The Road to Supporting Hawaii’s Families: Long Description

Info-graphic depicting a bus labelled “Vehicle for Change” going down a road with milestones of DDD’s participation in the National Community of Practice for Supporting Families.

Wooden Sign that reads: Aloha! Hawaii, 3885 miles

Timeline of events:


  • Joined the National Community of Practice for Supporting Families
    Hawaii is one of the eleven CoP expansion states


  • Generating buy in from Stakeholders
  • Competing priorities
    Simultaneous roll of other initiatives

May 2017

  • First on-site visit for National CoP team
  • Supporting Families across the LifeCourse Kick Off Events
    Soft launch introducing the Charting the LifeCourse Framework to Hawaii State systems

October 2017

  • No Wrong Door statewide training launch
    Training incorporates SDA Person-Centered Thinking and Supporting Families Charting the LifeCourse tools

November 2017

  • Hawaii Inaugural Cohort of Person Centered Organization begins
    Five participating agencies (HI State DD system, two I/DD waiver service providers, and two county Area Agencies on Aging)

April 2018

  • DDD implementing new approaches to service planning and delivery
    Building LC framework into new IT system

Ongoing Construction

  • Creating a common language service terminology dictionary
  • Developing universal forms and tools
  • Standardizing intake and referral form across systems

Freeway Sign reading: Up Ahead

  • New Ways to Service Planning – 1/4 miles
  • Building New Partnerships – 1/4 miles
  • Addressing Needs of Multigenerational Families – 1/4 miles

Paper chart listing stakeholders: Carpool Roster

  • Developmental Disabilities Division
  • Hawaii State Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Executive Office on Aging
  • Hilopaʻa – Family to Family Heath Information Center
  • University of Hawaii – Center on Disabilities Studies
  • Hawaii Self Advocacy Advisory Council
  • Children with Special Health Needs Branch

Sponsored By

  • DD Council Hawaiʻi
  • Hilopaʻa Family to Family Health/Information Center
  • Center on Disability Studies
  • Hawaii State Department of Health

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