved.state.id.us

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Roy Sargeant, Chief
Bur. of Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Div. of Family & Community Service
Department of Health & Welfare
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
            (208) 334-6500      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN

Wes Engel, Program Specialist
Division of Family & Community Services
Department of Health & Welfare
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
            (208) 334-5525      

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Paul Swatsenbarg, Chief
Bureau of Developmental Disabilities
Division of Family & Community Services
Department of Health & Welfare
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
            (208) 334-5512      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL

Marilyn Sword, Executive Director
Idaho State Council on DD
280 North 8th Street, Suite 208
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0280
            (208) 334-2178      
E-mail: msword@icdd.state.id.us
URL: http://www.state.id.us/icdd/

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

James Baugh, Director
Comprehensive Advocacy, Inc.
4477 Emerald Street, Suite B-100
Boise, ID 83706
            (208) 336-5353      ;             (800) 632-5125      
E-mail: coadinc@cyberhighway.net
URL: http://users.moscow.com/co-ad

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Brett Harrell, Manager
Children’s Special Health Program
Bureau of Clinical and Preventive Services
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
            (208) 334-5962      

STATE AGENCY FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Mike Blackaller, Acting Administrator
Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
341 West Washington Street
Boise, ID 83702
            (208) 334-3220      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Pennie Cooper, Executive Director
ID Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1720 Westgate Drive
Boise, ID 83704
            (208) 334-0879       (V);             (208) 334-0803       (TTY)
            (800) 433-1323       (Voice — in ID only)
            (800) 433-1361       (TTY — in ID only)
E-mail: cooperp@dhw.state.id.us
URL: http://www2.state.id.us/cdhh/cdhh1.htm

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

Nolene Weaver, Director, Special Education Section
Department of Education
650 West State Street
Boise, ID 83720-0001
            (208) 334-2165      
E-mail: nbweaver@sde.state.id.us

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Ron Seiler, Project Director
Idaho Assistive Technology Project
129 W. Third Street
Moscow, ID 83843
            (800) 432-8324       (V/TTY);             (208) 885-3573      
E-mail: seile861@uidaho.edu/icdd/
URL: http://www.ets.uidaho.edu/icdd/

REGIONAL ADA ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AGENCY

WA State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues & Employment
P.O. Box 9046, MS 6000
Olympia, WA 98507-9046
            (360) 438-4116       (V/TTY)
E-mail: krutherford@esd.wa.gov

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
9930 Johnnycake Ridge Rd., Suite 3E
Mentor, OH 44060
            (440) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NatlADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Autism
Cheryl Nickels
ID Autism Association
P.O. Box 2550
Twin Falls, ID 83303-2550
E-mail: IAA85@aol.com

Brain Injury
Marilyn Hern
Brain Injury Association of ID
POPO Box 414
Boise, ID 83701-0414
            (208) 336-7708      
URL: http://www.biausa.org

Cerebral Palsy
Barbara A. Leinberger
United Cerebral Palsy of ID
5530 Emerald Street
Boise, ID 83706
            (208) 377-8070      

Epilepsy
David C. Blackwell, Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation
310 West Idaho
Boise, ID 83702
            (208) 344-4340      ;             (800) 237-6676       (In ID)
E-mail: efila@micron.net
URL: http://www.webpak.net/~epilepsy

Mental Health
Mary Robertson, President
Idaho Alliance for the Mentally Ill
P.O. Box 92
Declo, ID 83323
            (208) 654-9915      
E-mail: namiid@cyberhighway.net

Speech And Hearing
Kim Ennis, President
ID Speech, Language & Hearing Association
1554 Riverstone, Apartment 206
Boise, ID 83706
            (208) 343-8430      

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

A. Lee Parks, Director
ID Center on Developmental Disabilities
University Affiliated Program/University of Idaho
129 W. Third Street
Moscow, ID 83843
            (208) 885-3559      
E-mail: lparks@uidaho.edu
URL: http://www.ets.uidaho.edu/icdd/

PARENT TRAINING INFORMATION PROJECT

Ruth Griggs, Executive Director
Idaho Parents Unlimited Inc (IPUL)
4696 Overland Road, #478
Boise, ID 83705
            (208) 342-5884       (V/TTY);             (800) 242-4785       (in ID only)
E-mail: ipul@rmci.net
URL: http://home.rmci.net/IPUL

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Emily Yost, President
Idaho Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc.
500 West Washington
Boise, ID 83702-5965
            (208) 344-0851      ;             (208) 342-8585      


Idaho Web
 

Civil Liberties and Human Rights  
Silver Sage Girl Scout Council 
 
Disability Information  
Northern Rocky Mountain Easter Seal Society/Goodwill Industries 
Health  
Healthwise Communities Project Children and Youth  
Idaho Youth Ranch 
Wishing Star Foundation 
Job Training and Workplace  
Northern Rocky Mountain Easter Seal Society/Goodwill Industries Recovery, Addiction, and Abuse  
Compassionate Friends 
Idaho Youth Ranch 
MADD In Idaho 

Education  
Idaho Home School

Community   
Idaho State Government 
Coalition for Responsible Government 
Lutheran Social Services Community Service (Volunteering) 
AmeriCorps Network Northwest 
Key Club – Pacific Northwest District 
Payette Lions 
West Boise Kiwanis 
Homelessness, Housing and Poverty 
Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity   
Moscow Food Co-op 
People Escaping Poverty Project 
 


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