Showing posts from August, 2018

CANCELED this Thursday due to Hurricane Lane. Please stay safe everyone!🌀☔⚡


4th Annual East Hawaii Disability Legislative Forum 2018 on September 6th


New ASL Courses in the Fall (Hilo)

The College of Continuing Education & Community Service (CCECS) provides new three American Sign Language courses (3 levels and Practical Conversation) for the fall. One of these courses is also special for keiki ! 
More information?

Visit please; CCESC And For keiki; CCECS

Looking for people who will help my website updates

Hello everyone, the website, bigasland is the only resource for ASL users on the Big Island for many years. I am the blogger and am looking for ASL bloggers for helping update my website. Please contact me for further questions at before October 1 2018. Mahalo ! Thijs van den Berg

Deaf Chat Coffee on September 8th 2018


Big Island Deaf Club on September 8th at Mauna Kea Recreation Area


FEMA Application Deadline for Big Island Families - August 13, 2018

The FEMA deadline for applying for assistance for damage from Kilauea volcano is coming soon...Monday, August 13, 2018. If you have been affected and have not applied for assistance, please go down ASAP to the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility at 15-3022 Kauhale Street in Pahoa.

Resource: Isle Interpret

Emergency Preparedness Round table on August 23 in Hilo (ASL interpreters available)


DHHAB Meeting on August 11th in Honolulu


This meeting is about giving advice and making recommendations to Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) regarding the quality service to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf Blind persons from Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. The meeting is open to the public. We want to hear your concerns or feedback. interpreters and C.A.R.T. will be provided. You are welcome to bring refreshments to the meeting.

Free parking: Please park in the lot

August 11th, 2018:  9 a.m. to Noon
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 
600 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 305, Honolulu, HI 96813
Questions? Please contact by email:

Angie Molina—Chairperson -
Matt Sacco—Vice Chairperson -

Auxiliary Aid or Accommodation request? Please contact by email:
Diane Yamamoto - - at least five (5) working days before meeting.


Mr. Matt Sacco
DHHAB Vice Chairperson

Education for parents and fun for keiki on September 8 in Hilo


Our 2018 Traveling Mini Conference is here! Every fall, LDAH travels across the state to give parents and families a FREE one-day event with parent training, child care, community resource providers, giveaways, and snacks!

Please register for this FREE family event by calling our office at 808-536-9684.

Deaf Chat Coffee on August 11

Come on! Join the fun!
When: August 11th2018

Let’s enjoy our Saturday night. Meet people and drink a cup of coffee.

Where: Starbucks at Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall, Hilo Time: 6 pm - 9 pm (wrong time on website Deaf Chat Coffee)

Hearing people also welcome! Take your family and friends to this unique event, please! Miss this chat? Don’t worried! Deaf Chat Coffee will find on every 2nd Saturday of each month from 6 pm to 9 pm at Starbucks.
Hosted by J. Needham (

Big Island Deaf Club at Hilo Zoo on August 4