Dream Imua – Aliyah’s Moana Dream

Aliyah, a young child whose family recently experienced a tragic loss due to the suicide of her father, was the recipient of a special “dream day” aimed at restoring some sense of normalcy to her life while also honoring the deep sense of pride and connection she feels to her Native Hawaiian culture. Aliyah’s “Moana”-themed Dream Day was featured in The Maui News, allowing her story to reach many others. This news then inspired the members of the Lahaina Rotary Club to initiate their own significant fundraising efforts to directly support Aliyah’s family.  

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Father of AHHHS – Screen Time vs Face Time

When our son Tino arrived, we did incredibly well at not exposing him to “screen time” and electronics. The first year was a natural breeze, year two pretty easy, he didn’t know about it and was fully occupied just being a growing, playing toddler. At age three we introduced things like Sesame Street and the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  At that time he was verbal and so this did really inspire his vocabulary even more. We even introduced ABC.com for some additional interactive learning.   At age four we found he greatly enjoyed going to the movie theater and watching feature…

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Camp Imua – The Happiest Place on Maui

Since 1976, Camp Imua has helped children with special needs to experience an overnight camp experience.  With support of many local businesses, organizations and individuals and with the help of volunteer caregivers, campers enjoy a number of fun activities that make it the Happiest Place on Maui!      

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Father of AHHHS – An Ode to Teachers

Today was the last Parent-Teacher conference we would have at our son’s preschool as he finishes up his three years in preschool, ready to move on to Kindergarten. As we sat down with the teacher she opened up his portfolio, which began in August of 2014, when he was then three years old. At first glance I was suddenly flooded with memories of bringing him to preschool for the first time. I remember the agony that went into our decision making around which preschool he would attend and comparing the few options that were available to us at the time….

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Clear Skies for the 6th Annual BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua, A Benefit for Camp Imua

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Saturday, May 6, 2017 Media Contact: Jim Therrian jtherrian@imuafamilyservices.org 808-214-4386 www.paddleimua.com       Kahului, MAUI Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Blue skies smiled on the Sixth Annual BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua (BPI), with 210 athletes showing up to support Maui’s kieki with special needs. BPI is the fastest growing multiple discipline ocean paddle “fun race,” open to men and women of all ages.   Categories include Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP), Outrigger Canoe (OC1, OC2 & OC6), Prone Paddleboard (paddling on knees or lying down) and Surf Ski (narrow lightweight kayak). In addition, experimental Hydrofoil SUP and Laser Sailboats were added to…

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Imua Family Services Voted Best Places to Work again in 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jim Therrian jtherrian@imuafamilyservices.org 808-244-7467 Imua Family Services Voted Best Places to Work again in 2017 Kahului, HI, Thursday, March 30, 2017   Hawaii Business Magazine has named Imua Family Services one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Hawaii for the sixth consecutive year.  The list of “Best Places to Work” is published annually by Hawaii Business Magazine. As in previous years, the data from Imua Family Services employees was gathered and analyzed by the Best Companies Group – an independent research organization which conducts similar research in states throughout the nation. Imua Family…

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Imua Family Services Celebrating 70 Years

Since 1947, Imua Family Services has been empowering children and their families to reach their full potential.  Our programs and staff assist children and their families overcome developmental learning challenges in their most critical formative years using play-based instruction designed to help them “Play it Forward.”  

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The 6th Annual BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua adds Hydrofoil and Laser Sailboat to Race

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           Media Contact: Kandice Johns, Director of Advancement kjohns@imuafamilyservices.org 808-281-7016   The 6th Annual Bluesmiths Paddle Imua adds Hydrofoil SUP and Laser Sailboat to Race    Kahului, MAUI Friday, March 24, 2017 – Imua Family Services and Title Sponsor BLUESMITHS Crafted Waterwear are proud to announce the 6th Annual BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Paddle Imua is a multi-discipline paddling race that brings together hundreds of ocean athletes from around the world to raise funds for Imua Family Services’ Camp Imua,  a week-long recreational program for children with developmental challenges or disabilities.  This year’s Paddle…

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Imua Family Services on Living808 – Parent Coaching

Imua Family Services’ staff works closely with families to help them to help their children “Play it Forward.”  With a staff of 55 professionals consisting of Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist, Speech Language Pathologists, Special and General Education and Family Trainers, Imua Family Services supports families and their children to move forward.  If you have concerns about your child’s development, contact us today for a free consultation.  

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