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GOAL: Children with disabilities have the right to freedom from discriminatory arrest, suspension, expulsion from school; individualized educational programs and related services; integration into regular classrooms; and transition planning.

* Current priorities are
Outcome A. Freedom from Abuse and Neglect:
Children with disabilities are not unlawfully disciplined, suspended or expelled from school.
Rights Violations Addressed:
  • Abuse at school
  • Arrest, suspension, or expulsion
Outcome B. Accessible Communities
Schools are accessible to children with disabilities.
Rights Violations Addressed:
  • Accessible schools and school programs
Outcome C. Independence, Productivity, Integration and Inclusion
Children with disabilities are identified, evaluated, and receive a free and appropriate public education and related services.
Rights Violations Addressed:
  • Failure to identify, provide early intervention
  • Failure to evaluate
  • Failure to develop appropriate IEP or 504 plans
  • Failure to provide appropriate and/or integrated placement
  • Failure to provide transition plans
  • Failure to provide related services
  • Failure to provide Assistive Technology
Outcome D. Self Determination
Parents and children make their own choices about placement and services.
Rights Violations Addressed:
  • Decision-making without parent or child involvement or consent


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State of Hawaii Department of Education

Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii (LDAH)
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