Neurotrauma Home

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Our Mission

To develop, implement, and monitor a comprehensive system of statewide supports to address the needs of people with neurotrauma injury and their families.

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Living with Neurotrauma

In Hawai’i, neurotrauma injury is seen as a severe and chronic disability of a person that is attributable to an injury to the central nervous system, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury or stroke, and is likely to continue indefinitely.

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We are Neurotrauma Supports of the State of Hawai’i Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Division. We provide leadership through community partnerships to promote neurotrauma injury prevention programs, education and public awareness.

Footsteps to Transition Fair

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An event for middle and high school students with special needs, and their families, to assist in making a successful transition to adult life and independence.

Kapolei High School Cafeteria
91-5007 Kapolei Parkway
Kapolei, HI 96707
Saturday, October 24, 2015
8:00am – Noon
* Please RSVP your attendance and access accommodations by September 30, 2015: Call 586-8126 (SPIN) or by register online at:

For more information, please download the event flier.

Our Office Has Moved

Our New Location at
Diamond Head Health Center:

Developmental Disabilities Division
Community Resources Branch
Neurotrauma Supports
3627 Kilauea Avenue

Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Neurotrauma Helpline (Oahu): 733-2155
Send:Neurotrauma E-mail Messages

BRAIN HEALTH – Administration for Community Living


Brain Health: You Can Make a Difference!

This webpage offers evidence-based resources that can help professionals, older adults, and people with disabilities promote brain health. You can use the resources to educate yourself and others.

  • Brain Health Basics. Learn and teach others about the risks related to brain health and how to reduce them.
  • Brain Injury. Learn and teach others about how to prevent brain injury and how to get help if you do have one.
  • Dementia. Learn how to create “dementia-capable” long-term services and supports at the state and local levels to help people who have Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.


DATE: September 18, 2015
TIME:   1:30 – 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Video Conference Center
Honolulu: Kalanimoku Bldg., 1151 Punchbowl Street, Basement
Hilo: State Office Building, 75 Aupuni St., Basement
Lihue: State Office Building, 3060 Eiwa St.
Wailuku: Judiciary Building, 2145 Main St., 1st Floor
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Click to view past meeting’s Minutes



DATE: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
TIME:   6:00 – 8:00 pm
PLACE: Rehab Hospital of the Pacific, Wo Conference Rm. #4


DATE: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
TIME:   6:00 – 8:00 pm
PLACE: Rehab Hospital of the Pacific, Wo Conference Rm. #4


DATE: Saturday, May 3, 2014
TIME:   1:00 – 3:00 pm
PLACE: Rehab Hospital of the Pacific, Wo Conference Rm. #4
SPEAKER/TOPIC: Dr. Thomas Harding, Neuropsychologist – How to Prevent Alzheimers
SPEAKER/TOPIC: Debbie Imada, Epilepsy Foundation – How Karate Has Helped Her   
Hope you can all join us at any or all of the meetings. Please note that we are still holding our meetings at Rehab Hospital for May and June. For the month of JULY, due to construction on the Ground Floor of Rehab Hospital, we will be holding our meetings at the new BIA-HI Office on 200 N. Vineyard Blvd. (corner of Aala St.), 2nd Floor. Then, starting August, we will be back at Rehab Hospital for our meetings. For any questions, please call me at 521-7721. Thanks. –Lyna

What We Do

  • We maintain a Statewide Telephone Helpline for information and referral.
  • Provide assistance to neurotrauma injury survivors and their families to identify and obtain access to services.
  • Maintain a Neurotrauma website providing information on frequently asked questions, resources on the various islands and a current calendar of events.
  • Produce and distribute a quarterly Neurotrauma newsletter. Call or e-mail us to join our mailing list! We provide educational and public awareness sessions and materials, through partnerships with other public and private organizations.
  • Provide administrative and technical support to the State TBI and Neurotrauama Advisory Boards.
  • Coordinate and monitor the Neurotrauma Special Fund. Assess the needs and concerns of neurotrauma injury survivors, their families, service providers, and other community stakeholders in order to develop the most responsive system of supports.