The Malama Pono Autism Center was founded with the desire to support families in Hawaii who have been impacted by autism. We utilize research proven, evidence-based practices which insures your child receives the very best care. Through building resources internally and with community partners the Malama Pono Autism Center is able to offer access to a full suite of services for you and your family.
Home and Clinic-Based Services
Not all children with autism are the same and not all treatment options work with all children. This is why Malama Pono built a clinic-based treatment facility to partner with its home-based services programming. A core symptom of autism is difficulties in social functioning and addressing these issues happens best in social settings with other children. Malama Pono has social skills groups, group outings, and small group treatment interventions that allow each child to develop the ability to interact and successfully relate to other peers.
Our guiding principle is that we would treat every family we work with as our own. Raising a healthy family can be difficult and when touched with a child with special needs it's all the more challenging. With care and true empathy we listen, support, and guide families towards the very best care for their children.
One of the first questions we often get is"Now what?" We understand that finding the very best treatment for your child is important and knowing what that is can be challenging. At Malama Pono Autism Center we have Family Coordinators whose job is to meet with families, answer questions, share treatment options, and help connect families with the right care. In addition Family Coordinators help families access assessments and diagnostics, complete appropriate paperwork, and access funding for treatment.
Malama Pono is proud to offer a wide range of services including ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis), Speech and Language Therapies, Feeding and Occupational Support, Social Skills Interventions, Parent Support and Education, and Psychological Assessment and Intervention.