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12.5. Additional Programs or Resources

Accessible Kauai
Accessible Kauai was started in an effort to make your trip to Kauai a little more enjoyable if you are a disabled or wheelchair traveler. One of the things that makes Kauai so special is the lack of big city features but that also brings some accessibility issues. There are some spots where the sidewalk just ends or there is no sidewalk at all or maybe this business is not quite up to ADA standards yet. Those are some things to consider when coming to more rural Kauai but if you can deal with that then there are a lot of great things to enjoy here.

Phone: (888) 477-2669
AlohaMeds is a program that connects qualified, low-income people with discount prescription drugs, direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii
Phone: (808) 532-7110
Phone: (800) 645-3007
Contact: Toll-free Neighbor Islands
Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii (ATRC), is a statewide, non-profit committed to ensuring access to assistive technology (AT) for persons with disabilities.

Center on Disability Studies
Phone: (808) 956-9199
The mission of the CDS is to support the quality of life, community inclusion, and self-determination of all persons with disabilities and their families.

Honolulu Therapeutic Recreation Unit
Phone: (808) 692-5750
The mission of the Therapeutic Recreation Unit is to provide support to the Department of Parks and Recreation and to assist persons with disabilities to access parks and leisure activities.

Kauai Ocean Recreation Experience, or KORE, is designed to help both Kauai residents and their families who are physically challenged and/or have special needs, to get back into the ocean with the assistance of trained professionals.

Special Parent Information Network
Phone: (808) 586-8126
The Special Parent Information Network (SPIN) is a parent to parent organization in Hawaii that provides information, support and referral to parents of children and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who serve them.

Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii
Phone: (808) 262-1900
Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii is a nonprofit 501 C(3) organization which provides recreational horseback riding and pony cart driving for handicapped children and adults.

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