Footsteps to Transition Fair 10/21/2017

footsteps to transition fair is geared to assist disabled individuals and their families, transition from the High School to Young Adulthood.  the fair was comprised of many different programs and services that Hawaii offers.

Abilities Unlimited

  • provide services to individuals referred by the division of Vocational Rehabilitation to help them gain and maintain employment.

  • provide services to individuals referred by the developmental disabilities division(Medicaid Waiver) to help them access the community, live independently, and improve their individualized goals.

  • provide travel training services, assisting individuals navigate the public bus system.

Access to Independence

  • assist youth with disabilities in the transition from high school to adulthood to empower them to live more independently through advocacy, informational/referral, peer support, and independent living skills training.


Accessurf Hawaii

  • AccesSurf Hawaii offers an amazing opportunity that allows people with disabilities a chance to experience the rush of surfing. AccesSurf Hawaii offers two programs: “Day at the Beach” and “Wounded Warrior”.

Assistive Technology Resources Center

  • link individuals with technology so all people can participate in every aspect of community life.

  • empower individuals to maintain dignity and control in their lives by promoting technology through advocacy, training, information, and education.



  • providing education, support, and assistance that enables clients with intellectual or developmental disabilities to acquire, maintain, and improve skills related to activities of daily living in order to function as meaningfully, and independently as possible in the community.

Best Buddies - Hawaii

  • to create inclusion for people with and without disabilities.

  • teach leadership skills and provide one to one friendships in schools.


Department of Education - Community Children's Council Office

  • community children council serve children and families including those with disabilities and mental health needs through collaborative partnerships.

Department of Health - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD)

  • provides mental health services, free of charge for eligible children and youth up to age 21 who have severe emotioanl and/or behavioral cahllenges.

Department of Health - Children w/ Special Health Needs Program  (CSHNP)

  • children with special health needs program provides care coordination, social work, nutrition and other services for children and youth 0-21 years with chronic medical conditions.

Department of Health - Children with Special Health Needs Branch (CSHNB)

  • assures that all children and youth with special health care needs will reach optimal health, growth and development.

Department of Health - Developmental Disabilities Division

  • fosters partnerships and provides quality person-centered and family-focused services and supports that promote self-determination

  • provides a comprehensive system of services to ensure individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have healthy, safe meaningful and self-determined lives.

Department of Human Services - Vocational Rehabilitation

  • vocational rehabilitation, employment, assistive technology, training.


Goodwill Hawaii

  • helping people with disabilities or disadvantages find jobs, we seek opportunities for community building activities, and encourage our staff and participants to actively support and volunteer in Hawaii's community.

Hawaii Disability Rights Center

  • protection and advocacy agency to assist in developing appropriate transition plans into Individual Education Programs and individualized plan for employment and vocational rehab.



  • The Hilopa‘a Family to Family Health Information Center is your one-stop for information and referral, technical assistance and training. They provide free, confidential assistance to families raising children and youth with special health needs, self advocates and the professionals who serve them.

Kahumana Learning Center

  • offers a variety of services to those with disabilities and autism.

  • we work together to give holistic services that produce outcomes, fostering abundant living for all who participate.

  • participants work alongside dedicated skills teachers and members of the community for a truly integrated and fulfilling experience.


Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii

  • The Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii supports parents of children with any disability in the state of Hawaii. The Disabilities Association of Hawaii offers the following programs: Hawaii PTI (Providing Training and Information), School Readiness Project, and Persons in Need Grant Scholarships.


Positive Behavior Supports Corporation

  • provides a variety of applied behavior analysis services through highly-qualified behavior analysts to meet the unique needs of individuals, families and systems.


PRIDE Industries

  • PRIDE industries is a nonprofit corporation and leading employer of people with disabilities nationwide.

  • social mission: creating jobs for people with disabilities.


Responsive Caregivers of Hawaii

  • committed to creating positive choices in the lives for adults with developmental disabilities an others with special needs. They educate families about their programs and services along with offering consultation on how to care for their family member with disabilities.


Special Education Center of Hawaii

  • provides personalized services to people with disabilities in the spirt of enriching lives.

  • works collaboratively with customers, families, and other professionals to design and implement service and support plans that meet the needs and desires of its customers.

SPIN (Special Parent Information Network)

  • provides resources and information for parent.

  • information for parents is passed on through website, facebook page, annual conference and newsletters.

State of Hawaii - Office of Election

  • voter registration information, advocacy, education, government, outreach, voter information and election accessibility.

The Arc in Hawaii

  • provides residential and day program services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families on Oahu.

  • offer housing in 17 community-based small group homes and 4 apartment complexes across the island.

  • operates 3 adult day health centers in Honolulu, Pearl City and Wahiawa, focusing on skills training in daily living activities as well as pre-employment services.