Education News

SPIN keeps our readers up to date on current news relating to the education of children with disabilities.

LEGISLATION

Check out the 2016 Legislative update

Check out the 2015 Legislative update

If you have information about legislation of importance to families of children with disabilities, please share it with SPIN and we will post it on this web page.

Click here to learn more about the legislative process and how you can get involved

 

Recent Updates

  • 2016 Legislative Session
    Each January through May, SPIN follows the progress of the Hawaii State Legislature to report important legislation and funding to benefit children with disabilities.  In doing so, we hope to encourage families to get involved in the process.  Sometimes a few heart felt testimonies make a difference in whether a …

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  • WestED Legislatative Briefing

  • ABLE Act Passes Congress
    December 19, 2014 was a red letter day for individuals with disabilities and their families. That’s the day that President Obama signed into law the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act.  The ABLE Act provides folks with disabilities the same types of flexible savings tools that all other Americans …

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  • Understanding Medicaid
    Home and Community Services: A Primer People of all ages with disabilities want the same opportunities every American wants: not just to survive, but to thrive. They want to live in their own homes and make decisions about daily activities, so they can go to school, work, church, recreation, and …

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  • Accessing Legislative Information
    The Hawaii State Capitol has a very user-friendly website that contains a huge amount of information, including information on legislators, committees, the legislative process and pending legislation.

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