SPIN 2019 Conference Resources Walk

SPIN 2019 Conference


We have compiled SPIN’s 2019 “walk of resources” that were in attendance.

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Children’s Community Council Office

  • meets in 17 communities statewide, for members to come together as equal partners to discuss and positively affect multiple issues for the benefit fo all students, families and communities.

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Developmental Disability Division (Dept. of Health)

  • oversees a statewide system of supports and services for eligible participants.

  • uses medicaid 1915(c) home and community based services waiver to provide a range of servcies and supports in the community through state and federal funding.


Early Intervention Section (Dept. of Health)

  • provide services for children birth thru age 3 with special needs and their families.

  • specialists support parents through coaching to help their child learn and grow within their natural learning environment.

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Children & Youth with Special Health Needs

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

  • serves children who have or may have long-term or chronic health conditions that require specialized medical care and their families.


DOH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

  • program to prevent lead poisoning in hawaii’s keiki.


HI Neurotrauma Registry Project

  • provide free educational materials on neurotrauma injuries - brain injuries/concussions, stroke, spinal cord injuries.

  • free presentations to groups on all islands, free information and referral service.

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Child and Family Services

  • provides peer support to parent and caregivers of youth with emotional or behavioral challenges.

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Social Security Administration

  • provides social security and/or social security insurance benefits to all ages.


The Good People

  • provides art, yoga and community building workshops.

contact: stinasoohoo@gmail.com

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Evidence-Based Services Committee

  • promotes best practices for children with mental health needs.


Leadership in Disabilities & Achievement

  • parent training, information, resources, mentoring, technical assistance and advocacy for families of children with disabilities and the professionals who support them.


Shriners Hospital for Children

  • pediatric orthopedics, specialties, walk in injury clinic and sedated dental treatment.


Special Education Advisory Council

  • advises the doe superintendent on the educational needs of children with special needs, ages birth - 22.

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Ohana Health Plan

  • provides health coverage under medquest and medicare programs.

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Hawaii Families as Allies

  • provides parent support for parents of at-risk or adjudicated youths.

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Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC)

  • links individuals with a disability to technology to create independence in their educational goals, career goals and daily living.


AccesSurf Hawaii

  • creating community based programs for anyone with a disability to enjoy the water.


Hawaii Disability Rights Center

  • individual and systems advocacy for persons with disabilities including special education, power of attorney for education and transition planning.

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Easter Seals Hawaii

  • serves children, youth and adults with disabilities.

  • programs include: case management, therapy services, autism services, home/community-based services and workforce development.


Hawaii Self-Advocacy Advisory Council

  • advocacy organization led by individuals with developmental disabilities that supports choice, leadership, disability awareness and education in the community.

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Abilities Unlimited

  • works with division of vocational rehabilitation to provide employment services.

  • works with ddd medicaid waiver services for adults with developmental disabilities.


Acumen Fiscal Agent

  • fiscal management contracted by the doh/ddd.

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Fuller Lives

  • designing independent living and respite opportunities for adults with disabilities.

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Access to Independence

  • provides independent living services coordination for people with all types of disabilities.

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United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii

  • early intervention service provider as well as a statewide advocate and resource for individuals of all ages and families affected by cerebral palsy.


Hawaii Work Incentive Planning & Assistance (WIPA)

  • provides in-depth counseling about the effect of work on disability benefits.

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Special Needs Hawaii

  • provides special needs financial planning.


Goodwill Industries of Hawaii

  • ho’olana waiver program provides community learning services and adult day health for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • long-term adult supports and resources program is a non-medicaid adult day health program that helps support individuals become independent by job coaching, volunteer opportunities, and activities in the community.


The Arc in Hawaii

  • adult day health services and residential services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Soderholm Mobility and Bus

  • sales and service of wheelchair accessible vehicle and auto adaptive equipment.


Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii

  • leads hawaii fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy.

  • provides education, advocacy and support for individuals and their caregivers impacted by epilepsy (seizures).

  • offers support groups, group art session, seizure first aid.


Hawaii Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

  • provides information and resources on dyslexia to parents, teachers, and the community.

  • delivers presentations in the community on dyslexia and strategies to assist dyslexics in being successful in school and life.


Comprehensive Services Center

  • educational classes, summer youth programs, workshops, training for hawaii’s deaf, hard of hearing and deaf and blind persons.

  • support families and professionals with asl classes, deaf culture workshops, and making videos accessible by adding asl and captioning.


OCD Support Group

  • self-help support group for people coping with obsessive compulsive disorder.

  • offers education, empathy and encouragement.


Hawaii State Library System

  • statewide system of 50 libraries.

  • provides library users with free and equal access to library materials, online databases, books, online learning to promote a lifelong love of reading and learning.


Best Buddies Hawaii

  • cultivates one-to-one friendships between students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities.



  • products include safe cleaning supplies, lotion for dry skin, children’s vitamin shakes.

Contact - triciahoke@yahoo.com


Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)

  • provides quality health plans to the people of hawaii.

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Hellen Keller National Center

  • provides person-centered services to help individuals with combined vision and hearing loss work towards employment.

  • representative for the national deaf-blind equipment distribution program and provide free telecommunication equipment to consumers with significant vision and hearing loss.


HI Notes Music Therapy

  • provide individual and group music therapy services on Oahu.

  • adaptive music lessons and educational community music programs.

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Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

  • law firm that endeavors to provide civil, legal services.

  • provide assistance with family, housing, fair housing, consumer, public benefits and immigration.


Learning Rx Honolulu West

  • works with struggling students and adults, training the cognitive skills the brain uses to read, remembers, learn and pay attention.

  • identify weak skills using a comprehensive cognitive assessment and then target and train those skills.


Exceptional Family Member Program

  • assists service members and their families who have members enrolled in efmp.

  • provides services, links families to community resources, coordinates events and activities and advocates for families.


Ho’omana Group

  • support group meetings, held in windward, Oahu, for family members and caregivers of students on the autism spectrum.

contact - hoomanagroup@gmail.com


Side by Side / Bridge the Gap

  • support groups for parents whose children have learning disabilities.

contact - sidebyside@inspirechurch.tv

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Amare Global

  • offers a holistic line of mental wellness products.


Center on Disability Studies: Family Engagement Center

  • works with local schools, community groups and families to promote student achievement and development through cultivating strong effective partnerships in education.

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Behavior Analysis No Ka Oi

  • provides ABA services to individuals across the lifespan.

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CATCH Assistive Technology

  • provides assistive technology and training to people with disabilities.

contact: catchkdl@gmail.com


Prenke Romich

  • provide communication devices.


HI Council for Exceptional Children

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

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Sounding Joy Music Therapy

  • individual and group music therapy sessions.

  • adaptive music instruction for voice, guitar, piano, and ukulele.

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Windward Synergy Center

  • provide educational, family events and supports to families affected by autism.

  • provide in-home, community-based applied behavior analysis services for all ages.

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Anat Baniel Method

  • harnesses the power of neuroplasticity to learn to overcome challenges stemming from neurological damage or disorder.


Hawaii Association for Behavioral Analysis

  • educate, advocate for and support both providers and consumers of applied behavior analysis.

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Malama Pono Autism Center

  • provides aba services, speech therapy and a preschool program.



  • behavioral health services to help children and adults diagnosed with special needs to achieve maximum independence at home, school, and in their community.

  • helps with activities of daily living, adult and pediatric nursing care for chronic and acute conditions and habilitation services to help individuals with developmental disabilities/intellectual disabilities live more independently in their home or community.


Footprints Behavioral Interventions

  • uses structured, goal oriented, play-based teaching with evidence-based ABA principles

  • provides early intervention, classroom/academic support, positive behavior support, parent training and consultation and social skills training

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Autism Behavior Consulting (ABC Group)

  • one to one applied behavioral analysis

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Autism Society of Hawaii

  • hosts events for families; including sensitive friendly activities - sensory friendly movies, train rides, fishing, computer classes and camping.


Sprouts Therapy

  • offers occupational, physical, music, speech and feeding therapy.

  • therapist operated pediatric habilitation program.

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The Autism Community in Action (TACA)

  • provides education, support and hope to the autism community.


Center for Autism & Related Disorder

  • provides assistance with specific areas of concern for family and develops and implements strategies to diminish challenging behaviors and teach necessary skills.

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Thrive for Life

  • provides home modifications for accessible living.

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Hi’ilei Hawaii

  • free resource for children birth thru 5 years old.

  • provides developmental screens and information for families.