List of State Resources - Hawaii

Hawaii Autism Foundation
HAF helps Hawaiian families identify needs and find solutions that will ensure that the keiki has the tools and transition support they need to reach their full potential and thrive as adults. The entity funds or provides programs for people diagnosed with autism and their Ohana in Hawaii. It also partners with other community programs to provide the services families with autism need. It also offers inclusive programming, safety training, and long-term life solutions.
Help your KeikiThe Help Your Keiki website is a website for parents. Since 1999, the Evidence Based Services Committee (EBS) has been promoting best practices for serving children and adolescents with mental health needs. With that goal in mind, the EBS committee developed the website. Parents and caregivers can use this website at every stage to address their child's difficulties.
ABC Group HawaiiThe organization provides quality evidence-based behavior analytical services to students with autism and other related developmental disabilities through the implementation of direct services and the training of family members and educators. They accomplish this by ensuring that student progress occurs by arranging carefully organized teaching environments to produce maximum results for each individual student.
The Autism Community in Action (TACA)TACA provides education, support and hope to families living with autism. The services it provides are as follows: chapters, conferences, webinars, family resources, online support group, parent mentor program, autism travel guides, scholarships, and outreach in Spanish.
Easterseals HawaiiEasterseals Hawaii provides exceptional, individualized and familycentered services to empower people with disabilities or special needs to achieve their goals and live independent and fulfilling lives. Easterseals Hawaii's Early Intervention, ABA, and home and community-based programs are accredited by the Commission on Rehabilitation Facilities Accreditation (CARF).
Malama Pono Autism CenterThe Malama Pono Autism Center was built with a passion to support families in Hawai'i who have been affected by autism. They use researchproven and evidence-based practices that ensure your child receives the best care. Through integrated multidisciplinary care, the Center is able to offer access to a full set of services for you and your family. Whether you're looking for an evaluation, treatment, support, or just someone to ask questions.
Kianna’s ListThe website seeks to improve awareness of autism spectrum disorders and resources in Hawaii. Their services are screening and diagnostic tools, East Hawaii community resources, evidence-based knowledge and practice, Hawaii state and national resources.
Autism Bridges MauiAutism Bridges Maui is a non-profit organization that was originally founded by parents of children with autism almost 15 years ago. The organization is child and family centered that supports a wide range of services that develop their full potential and improve the quality of life of people with autism, pervasive developmental disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders throughout their lives.
Autism Society HawaiThe Autism Association provides education and resources to children and adults with ASD, working to develop new opportunities through programs that include sensory films, hele for autism, among others.
Leadership in Disabilities & Achievement of HawaiiThe goal is to ensure that all children with disabilities receive an appropriate public education through screening, identification, information, training and mentoring, through public outreach and advocacy.
LEAP Levin Eduction Access ProjectThe project was incorporated as a non-profit organization, with the main objective of providing the appropriate education and advocacy needed by children and families facing a disability.
Center on Disability StudiesThe Disability Studies Center of the Faculty of Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is an Organized research unit, being a valuable partner of state and regional organizations and responding to their technical assistance needs, designing and offering many training programs.
HILOPAʻAThe center is staffed by parents and friends of children with special health care needs providing free and confidential assistance to families and self-advocates and the professionals who serve them.
Special Olympics HawaiiIt is a global inclusion movement that uses sports, health, education and leadership programs every day around the world to end discrimination and empower people with intellectual disabilities.
Special Parent Information Network: HawaiiThey have developed a series of materials for families on educational services, health care, community services, and more.
Autism Behavior Services IncThe company offers applied behavior analysis in the Hawaiian Islands, its services include consultation, social skills groups and training.
ACES. Elevating the standards in the treatment of autismACES provides comprehensive autism therapy and intervention services. The team has extensive training and experience in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a wide range of ABA programs for people with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Early autism servicesThey provide ABA therapy services to diverse communities around the world, their services include home and center-based ABA therapy, occupational, speech and language therapy, telehealth services, social skills groups, teens, and free apprenticeships. They have a highly qualified and certified staff.
Hawaii Fi-DoHawaii Fi-Do is a nonprofit corporation that trains exceptionally qualified service dogs for people with disabilities in Hawaii. Aims to bring greater independence and a better quality of life to isolated and vulnerable people, including those with disabilities
Hawaii Disability Rights CenterIt is the designated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System for all Hawaiians with disabilities. Federal laws and regulations specify that HDRC must have the ability to Resolve client issues with the lowest level of intervention possible, such as professional advice/assistance, investigation, follow-up, mediation, negotiation, arbitration, administrative reviews; and administrative remedies, as well as providing full legal representation for his clients, including litigation, if necessary.
Therapeutic HorsemanshipTherapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii specializes in horsemanship instruction for those with special needs, but provides therapeutic horsemanship to people of any ability. On their website you will find all the details of the prices per session.
Aloha Independent Living HawaiiIs a nonprofit organization that provides independent living services and programs for people with disabilities in Hawaii that seeks to partner with like-minded organizations to provide a wide range of services
Behavior Analysis No Ka OiProvides diagnosis and treatment for autism spectrum disorders. Services are provided in the clinic as well as in the child's natural environment or other community settings. Each program is tailored to meet the needs and goals of each child and family. No Ka Oi, Inc. offers a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches based on the philosophy and scientific study of behavior.
Autism Services Kaua'iIt is an intensive early intervention Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) program serving children ages 2-6. program meets children's needs for individualized one-on-one programming with ample opportunities to generalize to peers and staff members in the clinic. Treatment is comprehensive, focusing on language, social skills, self-help, and behavioral issues
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATIONDoug Houck, Administrator Special Education Section HI Department of Education
3430 Leahi Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815 (808) 733-4990
Special Education Section
Department of Education Michael Fahey, 619 Coordinator
Special Education Section
Education deparment
3430 Leahi Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815 (808) 733-4840
PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES: BIRTH TO 2 YEARSJean Johnson, Zero-to-3 Project Coordinator Hawaii Department of Health
Pan Am Bldg., 1600 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1401 Honolulu, HI 96814 (808) 957-0066
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCILDiana Tizard, Executive Director State Planning Council in DD
919 Ala Moana Blvd., #113 Honolulu, HI 96814 (808) 586-8100
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDSPatricia Heu, Chief of the Division of Children with Special Health Needs Department of Health
741 Sunset Avenue Honolulu, HI 96816 (808) 733-9070
IMUA Family ServicesImua is a community based non-profit organization serving Maui, Molokai and Lana'i. Their services encompass Early Intervention, Early Childhood, Newborn Hearing Screening, Imua Autism Services, Imua Camp, Imua Sleep, and Kokua Medical Find.
BAYADA Center for Autism ServicesIt is a service program created by BAYADA Home Care, a nonprofit organization that provides behavioral health services in Hawaii. The center uses the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) approach to treat people with autism and related social or learning disorders in order to give children the opportunity to develop skills and interact with others in a fun and nurturing environment.
Galler Rimm. Behavioral Health and Maui, Hawaii’s Autism Specialists of the Pacific (ASOP)GRBHS offers a comprehensive, strengths-based, and solutions-focused approach to the challenges facing Maui, Hawaii's children, adolescents, youth transitioning to adulthood, and adults. It has specialized autism services working in conjunction with Maui, Hawaii's Autism Specialists of the Pacific (ASOP) who carry out specific treatment plans based on comprehensive ABA and are provided in conjunction with the psychiatrist and developmental/behavioral pediatrician.
Maui Autism Center and Autism Management ServicesIt is a provider of behavioral and educational services that offers personalized support for children and adults with autism and other related conditions.
The Arc Autism NowThe website provides general information on autism, stories from families affected by ASDs, a list of books and educational materials, as well as information on upcoming events.
STEPS, LLCIt is a small company, based in Kailua and serving all of Oahu. Provide comprehensive and professional ABA autism services in your home, school, and community setting, throughout your life. The team specializes in social skills groups, feeding clinics, behavior modification, skills acquisition, communication, vocational and other skills
Imi Ola, "To seek one's best life"It is a non-profit organization providing services for people ages 12 months to 18 years, at all levels of the autism spectrum. Services include assessment, ABA therapy, ohana training, and community interventions. Services are offered in both home and clinic settings by Registered Behavior Technicians who are supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst
ORGANIZATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH (OAR)They are the Organization for Autism Research, better known as OAR. OAR is an organization founded and led by parents and grandparents of children with autism, who serve as the Board of Directors providing leadership, life experience and heart.
Mau Loa LearningIt specializes in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Mau Loa Learning contracts with the Department of Education, private providers, and most insurance providers to serve anyone in need of ABA treatment, regardless of insurance provider, severity, or diagnosis.
Positive Support ServicesIt is a Hawaii based company serving all areas of Oahu and neighboring islands. They provide services at home and in the community. Services are provided in a variety of locations: A+ programs, CDC centers, private schools, summer fun, soccer practice, gym, grocery stores, and restaurants.
Pākōlea Support Services providesPākōlea's support services are based on a wide range of proven ABA strategies to provide effective behavioral health therapy for your child. Their services include clinic-based therapy, home therapy, community integration, parent education and training.
Hawaii Center for Social Communication & Child DevelopmentThe Center located in Kea'au on the Big Island of Hawaii is a therapeutic program that provides child- and family-centered services for individuals on the autism spectrum and for children who share similar areas of need Speech/Language Evaluations and Therapy of Social Communication.

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Disclaimer: The resources posted on Ability Life Solutions are meant solely as suggestions and should not be construed as child-specific advice. The Center For Autism and Related Disorders recommends working with a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) who has experience with autism before starting any intensive behavioral intervention. Any choices you make in determining your child’s treatment are completely at your own discretion.

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