Disabilities Not a Barrier to Public Office – Guest Blog Post by Ed Carter

Disabilities Not A Barrier To Public Office By Ed Carter   There are more than 151,000 elected offices available in the United States at a time. While you might not be qualified for all of them, as a person with a disability, you may be able to use at least one of them to advocate for … [Read more...]

JOB POSTING: Oahu IL Specialist

Independent Living Specialist:   Job Description: We are now hiring on the island of Oahu for a part-time (25 hours/week) Independent Living Specialist. We are seeking a self-motivated, independent, “go-getter” with a heart for serving people with disabilities. Primary responsibilities … [Read more...]

What Would You Do? – Blog Post by Karin Riedel

What Would You Do? By Karin Riedel, Hilo IL Specialist July 6, 2021     Our June InterIsland Zoom group was all about what we would do in a natural disaster and how we can best prepare.   We started off with a fun, interactive after-hurricane scenario where we … [Read more...]

What does Independence Mean to You? Guest Blog Post from Soderholm Mobility

What does Independence Mean to You? By: Alan Germain, Mobility Specialist, Soderholm Mobility, Inc. June 30, 2021   Celebrating our nation’s independence day on July 4th can be a meaningful time to reflect on what independence means to us. It was Independence Day, 20 years ago that our … [Read more...]

PRIDE: Recognizing LGBTQ+ and Disability Together

  This year, President Joe Biden released his Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021 to the country. We have and will continue to recognize June as Pride Month, and celebrate our LGBTQ+ community. As President Biden states in his proclamation: “I … [Read more...]


On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at around 4 a.m., unknown and unauthorized individuals broke into the office of non-profit organization Aloha Independent Living Hawaii (AILH) Hilo at 1055 Kino'ole Street and stole over $5,000 worth of technology. The theft included a crucial external hard drive, which … [Read more...]

Earth Day with Inter-Island Group

The InterIsland Group met via Zoom on April 28 to celebrate the Earth! Julie, Lani and David gave tours of their gardens and shared information about the plants that they are growing. Others shared stories of their experiences growing their own plants, vegetables and fruit trees.   Julie … [Read more...]

AILH Statement on Violence and Acts of Hate Against Asian Americans Pacific Islanders

We mourn the loss of the eight victims of the recent Atlanta Asian-American shootings, including six Asian women. Their names are: Hyun J. Grant, Yong A. Yue, Suncha Kim, Soon C. Park, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, and Delaina Ashley Yuan and Paul Andre Michels. We will continue to say their names and … [Read more...]

The Importance of Enforceable Policies

AILH does systems change advocacy for our disability community throughout the State of Hawaii. Systems change advocacy is defined as outreach and educational activities designed to raise awareness of both needs and capabilities of persons with disabilities. You may have seen some of our efforts … [Read more...]


Due to severe weather conditions, our Hilo office location will be closed today.  We will monitor the situation to determine if we will resume normal business hours tomorrow. … [Read more...]

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