Asperger's Syndrome Support Group
A family support group for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. The young adult group covers 18 through 30 years but families of younger children are welcome to attend. Usually meets on the thrid Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m. but please call for location.
Provides support, programs and information to parents of children with asthma and other lung conditions.
Meets quarterly on Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Shriners Hospital. Call for meeting schedule.
A network of parents and professionals dedicated to funding biomedical research for autism spectrum disorders, raising public awareness, and bringing hope to families.
Support group meetings monthly on the 1st Wednesday
of the month at 1:00 p.m. and the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Educational meetings on the 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. All meetings are held at the Rehab Hospital of the Pacific.
For a current listing of CCCs
that have regular parent support group meetings, contact the
Community Children's Council Office 1177 Alakea St., B100, Honolulu,
Provides statewide support and assistance to the Community Children's Councils (local community groups formed to help develop and evaluate the system of care mandated by the Felix Consent Decree). Also facilitates information and communication exchanges between the community and State agencies.
We are families joined together to unite and support families and provide advocacy and information concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down Syndrome. Various activities include social gatherings, new/expectant parents visits, family workshops, informational packets, family support and quarterly newsletter.
EFMP Coffee Hour - Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Offers a support group for families enrolled in the program to chat, find answers and get caffeinated. The group meets the fourth Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m at the Base Starbucks. Childcare provided by reservation by the prior Monday.
Offers monthly "Hot Topics in Epilepsy" speaker series and quarterly social outings. Conducts free public awareness and education trainings.
Epilepsy Grassroots Support
Offers an epilepsy support group that is run by volunteers and meets the second Wednesday of every other month from 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. at 94-491 Ukee St.
Family Support Meeting for Families with Children who have any degree of Hearing Loss
Offers unbiased parent-to-parent support resources.
Meets periodically on Saturdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 94-155 Leoole Stree, Suite A200, Waipahu. Call for dates. Also publishes a newsletter for families.
Provides support and outreach to parents of children and adolescents who have emotional or behavior challenges.
Provides free support and family services to parents of children birth to 21 diagnosed with having a life threatening illness or considered to be medically fragile. Provides service to the whole family.
Provides information, training and support for foster/adoptive parents, including those who are caring for children with disabilities, while providing responsible advocacy.
Kardiac Kids Parent Support
Offers education and support to parents whose children have heart conditions. Meets every 2nd Friday from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Kapiolani Medical Center.
KMC Cancer Connection Support Group
Provides opportunities for families who have been touched by childhood cancer to network, seek mutual support and friendship, and share information and resources. Meets the last Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. at Kapiolani Medical Center's Conference Room B (inside Dining Room).
Offers support groups for children, young adults and adults with neuro-muscular diseases and their families on Oahu and on the Big Island . Dates for the groups vary so call or email for dates, times and locations. MDA also sponsors a camp each summer for children.
Provides education, support and advocacy for Alliance consumers, family members and interested community memebers whose lives are affected by neuro-biological disorders such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, and major depression.
Hawaii's first NICU graduate ohana support group offers monthly meetings with guest speakers and a network of support. Check out the website for current events.
Meets the second Saturday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Star of the Sea Church (4470 Aliikoa Street). Call before attending a meeting.
Support Group for Parents of Youth In Juvenile Justice or Family Court
New group provides supports to parents and caregivers of youth in Hawaii's Juvenile Justice or Family Curt systems of care. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Wendy's Restaurant in Kapolei. Call for times.
Talk About Curing Autism Hawaii (TACA)
Holds informational group meetings for parents and interested professionals the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Kaimuki Christian Church (1117 Koko Head Ave).
Tripler AMC Autism Information
Offers information and support for military families of children with autism spectruum disorders. Call for more information or for an appointment.
**The Exceptional Family Member
Program has a website that explains the Exceptional Family Member
Program and provides a context for assisting families with special
Offers the following support groups for any military family in the Exceptional Family Member Program: Schofield Barracks Down Syndrom Group meets 1st Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Schofield Main Post Chapel; Scofield Barracks Autism Group meets the 2nd Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m at the Schofield ACS bldg.; SHARE (Sharing Hints, Accomplishments, Resources and Encouragement) Group meets the 4th Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Schofield Kalakaua Park.
Autism/PDD Family Support Group, Maui
Meets every month(except November and December) on the 2nd Saturday from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Cameron Center, Conference Room #1, 95 Mahalani St., Kahalui. Open to direct care providers and families of children with autism spectrum disorders, pervasive developmental disorders and other neuro-developmental disorders.
Kauai Parent Support Group
Provides support & education to parents to enable them to be effective partners in the IEP process. Meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Lihue Public Library.
SELF HELP GROUP FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Self-Advocacy Advisory Council (SAAC)
A network of individuals with intellectual disabilities aimed at leadership development, advocacy, education and training, and becoming partners in planning, developing and implementing policies and programs for person with developmental disabilities.
Offers a variety of support groups on different days and at different locations for adults with depression, schizophrenia, anxiety and other categories of mental illness. Also offers BRIDGES Education class, a "warmline" peer mentoring, a newsletter, recreational activities and help finding employment.