The mission of K.E.L.I.I. is to help individuals with autism and other special needs to have a higher quality of life, including transitioning out of the Department of Education to adulthood, and teaching independent living.
Currently, K.E.L.I.I. is funding services for individuals with autism and other special needs of all ages which are not covered by all insurance plans. The Keiki Education Living Independent Institute also holds an “Empowering Parents” seminar series in addition to holding regular “Building Families” social events. We support families with autism and other special needs through programs that focus on strengthening marriages, single parents, siblings, teenagers and children, among other groups. We are providing scholarships for evidence-based emerging medical treatments, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, feeding therapy, Interactive Metronome therapy and neurofeedback. We are also busy year-round raising awareness, collaborating, and partnering with various organizations to create a supportive community for special needs individuals. K.E.L.I.I. is seeking financial support to create an independent living facility and programs for these individuals. K.E.L.I.I. believes that together, we can increase the possibility of a successful life for children and adults with autism and other special needs.
Since there is nothing comparable in the entire state of Hawaii, K.E.L.I.I. desires to build a multi-disciplinary center that houses different therapeutic programs and agencies including, but not limited to:
• Adult independent living facility & training
• Brain treatment center
• Occupational therapy
• Physical therapy
• Speech therapy
• Music therapy
• Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy
• Massage therapy
• Neurofeedback therapy
• Medical treatment
• Job skills training
• Job opportunities within the facility
• Advocacy program for education and medical services
• Recreation (farming, aquaponics, farmers market, hair salon, movie theater, fitness facility)
Because medical insurance does not always cover service provisions for certain age groups and medical diagnoses, K.E.L.I.I. intends to give scholarships to partially cover the costs of therapeutic services and medical treatment for these families not covered by insurance. K.E.L.I.I.'s vision is to be that "one-stop-shop" Hawaii desperately needs to provide an integrated system of care for children and adults with genetic and neurodevelopmental disorders.