The Autism Society of Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) organization serving families and individuals touched by autism and autism spectrum disorders. For more information or inquires, please click here or email at email@example.com.
The Catholic Charities of Hawaii is an organization long trusted in the community for their innovative and professional approach to human services. Serving Hawaii since 1947, they offer help to all faiths and cultures, especially those with the greatest needs. Please visit them at catholiccharitieshawaii.org.
Here at EPIC Ohana, Inc., they pride themselves with the ideology that families are the foundation of the community and their well-being is inextricably linked to the health and prosperity of the community, state, and nation. EPIC Ohana, Inc. transforms the culture of child welfare practice through a respectful, collaborative, solution-oriented process that protects children, strengthens families, and enhance the health of the community. Click here for more information.
The mission of Hawaii Behavioral Health is to improve the health and well-being of children and families in Hawaii by demonstrating excellence in delivery of social, education, and behavioral health services. The programs within Hawaii Behavioral Health aims to empower children and families through a provision of services that are individualized, child and family-centered, strengths-based, culturally relevant, and outcome focused. For more information about Hawaii Behavioral Health and their state-wide services, please visit their website by clicking here.
Hawaii Families As Allies (HFAA) is a 501(c)(31) statewide parent-controlled family network organization, who is both recognized in Hawaii and nationally as a voice on behalf of families of children and youth with emotional and/or behavioral needs. Their mission is to support families through education, technical assistance and advocacy. HFAA can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them by clicking here.
Founded in 1968 by parents of children with disabilities, Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii (LDAH) is a non-profit organization and is also the Parent Training & Information Center (PTI) for the State of Hawaii. It is their mission to enhance education, work and life opportunities for children and youth with disabilities by empowering children and families through information, training and mentoring, and by public outreach and advocacy. Please visit them at http://www.ldahawaii.org/ for more information about their state-wide services.
The Special Parent Information Network (SPIN) is a parent to parent organization in Hawaii that provides information, support and referral to parents of children and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who service them. SPIN also offers a free newsletter with various parent resources and also sponsors an annual conference held in April. For more information, SPIN can be reached at 808.586.8126 or by email at email@example.com.
Department of Education
The Community Children's Councils (CCC) are a partnership of parents, school personnel, private providers and other community members, who are concerned with the delivery of services and support to special needs children and their families in the local community. There are a total of 17 local areas state-wide where the CCC serves. If you would like more information or are looking for the nearest CCC in your area, please click here or call CCC's main line at (808) 586.5363.
School-Based Behavioral Health (SBBH) is a program designed to promote student social, emotional, and behavioral development , to address their barriers in learning, and to enhance the general well-being of students families, and school staff. The staff of Behavioral Specialists provides psychological and social support services such as, early intervention and treatment activities, primarily to students with disabilities who require behavioral health supports.
Special Education uses services such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, etc., to meet the unique learning needs of students who require individualized education programs. Please visit DOE Special Education website by clicking here.
Department of Health
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD) provides mental health services to children and youth through a system of care approach that includes both school-based services (provided by the Department of Education) and an array of more intensive mental health services through CAMHD. If interested in obtaining services through CAMHD, families should contact their nearest Family Guidance Center by clicking here or call CAMHD Main Line at (808) 733.9333.
The Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD) offers a state system of supports and services for persons with developmental disabilities, which include principles of self-determination and incorporates individualized funding, person-centered planning and community services. For more information on DDD, please click here or call (808) 586.5840.
The Early Intervention Section (EIS) is a federal and state-mandated program that provides services to support the development of infant and toddlers from both to three years of age. EIS also provides parents information and support to increase their knowledge and ability to support their child's development. Visit them at http://health.hawaii.gov/eis/ or call at (808) 594.0000.
Department of Human Services
The Child Welfare Services (CWS) is a state-wide system that offers various programs which include family strengthening and support, child protection, foster care, adoption, independent living and licensing of resource family homes, group homes and child-placing organizations. Click here for more information on their various service arrays.
The Office of Youth Services (OYS) is committed to providing comprehensive front end services for youth who run afoul of the law. Front end services help enable youth to become productive and responsible citizens, help stem the tide of youth plunging deeper into the juvenile justice system and relying on incarceration as a solution to delinquency. For more information on OYS, please click here.