"My approach to intervention is rooted in respect for child development and focuses on making the mundane meaningful, looking at daily interactions as opportunities for learning and growth while respecting the uniqueness of the individual and family. It’s about setting high expectations for long term quality of life and relationships for individuals on the spectrum and implementing a specific and doable plan to get there one step at a time.”
– Lauren Wilson, LCSW, RDI® Program Certified Consultant

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Disability resource/job fair part of Feb. 7 event

Thu, February 7, 2013 @ 3:30PM

The fifth annual BIG MAC Event, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Feb 7 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku, is designed to assist people with disabilities and their caregivers in planning for life after high school.

The event will feature a disability resource/job fair from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. There will be exhibits from more than 27 Maui-based agencies including Social Security, voter registration, The Maui Bus, Easter Seals, ARC of Maui and Legal Aid.

Pattie Hackett-Hunter will be the featured speaker from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Hackett-Hunter has been at the forefront nationally for promoting inclusive employment opportunities for people with a disability or chronic illness in addition to family-centered care and innovative problem solving.

The fifth annual BIG MAC Event is sponsored by the Maui Community Children's Council Office, Hilopa'a Family to Family Health Information Center, the Department of Education Maui District Special Education and the Hawaii State Developmental Disabilities Council.

People requiring access accommodations may call the Maui Developmental Disabilities Council office at 984-8218 by Feb. 2. Requests for access accommodations received after the deadline may not assure that accommodation request will be met.

To learn more about this event, contact Mary Matsukawa at 984-8218 or send email to mary.matsukawa@doh.hawaii.gov.

The Velma McWayne Santos Community Center is located at 395 Waena Place.

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