WHAT WE DO...
Through the mission of Keiki Education Living Independent Institute (K.E.L.I.I.), Bridge the Transition Gap Hawaii 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 independent living. On September 5, 2023, Bridge the Transition Gap Hawaii formed a Club House with the following services: Transition Program, Daily Skills Training, Family to Family Mentoring, Family and Consumer Education, Individual and Group Therapy, Teen and Young Adult Programs, School District Collaboration, IEP Assistance, ISP Assistance, Building Families Socials, Community Support, Empowering Parents Seminars, Performing Arts, Arts and Crafts, Music & Movement Classes in conjunction with the services listed below.
A multi-room live-in and day care facility that will provide an integrated system of care comprised of various agencies and service providers to help children and adults with autism and other special needs to have a higher quality of life.
Learn 2 Focus Therapy
Brain-training program that helps children and adults overcome attention, memory and coordination limitations.
Therapeutic Social Groups
These social groups are provided by Hawaii Center for Children and Families and Behavioral Therapeutic Sevices of Hawaii, with three areas of focus: Changing ohana, social skills, and dialectical behavior. Changing ohana focuses on phases of family changes including divorce, marriage, adoption, death, illness, domestic violence and transitions. Social skills includes conversational skills, cooperation, conflict resolution, perspective taking, emotion identification, problem solving and accepting differences. Dialectical behavior and therapy group addresses the desire to change patterns of behavior that are not helpful and includes sibling and parenting groups.
With Dr. Kathryn Taketa-Wong's Comprehensive treatment program which includes a prescribed series of examinations, specialized laboratory tests, regular office visits, metabolic analysis, dietary recommendations, nutritional supplements, and natural and traditional medication.
Free social events with entertainment, snacks, arts and crafts, games and other activities where families with special needs children can socialize and network in supporting one another.
Multidisciplinary Therapy Program
SPROUTS therapy evaluations, integrated listening systems (ILS), community therapy, acupuncture, music therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, feeding therapy.
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Behavior Social Program
Community-based outings, teaching life skills training with skilled and certified behavior workers.