Hawaii Department of Education
Curriculum and Instruction Branch
475 22nd Avenue, Room 115
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
The Hawaii Department of Education is the 9th largest school district in the country and was established more than 160 years ago. It is the oldest public school system west of the Mississippi River. There are a total of 288 schools in the district which include: 256 regular, 2 special, 30 charter and 11 adult education schools on seven islands.
Special Education Information
Special Education is specifically designed to meet the learning needs of students who require individualized education programs. Services could include the following: speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, etc… The services can be given in a number of settings, which is based on the student’s needs.
Operation Search: Is a program designed by the Hawaii Department of Education to identify children who may need services but who are not receiving them yet. Any child who lives in Hawaii and are between 3 and 20 years of age, may receive services if found eligible.
Infants and toddlers between the ages of birth and two years of age should contact the Hawaii Keiki Information Service System (H-KISS) at (808) 594-0066.
For those over the age of 20, please contact the Hawaii State Department of Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind at (808) 586-5268. You can also contact the Hawaii State Department of Health, Case Management and Information Services Branch at (808) 733-9172.
If parents disagree with their child’s IEP, placement or FAPE you can contact the following offices:
- Statewide 733-4400
- Honolulu 733-4977
- Central 622-6425, -6432
- Leeward 675-0335, -0384
- Windward 233-5710, -5717
- East HI 974-4535
- North HI 775-8895
- South HI 982-4252
- West HI 323-0015
- Maui 873-3520
- Molokai 553-1723
- Lanai 565-7900
- Kauai 274-3504
Special Parent Information Network (SPIN)
SPIN is a parent organization that provides information, support and referral to parents and young adults with disabilities to professionals who can help them. They try to help parents who have children with disabilities by keeping them informed with the latest information. They are sponsored by the Disability and Communication Access Board and the Department of Education.
Special Parent Information Network
919 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 101
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
If you are calling from a Neighbor Island, you can contact them by calling your island number followed by their extension number:
- Kauai 274-3141 ext. 6-8126
- Hawaii 974-4000 ext. 6-8126
- Maui 984-2400 ext. 6-8126
- Molokai and Lanai 1-800-468-4644 ext. 6-8126
- (808) 586-8129 fax
- Email SPIN
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