Hawaii
This bill allows applicants to the University of Hawaii who qualified for and received special education services (among other qualifications) to be eligible for the Hawaii state scholars program, which provides financial assistance for up to four years.
This bill requires that community rehabilitation programs maintain a disabled to non-disabled employee ratio equal to or greater than 1-3 at all times, at all levels of employment, management and sub-contracting, to ensure integrated employment of individuals with disabilities.
This resolution requests that the Hawaii Developmental Disabilities Council convene a working group to identify strategies and agreements to better coordinate services provided to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The working group includes a representative from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
This program enables individuals with disabilities, service providers and others to learn about, access, and acquire assistive technology needed for education, employment, and community living. Services include device demonstrations, reutilization, loans, and financing.
Operating Entity: Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawai'i (ATRC)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Hawai'i Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
CAP helps individuals who experience problems when applying for or receiving vocational rehabilitation or independent living services. This includes advising and informing individuals of their rights and providing advocacy services.
Operating Entity: Hawai'i Disability Rights Center
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides support and referral services to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. This includes academic classes, workshops, accessibility support, courses, and programs targeted at youth with disabilities (such as summer youth programs).
Operating Entity: University of Hawai'i, Manoa College of Education, Center on Disability Studies
Entity Type: College / University
This program provides vocational rehabilitation and independent living services specifically for people who are deaf or hard of hearing across the state.
Operating Entity: Hawai'i Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program helps individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities explore their strengths, abilities, and interests; explore future careers; and build their skills.
Operating Entity: Hawai'i Behavioral Health
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program connects individuals with disabilities (primarily those with intellectual and developmental disabilities) with employment opportunities in Hawai'i by examining job seekers' strengths, interests, and skills.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Hawai'i
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides a range of employment training services in a classroom setting, including vocational assessments, benefits planning counseling, job skill development and maintenance, job development and placement, job coaching, pre-vocational training, and employer advocacy and support.
Operating Entity: The Arc in Hawai'i
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides training and work experience to individuals with disabilities, including pre-employment assessments, occupational skills training, practical work experience, job coaching, and essential soft skills in obtaining and maintaining competitive employment. They also connect participants with local employers.
Operating Entity: Lanakila Pacific
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program enables eligible individuals with disabilities to save money in a tax-exempt account that may be used for qualified disability expenses while keeping their eligibility for federally-funded, means-tested public benefits. Eligible expenses include education, employment training and support, and assistive technology.
Operating Entity: Oregon Treasurer's Office
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program provides a range of services to residents at the Access Center for Independent Living, including around advocacy leadership, youth transition, independent living, and employment preparation. It also offers peer support groups.
Operating Entity: Access to Independence Hawai'i
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides technical assistance to families and service providers of youth who are deaf-blind, birth through 21 years of age, including around secondary transition.
Operating Entity: University of Hawai'i, Hawai'i and Pacific Deaf-Blind Project
Entity Type: College / University
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities access and maintain employment in the community. Participants receive assistance on employment planning, job coaching, and problem solving.
Operating Entity: Hawai'i Behavioral Health
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides services and counseling to help people with disabilities obtain competitive employment. Hawai'i Division of Vocational Rehabilitation also connects participants with local employers and work opportunities.
Operating Entity: Hawai'i Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program helps parents, educators, vocational rehabilitation counselors, developmental disabilities case workers and providers, and employers assist youth with developmental or intellectual disabilities in their transitions.
Operating Entity: University of Hawai'i, Manoa College of Education, Center on Disability Studies
Entity Type: College / University
This program helps individuals who are blind obtain skills for increased self-confidence, empowerment, and employment. The program instructs participants in Braille and alternative communication formats, business practices, computers and assistive technology, mobility competencies, personal and home management, and more.
Operating Entity: Hawai'i Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program supports Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers in 11 western states plus two territories. Services include one-to-one consultations, trainings and webinars, peer-to-peer mentoring, site visits, non-profit management tools, and more.
Operating Entity: PEAK Parent Center
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides a variety of direct services for children and youth with disabilities, families, professionals, and other organizations that support them. This includes helping parents participate effectively in their children’s education and development and partnering with professionals and policymakers to improve outcomes for children with disabilities.
Operating Entity: Leadership in Disabilities & Achievement of Hawai'i
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides services to school staff, families, and communities to support students with disabilities transitioning into adulthood. Activities include postsecondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living or community participation.
Operating Entity: Hawai'i Department of Education, Exceptional Support Branch
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This college-preparedness program helps transition-age youth with disabilities prepare for navigating college-life, develop academic skills, improve their “soft-skills,” and learn self-determination skills. Participants also attend a four-day postsecondary education residential training experience at University of Hawai'i at Manoa, attending college classes and participating in college activities. The program is offered at a number of community colleges and universities throughout the state.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
The Postsecondary Supports Project is a postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities. It provides students an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in campus life.
Operating Entity: University of Hawai'i, Center on Disability Studies
Entity Type: College / University
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program protects individuals with disabilities by empowering them and advocating on their behalf. This includes providing information and referrals, providing training and technical assistance to service providers, and conducting self-advocacy training.
Operating Entity: Hawai'i Disability Rights Center
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides specialized vocational rehabilitation and related services for people who are blind. Services include job maintenance support, job placement assistance, literacy programs, blindness education programs for service providers, transition services for youth, and more.
Operating Entity: Hawai'i Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants from disadvantaged backgrounds (including students with disabilities) and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. It is implemented at various colleges and universities across the state and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program helps individuals with disabilities prepare for independent living through life skills courses, professional development classes, community activities, prevocational preparation, and weekend activities.
Operating Entity: Lanakila Pacific
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program provides courses to help individuals with disabilities integrate into society. The courses focus on academic assistance, vocational and employment assistance, self-expression and advocacy, and more.
Operating Entity: Abilities Unlimited Hawai'i
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program helps deaf and hard of hearing students discover opportunities for employment or education after high school. It provides vocational exploration activities, vocational assessments, work-study and internship opportunities, and self-determination and self-advocacy training.
Operating Entity: Hawai'i Department of Education, Hawai'i School for the Deaf and the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This year-long program seeks to cultivate interest in STEM fields among youth with disabilities, prepare participants for post-secondary education, and develop strengths that can be used in careers through the completion of STEM-related projects.
Operating Entity: University of Hawai'i, Manoa College of Education, Center on Disability Studies
Entity Type: College / University
This program enables students with disabilities to participate in STEM-related activities in University of Hawai'i-Manoa laboratories, hear presentations by working STEM Professionals, earn UH-Manoa credit in natural sciences and high school credit, and cultivate an interest in STEM careers.
Operating Entity: University of Hawai'i, Manoa College of Education, Center on Disability Studies
Entity Type: College / University
This program helps individuals with significant disabilities gain employment on the island of Oahu. This includes helping clients develop employment goals, providing employment skills training, providing job-specific technical skills training, and connecting individuals with paid work experiences.
Operating Entity: Network Enterprises, Inc. (NEi)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity: --
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
This program helps individuals with disabilities who are receiving Social Security Disability benefits make informed choices about work and make a successful transition to self-sufficiency.
Operating Entity: University of Hawai'i, Manoa College of Education, Center on Disability Studies
Entity Type: College / University
YLC is a four-week summer program that provides deaf and hard of hearing students with training and educational opportunities to prepare for their transitions to higher education or employment. The program also includes programming around leadership development.
Operating Entity: Hawai'i Department of Education, Hawai'i School for the Deaf and the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This program provides career education and training services to at-risk youth, including youth with disabilities. Program services include tutoring and school-based services, work experiences, occupational skills training, work-based education, leadership development opportunities, support services, mentoring services, guidance counseling, financial literacy education, entrepreneurial skills training, employment information, and more.
Operating Entity: State of Hawai'i Workforce Development Council
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
This list shares resources related to counseling and mental health services to assist students during school closures. This document provides a link to both public and private telecounseling and telehealth resources, and it gives a brief description of the services provided by each resource.
Operating Entity: Hawaii Department of Education
Hawaii created a document that provides a list of resources to assist special population students during school closures. This document includes speical education tips, family resources, IEP meeting information, mental health information and services, and college and career planning.
Operating Entity: Hawaii Department of Education