HAWAII ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
ALOHA STATE ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF (ASAD)
A non-profit association of and for Deaf citizens, ASAD sponsors the Miss Deaf Hawai`i Pageant and Kuli Senior Citizens Club, publishes the Ka Po’e Kuli o Hawaii bimonthly newsletter, sponsors cultural and social events of interest to the Deaf Community, and holds a biennial statewide conference. ASAD is a state organization affiliated with the National Association of the Deaf.
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE CENTERS OF HAWAII (ATRC) AND CAREER EXPLORATIONS OF HAWAII
200 North Vineyard Blvd, Suite 430, Honolulu, HI 96817
Toll Free: 1-800-645-3007
A non-profit organization providing information, training, outreach, and policy development on assistive technology for persons with any type of disability. Operates assistive technology equipment loan banks on four islands. Provides low interest financial loans to purchase assistive technology devices and services.
DEAF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES INC.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker: Roxanne Mie Tomita, LSW, DCSW
P.O. Box 26258, Honolulu, HI 96825
Offers Deaf and hard of Hearing individuals comprehensive mental health treatment, sensitive to the culture and communication needs of the Deaf community. Staff includes professionals who are fluent in American Sign Language.
DEAF NEWS HAWAII / ASL Hawaii
Helping people on Oahu learn American Sign Language and about Deaf culture.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DOE)
HAWAII SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND (HSDB)
3440 Leahi Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: 808-733-4999 (TTY/Voice)
Library Phone: 808-733-4831
The Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind is a public education facility that provides services to the islands’ deaf, blind, and deaf-blind students. One of the main functions of HSDB is providing an ASL immersion program that follows the tenets of a bi-cultural, bi-lingual philosophy.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (DOH)
CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH SPECIAL HEALTH NEEDS PROGRAM
741 Sunset Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: 808-733-9055 (TTY/Voice)
Provides care coordination, social work, nutrition services, financial assistance, outreach, and advocacy for children with hearing lossages 0 to 21 years who meet financial and medical eligibility requirements.
DOH–EARLY INTERVENTION SECTION
1350 South King Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: 808-594-0000 (Voice)
The Early Intervention Section (EIS) is Hawaii’s lead agency for Part C of I.D.E.A. (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). EIS supports families of children from birth to age three, who are developmentally delayed and/or biologically at-risk. EIS also supports the many public and private agencies that provide prevention and intervention services. Infants and toddlers may receive evaluation services, care coordination, and an Individualized Family support Plan (IFSP). An IFSP is a plan that identifies the services and support needed by both the child and the family. These services are available at no cost to families. Care coordination links the family to programs that can meet the needs of the family.
DISABILITY AND COMMUNICATION ACCESS BOARD (DCAB)
919 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 101, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: 808-586-8121 (TTY/Voice)
Website : http://health.hawaii.gov/dcab/
A state agency that serves as a central clearinghouse of information on resources and services to people with disabilities and makes policy recommendations on their behalf. Publishes Ha`ilono Kina quarterly newsletter. Establish guidelines and recommended fee schedules for sign language interpreters and other communication assistants utilizing state services. Coordinates the Hawaii Quality Assurance Screening and credentials sign language interpreters who do not possess national certification. Neighbor island offices in Lihue and Kahului.
Hands and Voices Hawaii is dedicated to supporting families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing, without bias towards communication modes or methodology. This is a parent-driven, non-profit organization that provides families with the resources, networks, and information they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children.
HAWAII COMMUNITY GENETICS
1441 Kapiolani Blvd, suite 1800, Honolulu, HI, 96814
Hawaii Community Genetics provides genetics services for children with developmental and/or medical issues, including hearing loss. A visit will include an evaluation by a geneticist (genetics doctor) and genetic counselor, and may include genetic testing. Your child’s pediatrician can make a referral for you to see the specialists at Hawaii Community Genetics.
HAWAII DEAF AND BLIND PROJECT
Pacific Outreach Initiative, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
1776 University Avenue, UA 4-6, Honolulu, HI 96822
The Hawaii Deaf-Blind Project provides technical assistance to children and youth who are deaf-blind, birth through 21 years of age, and to their families and service providers. This may include in-home consultation, school consultation, family support, networking, in-service, biannual statewide trainings, referrals to other agencies, and resources.
HAWAII INTERPRETING SERVICES
Interpreter Referral Service
Assignment: Legal, Medical, Mental Health, Performance, Education
P.O. Box 734, Kaneohe, HI 96744
Hawaii Interpreting Services connects you to quality sign language interpreters and real-time captioners providing communication access for Deaf, hard of hearing, and Deaf-blind people statewide.
ISG provides support services and product sales for people with disabilities, including individual and group training and counseling of independent living skills; job development /placement/coaching; and assistive technology—assessments, evaluation, product acquisition, computer technology delivery, set up, and demonstration. ISG is the sole dealer of Ultratec text telephones in Hawaii and offers repairs and servicing of TTYs. ISG sells assistive listening & alerting devices, closed circuit televisions, and hand-held magnifiers.
ISG focuses upon technology for people who are blind, experience low vision, who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech or learning disabilities. ISG also provides ASL/English Sign Language interpreting services. ISG has dealerships with major distributors of products for deaf/hh, blind/low vision, and specific learning disabilities.
Interpreter Referral Service
Assignment: Legal, Medical, Mental Health, Performance, Education
P.O. Box 1380, Kaneohe, HI 96744
Video Phone: 808-791-0505
Isle Interpret promotes successful communication with deaf and hard of hearing persons throughout the state of Hawaii by offering affordable, convenient, and secure onsite American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services, video remote interpreting services in ASL, real time captioning (RTC or CART) services, and computer assisted note taking (CAN) services.
KAPIOLANI DEAF CENTER (KDC)
4303 Diamond Head Road, Manono 102, Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: 808-734-9210 (TTY/Voice)
The Kapiolani Deaf Center (KDC) provides services for Kapiolani Community College students and other members of the deaf community in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. The KDC provides ASL classes and academic support services for Deaf and Hard of hearing students at Kapi`olani Community College.
LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF HAWAII
245 N. Kukui Street, Suite 205, Honolulu, HI 96817
Outer Islands toll-free 1-800-533-9684
Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii (LDAH) is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 by parents of children with disabilities. The Parent Training & Information Center (PTI) for Hawaii, its mission is to enhance education, work, and life opportunities for children and youth with disabilities by empowering them and their families through information, training and mentoring, and by public outreach and advocacy. LDAH supports parents of children with any disability and the professionals who serve them in the following ways: information/referral, education and training, mentoring and advocacy, small grant awards to benefit children with disabilities, School Readiness Project, and Sharing the Commitment (STC)– Po`okela Project.
LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND & PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED (LBPH)
402 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: 808-733-8444 (TTY/TDD)
Provides talking books, talking book machines, large-print books, audiocassettes, braille books, and cassette book machines for blind and physically handicapped persons. Provides radio reading service and transcribing services.
RELAY HAWAII (TRS)
420 Waiakamilo Road, Suite 405, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 808-847-9012 (TTY)
Sprint Hawaii operates a 24-hour Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) for telephone customers throughout the Islands and internationally, allowing people who use TTY’s to communicate with non-TTY phone users and vice versa. Anyone who needs to use the service can call 711.
SPECIAL PARENT INFORMATION NETWORK (SPIN)
919 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 101, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Oahu: 808-586-8126 (Voice/TTY)
Kauai: 808-274-3141, ext. 6-8126
Hawaii – 808-974-4000, ext. 6-8126
Maui – 808-984-2400, ext. 6-8126
Molokai & Lanai – 1-800-468-4644, ext. 6-8126
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 serve them.
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SPEECH AND HEARING CLINIC (UHSHC)
677 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 625, Honolulu, HI 96813
The UHSHC serves as a teaching facility for speech pathology graduate students enrolled in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Graduate students work directly with patients under the close supervision of an instructor. The UHSHC provides speech, language, and hearing services to the Hawai‘i community. The clinic provides multi-disciplinary diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic services to children and adults on an outpatient basis.