APRIL Conference Focuses on Youth

The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) held their 22nd Annual Conference in Reno, NV on October 21-24, 2016 and AILH was there!  This year’s theme was "Voting for Our Future: Betting on Our Youth," which emphasized the need to put Youth at the forefront of our … [Read more...]

Youth Support Group in Pahoa

Join other young adults with various disabilities for this recreational support group.  The group meets the first Wednesday of every month from 3:00-5:30 p.m. at Leilani Estates Park in Pahoa.  That means, the next meeting is this coming Wednesday, November 2, so don’t miss out!   The … [Read more...]

Footsteps to Transition Fair

  Oahu IL Specialist, Thomas Lum, represented AILH at the recent "Footsteps to Transition" Fair held at Kaimuki High School on October 22, 2016.  Local Middle and High School students with special needs, along with their families, were invited to gather resources and valuable information to … [Read more...]

AILH Holds 2nd Annual Staff Development

  AILH held their 2nd Annual Statewide Staff Development Retreat at the Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens on the North Shore of Kauai on October 14, 2016.  Staff flew in from all the neighbor islands to take part in this team building event.   The charmingly pristine setting of the Na … [Read more...]

AILH Staff Celebrate Anniversaries

October marks the employment anniversaries of three AILH employees. Advocacy Coordinator, Brian Hauser, and Executive Assistant, Candice Young, both celebrated 2-years of employment, while Kauai IL Specialist, Julia Hall, was honored for 1-year of employment with AILH.   We are grateful for their … [Read more...]

Join AILH-Hilo for a Teddy Bear Drive

AILH is joining Bayada Home Health Care in gathering as many stuffed animals as we can for the Hilo, Keaau, and Pahoa Police Stations.   Police officers from these stations carry a box of stuffed animals in their cars and when they arrive at a difficult call where children are involved, … [Read more...]

Maui Disability Alliance Forum Tomorrow

Attention Maui Residents! Tomorrow (October 12, 2016) is the Maui Disability Alliance Legislative Forum.  Please don't miss out on this opportunity to engage with your local state and county policy makers. Please click link below for details. mda-flyer … [Read more...]

Just Another Sewing Sunday

  Liv! Zentangles is a group of persons with disabilities who regularly gather to design and create art-infused, reconstructed, or re-purposed products in a safe, collaborative environment.         … [Read more...]

Waiakea Lions Club Partnership

AILH IL Program Director, Sam Nagasawa and IL Specialist, Emily Bartlett-Henry recently did a presentation to the Waiakea Lions Club in Hilo. They shared about AILH programs and services available in their community. Building a great partnership, the Lions will be assisting AILH in providing … [Read more...]

Spreading the Aloha(ILH) at HIUW Fair

AILH IL Specialist, Jennifer Thompson, attended the Hawaii Island United Way (HIUW) Fair at the Prince Kuhio Plaza on Saturday, September 10. She shared about AILH programs and services and welcomed those with disabilities (and their families) to contact our offices to learn more about how we might … [Read more...]

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