HAWAII RESIDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF SELF-DETERMINATION AT “DAY AT THE CAPITOL"
~~“Today, Hawaii is one of nine states that does not have a waiting list for home and community based services. Hawaii ranks in the top quartile of states in supporting individuals in family homes. Currently, 99 percent of people served by the Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Division live in residences serving one to six people, and 61 percent in settings with one to three people. Hawaii ranks in the top quartile of states in supporting individuals in family homes.
By law, the Department of Health is mandated to develop, lead, administer, coordinate, monitor, evaluate, and set direction for a comprehensive system of supports and services for persons with developmental or intellectual disabilities in Hawaii. Current services include: personal assistance/habilitation, emergency services, respite, employment supports, chore, training and consultation, specialized medical equipment, adult day health, skilled nursing, environmental accessibility and vehicular modifications, assistive technology, personal emergency response systems and non-medical transportation.”
- Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
- Department of Health