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Community and University Service

The CDS is committed to developing resources to expand and improve services for persons with disabilities so self-determination will be a realistic option in Hawai‘i, the Pacific Region, and the United States mainland. To achieve this purpose, emphasis is placed on training, consulting, and technical assistance to develop, support, and sustain community-based services. The CDS works closely with other organizations serving persons with disabilities, advocacy groups, and self-advocates within the community to develop grants and other resources to expand opportunities across the life span of people with disabilities. The CDS faculty and staff provide consultation to departments and agencies locally and regionally by serving on national, regional, state and local committees, workgroups and task forces.