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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BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua 2017

Highlights from the 2017 BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua Race. This year 210 athletes joined in to raise funds for Camp Imua and made it the most successful event yet!  

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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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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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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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Imua Celebrates 70th Anniversary with Star Powered Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jim Therrian jtherrian@imuafamilyservices.org 808-244-7467 Nationally, April is Autism Awareness Month and also brings attention to The Week of the Young Child.  Locally, Imua Family Services, the Maui based non-profit agency that has been helping island children since 1947, will also mark an important milestone in April. On Saturday, April 8th, Imua Family Services will host its 70th Platinum Jubilee Anniversary at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa in Ka`anapali.  The event will take place in the newly renovated Monarchy Ballroom, one of a few venues large enough to support the incredible black tie ball. Over…

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Father of AHHHS – Keeping the Dream Alive

The Tiananmen Square Massacre, commonly known in China as the June Fourth Incident (六四事件) was a student-led demonstration in Beijing in 1989. More broadly, it refers to the popular national movement inspired by the Beijing protests during that period, sometimes referred to as the ’89 Democracy Movement (八九民运). The protests were forcibly suppressed after the government declared martial law.  On that day, troops with assault rifles and tanks killed at least several hundred demonstrators trying to block the military’s advance towards Tiananmen Square. Estimates of the death toll range from several hundred to thousands of people. Set against a backdrop of rapid…

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Platinum Jubilee Artist Profile – Adrienne Warren

*|MC:SUBJECT|* View this email in your browser Artist Profile Adrienne Warren   Appearing at Imua Family Services’ 70th Anniversary Platinum Jubilee     Born and raised in Virginia, Adrienne Warren began her singing career with the musical performance group, The Dream Engine and then with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  After graduating from Marymount Manhattan College in 2009, she was cast in the City Center Encores! Production of the classic musical, The Wiz.      She then joined the national touring company of Dreamgirls, the rags-to-riches story of an up-and-coming 1960s girl group from Chicago loosely based on the story of the…

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