Complaints Management Program (DOE)
475 22nd Avenue, Room 117
Honolulu, HI 96816
PH: 203-5560
Website: www.doe.k12.hi.us/special education/HARChapter60StateComplaintProcedures.pdf
Investigates and resolves written complaints brought by parents, advocates, and others of a violation of IDEA or Chapter 60 relating to the identification, evaluation, placement or provisioin of a free appropriate public education to a student with a disability.

Hawaii Disability Rights Center
1132 Bishop Street, Suite 2102
Honolulu, HI 96813
PH: 949-2922 1(800)-882-1057
FAX: 949-2928
Web: www.hawaiidisabilityrights.orgPromotes and advocates for human, civil and legal rights of persons with disabilities. Provides educational advocacy for students with disabilities.

  

Hawaii Parent Training & Info. Center (PTI)
(a federally funded project of LDAH)
245 N. Kukui Street, #205
Honolulu, HI 96817
PH: 536-9684, 1-800-533-9684
Web: www.ldahawaii.orgPromotes information, training, advocacy and mentoring services to parents of students with disabilities and the professionals who serve them.

  

Kauai Economic Opportunity Inc.
Mediation Program
2804 Wehe Road
Lihue, HI 96766
PH: 245-4077
E-mail: keo@keoinc.orgProvides mediation services to help resolve conflicts between home and school over a student's identification, evaluation, program or placement.

  

Ku'ikahi Mediation Center
Hilo Lagoon Center
101 Aupuni Street, Suite 1014 B2
Hilo, HI 96720
PH: 935-7844 Fax: 961-9727
E-mail: info@kuikahi-mediation.org

 

Provides all civil and IEP facilitation and mediation services to help resolve conflicts between home and school over a student's identification, evaluation, program or placement.

  

Learning Disabilities Association of HI
245 N. Kukui Street, #205
Honolulu, HI 96817
PH: 536-9684; 1-800-533-9684
Email: mmoore@ldahawaii.org
Website: www.ldahawaii.orgProvides information, training, advocacy and mentoring services to parents and guardians of students with disabilities regarding the special education process and he needs of children with any disability. LDAH also provides early childhood screening and case management services for children age 2-5 years. LDAH is a non-profit organizaiton with multiple projects benefitting students with disailties their families and the professionas who serve them, including the Hawaii PTI (see above).

  

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
924 Bethel Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
PH: 536-4302 FAX: 527-8088
Toll-Free: 1-800-499-4302
Website: www.legalaidhawaii.orgAssists low to moderate income families of children with disabilities apply for and appeal denials or discrimination related to housing, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and other public benefits.

  

Levin Education Access Project (LEAP)
c/o Davis Levin Livingston Place
851 Fort Street
Honolulu, HI 96813-4317
PH: 237-LEAP (5327)
Website: www.leaphawaii.com
Email: bellis@leaphawaii.comProvides educational advocacy for chilren with special needs to ensure access to appropriate services. Helps to educate families of their child's educational rights.

  

  

Mediation Center of the Pacific
245 N. Kukui Street, Suite 206
Honolulu, HI 96817
PH: 521-6767; Fax 538-1454
E-mail: mcp@mediatehawaii.org
Web: www.mediatehawaii.orgProvides IEP facilitation and mediation services to help resolve conflicts over a student's identification, evaluation, program or placement. Helps to define conflict issues, explore solutions and reach practical and mutually agreeable solutions.

  

Mediation Services of Maui
95 Mahalani Street, Suite 25
Wailuku, HI 96793
PH: 244-5744 Fax: 249-0905
E-mail: info@mauimediation.org
Web: www.mauimediation.orgProvides mediation services and IEP facilitation services to help resolve conflicts between home and school over a student's identification, evaluatio

Children's Race
infinite butterfly1_edited_edited.jpg

HAWAII 

  • DIY Forms and Kits
  • Special Ed Law School
  • Lawyer Trained Advocates
  • Free Legal Consultation 
  • Local Resources

ParentAdvocate

BETTER SERVICES
ParentAdvocate provides families the information they need to understand the special education process and the tools they need to find help from a wide spectrum of service providers.  ParentAdvocate provides unbiased information to families. State and Federal funded organizations probably won't help you to get funding for private schools and other educational and related services from the DOE.  If they are at your IEP, are they really there to help you or do they have a conflict of interest and are helping the DOE avoid actionable mistakes? 

Effective special education advocacy must be based upon an understanding of the law, your options, and the strategies available to reach your goals. Many advocates have a conflict of interest because they are being paid by the government. We developed Our 'Collaborative Advocacy' model to guide families, advocates, and school systems alike toward the vision the IDEA and Section 504 were designed to achieve. Advocates found on ParentAdvocat follow a specific 3-step process developed by an experienced special education attorney to ensure you retain all your options if advocacy alone does not achieve your goals. Local Resources listed on ParentAdvocate are vetted under our Terms & Conditions protocols.