Disability News: Hawaii


Latest disability news including medical research and health information updates from the island state of Hawaii.

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Disability news stories for the U.S. Island State of Hawaii. Includes facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in, or visiting Hawaii.

Hawaii Disability Resources

Hawaii Association of the Blind (HAB)

We are the State affiliate of the American Council of the Blind - http://www.acb.org/hawaii/

United Cerebral Palsy of Hawaii

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is a nationwide network of approximately 93 state and local voluntary agencies (UCP affiliates) that provide services, conduct public and professional education programs and support research in cerebral palsy - http://www.ucpahi.org/

Help, Understanding & Group Support (HUGS)

HUGS improves the quality of life for families who face the emotional and financial hardships of caring for a seriously ill child - http://www.hugslove.org/

The Arc in Hawaii

As the state chapter of The Arc of the United States, The Arc in Hawaii is part of the largest national organization devoted solely to working on behalf of people with intellectual disabilities - http://www.thearcinhawaii.org/

Hawaii Department of Health

The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawaii - http://www.state.hi.us/doh/resource/mental_health.html

Mental Health Kokua

At Mental Health Kokua our services include housing, case management, psychosocial rehabilitation, psychiatry, and counseling - http://www.mentalhealthkokua.org/

Easter Seals Hawaii

Easter Seals Hawaii has been providing services to infants, children and adults with disabilities and other special needs, and support to their families since 1946 - http://hawaii.easterseals.com/site/PageServerpagename=HIDR_homepage

Goodwill Industries of Hawaii

Goodwill Industries of Hawaii has been proudly serving Hawaii's community since 1959 by providing educational and career development programs for people from diverse backgrounds - http://www.higoodwill.org

Statistics: Hawaii Disability

There are approximately 150,000 people in the state of Hawaii over the age of five who have a form of disability. Approximately 22,000 people, or 1.9% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes. There are around 81,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and 31,000 people with disabilities in Hawaii who are employed. Around 4,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 39,000 are currently not in the workforce.

Latest Hawaii Publications

Patricia will pedal 12 times around Oahu in honor of 12 Marines from Marine Corps Base-Hawaii who were killed in a helicopter crash in January.

National Park Service grant for development of technologies to provide dynamic experiences for visitors with vision disabilities at national parks.

Raising awareness about the vital need for more research into the prevention treatment and cure of brain disorders.

Native Hawaiians have higher risks of death than white Americans, according to a University of Michigan study.

Mythology of Disability event to provide glimpse into the world of the disabled.

Hawaii public schools must provide special education services to students with disabilities until they become 22 years of age.

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