DEVELOPMENTAL / DISABILITY / SPECIAL NEEDS

MAUI INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER (MILC)

Contact MILC Program Coordinator

Nani Watanabe

99 Mahalani Street

Wailuku, HI  96793

Phone: (808) 249-2990

Fax: (808) 249-2991

Email:  evalina.watanabe@meoinc.org

MILC has a mission to ensure that persons with disabilities are full social, civic and economic partners, both within their families and in a fully accessible community, while creating access and choice.  Any person with a disability or older adult who may benefit from MILC services or program is eligible regardless of disability, race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

ARC OF MAUI COUNTY

140 N Market Street - Suite 202B
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
Phone: (808) 242-5781
Fax: (808) 244-4061
Email: arcinfo@arcofmaui.org

Arc of Maui County promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We actively support programs and services that assure full inclusion and participation in the community throughout life.  They also offer residential services, waiver services, and vocational services.

HAWAII KEIKI –
DEPT. OF HEALTH

Early Intervention Section

1350 South King Street Suite 200

Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Phone: (808) 594-0000

Fax: (808) 594-0015

Neighbor Islands call toll free: 1-800-235-5477

When to call H-KISS: If you have concerns about your child...

Under the age of 3 - Developmental delays such as difficulty walking, talking or learning. Special health care needs such as Down Syndrome, very low birthweight, or drug exposure during pregnancy.

Age 3-5 - Information on how to access the Department of Education special education preschool, and options for services in the community.

MAUI ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY (MEO) –
ADA PARATRANSIT PROGRAM

Phone: (808) 270-7511

The Maui Bus paratransit service is an advance reservation, curb-to-curb service for persons with disabilities who are unable to use the regular fixed route Maui Bus service. Please call or visit the MEO website for more information.

EDUCATION THERAPY MAUI

16 Hobron Avenue #205

Kahului, HI  96732

Phone: (808) 893-0590

Some students, for unknown reasons, have difficulty receiving and processing information.  We have worked for over 40 years with children diagnosed with a long list of “Learning Disabilities”. Learning disabilities are so specialized (and misdiagnosis is so common), we recommend the first session at Education Therapy be used for diagnostic testing by one of our learning specialists.

ALOHA INDEPENDENT LIVING HAWAII (AILH)

P.O. Box 283

Pearl City, HI  96782

Phone: 1-800-385-2454

Aloha Independent Living Hawaii (AILH) is a grass roots 501 ©(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide independent living programs and services for persons with disabilities in Hawaii.  AILH was founded by a group of experienced, committed and dedicated professionals who wanted to give persons with disabilities in Hawaii the choice of where to receive independent living services. The majority of board members and staff are persons with disabilities.

HAWAII DISABILITY RIGHTS CENTER (HDRC)

Phone: (808) 949-2922 ext. 207

Email:  info@hawaiidisabilityrights.org

General Info.: (808) 949-2922 ext. 215

The mission of the HDRC is to protect and promote the human, civil and legal rights of individuals with disabilities through the provision of information and advocacy.

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION DIVISION – MAUI & MOLOKA’I

54 S. High Street – Suite 309

Wailuku, HI  96793

Phone: (808) 984-8350

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) provides services to Hawai’i community members who experience barriers to employment due to a physical or cognitive disability. DVR is designed to assist job seekers with disabilities prepare, secure, and retain competitive employment in an integrated work setting.

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM – STATE

Children with Special Health Needs Branch Oahu Phone: (808) 733-9055

Maui Phone: (808) 984-2130

Children with Special Health Needs Branch (CSHNB) is working to assure that all children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) will reach optimal health, growth, and development, by improving access to a coordinated system of family-centered health care services and improving outcomes, through systems development, assessment, assurance, education, collaborative partnerships, and family support.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES DIVISION (DDD) – STATE 

DDD ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 463

Honolulu, HI 96813

Maui and Lana’i Phone: (808) 243-4625

Moloka’i Phone: (808) 553-7898

Please go to the website for information on qualifications for services, how to apply for DDD Services, and contact information for all islands.

If you are a DDD participant and need crisis services please call the

Crisis Outreach Helpline at (808) 590-1769.

HAWAII STATE DEPT. OF EDUCATION (HSDOE) – SPECIAL EDUCATION

Hawaiʻi State Department of Education

1390 Miller St. Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: (808) 784-6200

Email: doeinfo@k12.hi.us

Special education is specially designed instruction, related services and other supplementary aids to meet the unique needs of a student with a disability at no cost to families. The Department provides these services to anyone aged 3 to 22 who demonstrates a need for specially designed instruction, after an eligibility determination.

AUTISM BRIDGES MAUI

P.O. Box 387

Puunene, HI 96784-0387

Phone: (808) 298-4153 or (808) 264-4016

Email: info@autismbridgesmaui.org

Autism Bridges Maui is a non-profit organization founded in Hawai‘i by parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Our goals are to:  Support a network to a wide array of services to individuals with ASD, Pervasive Developmental Delay, and other neurological disorders; Provide support and educational opportunities to their families and caregivers; Grow public awareness and sensitivity in our community.