Hawai‘i and Pacific Deaf-Blind Project

General Information

Hawai‘i and Pacific Deaf-Blind Project
Pacific Outreach Initiative
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
1410 Lower Campus Road 171F
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 953 0981
https://www.pdb.hawaii.edu/

Brief Description

The Hawai‘i & Pacific Deaf-Blind Project provides technical assistance to children and youth who are deaf-blind, birth through 21 years of age, and to their families and service providers here in Hawai‘i and outlying Pacific Island nations/jurisdictions of American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, and Yap), Guam, Republic of Palau and Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Staff

Melanie Lee, Project Director/Education Specialist, mellanie@hawaii.edu

Services Offered

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides technical assistance to children and youth who are deaf-blind, birth through 21 years of age, and to their families and service providers. Technical assistance may include:
      • in-home consultation
      • school consultation
      • family support
      • networking
      • in-services
      • bi-annual statewide trainings
      • referrals to other agencies
      • resources

  • Information and Referral
    • Offers information and referral services for families.