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  • Information packets and brochures on specific disabilities, laws, regulations and other special topics
  • Information to understand Hawai`i's education and child serving systems
  • Referral to other agencies, organization and programs

LDAH Workshops

    LDAH, as Hawaii's Parent Training and Information Center, has 27 workshops available for parents, educators, professionals and students including:
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) & HAR Chapter 60
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 as Amended & HAR Chapter 61
  • Rules Regarding Discipline (HAR Chapter 19)
  • Developing My Child's IEP
  • For a complete list of LDAH workshops, descriptions of each workshopClick Here

Individual Assistance
  • Telephone technical assistance
  • Facilitating communication with educators involved with your child
  • Problem solving consultations
  • Individual case advocacy












Join our team helping keiki with disabilities throughout Hawaii!  Click on “Become a Member” and “Donate to LDAH” to see how.


Hawaii PTI

Providing training and information statewide to parents of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and the professionals who serve them.
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School Readiness Project

Increasing the percentage of children who are ready for kindergarten as measured by the Hawaii State School Readiness Assessment; connecting families of young children with their child's pediatrician and medical home.
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Persons in Need (PIN) Program

Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) began the PIN (Persons in Need) Program in 1988. By contract with HCF, LDAH administers a PIN Program, which makes financial awards to benefit children with serious medical conditions and special needs. PIN applications are reviewed and awards are made through the year as funds are available. Click the Learn More button to see if your child qualifies for PIN assistance.

  • LDAH provides Persons in Need (PIN) Grant Awards benefitting eligible children 17 years of age or younger who have a disability or other special needs. Click "Learn More" under Persons in Need Program to apply for a grant and to learn more about this wonderful opportunity for eligible children in need.

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Hawaii PTI

Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii (LDAH) is the Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) for our island home. Since 1990, LDAH has administered the PTI in Hawaii through grants from the U.S. Department of Education-Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). In September 2015, OSEP selected LDAH to expand its PTI services to meet the needs of children with disabilities in American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Republic of Palau. It is our intent to ensure these Pacific Island areas receive the same quality of services found in Hawaii and that the needs of parents of children and youth with disabilities and the professionals supporting these families are successfully met.

We will post our Pacific Island Area Parent Training & Information Center contact information soon. Be sure to check back!

Through the PTI, parents of children with, or at risk of disabilities and other special needs and the professionals who support them, are provided information, technical assistance, training and mentoring and advocacy services. An advocate is defined as one who pleads another's cause; one who speaks on behalf of, or for another. Often times, advocates performing under the true definition of the word can generate friction and tension, even if they are correct in their assertions. As a PTI, all of our services are geared toward helping parents meet the actual needs of their children with disabilities through cooperation, clear communication, thorough understanding of their children’s disabilities, and proper use of laws supporting the rights of children with disabilities. Our ultimate goals are to see children getting their needs met and parents and family members with healthy, cooperative relationships with their children’s schools.

When You Call:
When you call, one of our PTI Parent Consultants will answer or call you back within one working day. Parent Consultants will listen to your concerns and ask you questions in order to complete our internal “Request for Assistance” form. Parents may be asked about their child's strengths, needs, disabilities, interests and progress at school. We may inquire whether your child has been determined eligible for special education and related services, or not; if an Individualized Education Program (IEP) has been developed for your child, and/or if an IEP meeting has been scheduled with your child’s school.

We believe that training and mentoring begins from the moment a parent or professional calls us for assistance. Depending on the inquiry, we may provide immediate technical assistance; we may suggest attendance at a small group session, law workshop or disability support group. All information you provide to the LDAH PTI is confidential.

We are now seeking IDEA experienced Parents to join our thriving, statewide, Parents as Partners (PAP) volunteer network. If you are interested in becoming a PAP, please contact Rosie Rowe at We know you will find the work personally rewarding.

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School Readiness Project

The School Readiness Project (SRP) is primarily funded by Aloha United Way. In conjunction with Lions Club; Project VISION Hawaii; Hawaii State Department of Health; American Academy of Pediatrics–Hawaii Chapter; Hale Na`au Pono–Waianae Neighborhood Place; University of Hawaii at Manoa–Center on Disability Studies; Kamehameha Schools and others, SRP provides services for families of 2 through 5-year-old children throughout Oahu. By providing outreach; developmental, social-emotional, hearing and vision screenings; case management and parent education free of charge, SRP helps prepare young children for successful entrance into kindergarten.

SRP helps caregivers make and keep appointments with their child’s pediatrician to have their child screened and immunized. SRP also provides case management for children identified with a specific need. We connect parents and other caregivers with resources for their children in their community.


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