Imua Family Services celebrates 70 years of empowering keiki 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 move forward. Imua owes it success to a caring and generous community who has supported the Imua mission for 70 years!
It’s been a rough couple of weeks on the global front, and to say Houston “we have a problem,” would be an understatement. Floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, monsoons, typhoons and torrential rains are in our news feeds every day. The floods in Southeast Asia have killed thousands with millions being forced from their homes. In India over 30 million people have been flooded out of their homes. These global disasters could happen anywhere and as they say, “by the grace of God,” we are spared, at least for the time being. Living on an island in the middle of the Pacific,…
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.
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…
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!
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!
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….
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.”
In celebration of 70 years of service to the keiki of Maui County, we celebrate the staff that makes it all possible. Mahalo to the caring people who make up the Imua Staff!
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.