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Hawaiʻi State Council on Developmental Disabilities

The DD Council extends our support and efforts to the people of Maui who have endured the wildfires and their impacts.

Disability Hui

We will be having a Zoom meeting with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and American Red Cross representatives every Tuesday from 8:30 am to 9:30 am (HST) to discuss the needs of our disability community on Maui affected by the wildfires, to provide information on what supports are available, and to provide updates. We will have an ASL interpreter and closed captioning. If you need any other accommodations, please reach out to Daintry Bartoldus at daintry.bartoldus@doh.hawaii.gov. For more information about the Disability Hui, please contact Che Silvert at che.silvert@doh.hawaii.gov.

Tuesdays at 8:30 am to 9:30 am (HST)
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8085868166
Meeting ID: 808 586 8166
Passcode: DDC

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On August 21, 2023, the American Red Cross provided the Disability Integration External Partners Report (PDF). This report provides information to external American Red Cross partners regarding Disability Integration efforts during the Hawaii Wildfires Disaster Relief Operation.

Hawai'i State Council on Developmental Disabilities

The DD Council promotes self-determination for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by contributing to a coordinated and comprehensive service system that is person-centered and family-directed. Learn more – view the DD Council Fact Sheet!

  • We work to address identified needs by conducting advocacy, systems change, and capacity building efforts that promote self-determination, integration, and inclusion. Key activities include conducting outreach, providing training and technical assistance, removing barriers, developing coalitions, encouraging citizen participation, and keeping policymakers informed about disability issues.
  • We are a resource to our communities when it comes to disability issues. Although are charge is to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we will assist policymakers on appropriate agencies when it comes to addressing disability issues. We are here to help rebuild the Maui Disability Community.

Resources

View the Maui County website for the latest information. the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Center on Disability Studies (CDS) Message of Support for Maui and Resources webpage and the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health – Developmental Disabilities Division Maui Wildfire Resources webpage for resources. Check back often as these are regularly updated.

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