Leadership in Disabilities and Achievement Hawaii
Leadership and Advocacy
Develop new, and improve existing, avenues for empowering families of children and youth with disabilities to develop self-advocate and leadership skills throughout Hawaiʻi and U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands
- Identify, train, and establish networks of family advocates, who will be available as a resource on every school campus.
- Identify and train group leaders for expanding Parent Support Groups that are inclusive of all disabilities.
- Continue and expand Parents as Partners program.
Align education and resources with needs, as identified by families with children and youth with disabilities in Hawaiʻi and U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands.
- Expand availability and increase awareness of Developmental, Hearing, and Vision screening services.
- Align outreach and education with needs, as identified by families of children and youth with disabilities
- Provide web-based and printed materials are available in families’ native languages.
- Create online directory of resources and special service providers according to specific location/island.
Collaboration and Outreach
Effectively establish a collaborative culture reflective of transparency, trust, and high ethical standards that is supportive of our community partners, who advocate and provide services for families of children and youth with disabilities.
- Create event for purpose of collaborating with all community partners to share information, identify resources, and enhance collective impact on education policy and practice reform.
- Use agency website and social media outlets to disseminate and share information and resources with community partners.