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E Komo Mai!

Leadership in Disabilities & Achievement of Hawai`i (LDAH) is an organization founded in 1968 by parents of children with disabilities.

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

LDAH is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working to support and educate parents, families and professionals to meet the needs of children and youth (ages birth through 26) with any disability.  Dedicated to the service of individuals with special needs, LDAH provides interactive training opportunities, disseminates high-quality educational resources and offers advocacy assistance at no cost to families.

Our School Readiness Project offers developmental, social-emotional, autism, hearing and vision screening for young learners preparing for kindergarten.  Our goal is to educate all parents on the benefits of screening their children prior to entering kindergarten to be ready for school, ready to learn!

Parents Appreciate their Experiences

"How come I haven't heard of you before? Had I known about you, I may have been able to get my children the help they needed earlier!"

"Oh, I did not know IDEA meant Individuals with Disabilities Education Act."

“Wow, I have learned so much information in your training!”

Individuals have choice and access to educational, work as well as life opportunities to be successful regardless of their disabilities.

Our Mission

To enhance educational, work and life opportunities for children and youth with or at risk of disabilities by empowering them and their families through screening, identification, information, training and mentoring, and by public outreach and advocacy. Read more

Latest News!

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We are celebrating our 50th birthday this year!

LDAH is 50 years old!! Since 1968, LDAH has supported parents of children with disabilities who struggled with obtaining equitable education for their children compared to their non-disabled peers.  We celebrate in 2018, 50 years of leading parents to speak on behalf of their children.  Our dedication and commitment to Hawai`i’s families will continue to demonstrate our core values of putting families first, creating partnerships, improving communication, implementing best-practices and innovation while ensuring accountability.

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In recognition of our service, we invite you to share your personal story with us while you received supports from LDAH.  Send your comments to [email protected]

If you agree, we want to post your comments in our upcoming 50th birthday newsletter.  Please confirm your permission to use your story.  (Include a picture of you or your family)

More news and benefits:

Check out some current resourceful Events that may benefit you. Click here

Department of Education updates. Click here

Check out the latest Kukui Newsletter Spring 2018