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Project Overview

The Postsecondary Support Project offers on-going coaching support to students with significant support needs at Kapiolani, Honolulu, Leeward, Windward, and Hawai‘i Community Colleges and UH Maui College. Our goal is to create inclusive postsecondary education opportunities for students with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities at each UH System Community College Campus. We are a twice funded TPSID (Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities) Grantee and also receive support from The Hawai‘i Developmental Disabilities Division and the Hawai‘i Division of  Vocational Rehabilitation. Students receive educational coaching that prepares them to navigate the UH System, develop good academic skills, stay on track with their students, improve their “soft-skills,” and prepares students to learn about self determination and develop or improve their visions for their futures. 

In addition to coaching and transition support, the PSP offers a 4-day/3-night  postsecondary education residential training experience each summer on campus at UH Mānoa. The camp offers a focused hands-on educational self-determination curriculum for students on-campus in college classrooms with lessons delivered in a setting and style that mirrors and academic college week.

Project Dates: October 1, 2010 to present

Funded by: US Department of Education; Hawai‘i Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; Hawai‘i Developmental Disabilities Division

Contact Information:

Email: cdspsp@hawaii.edu
Office Phone: (808) 956-0883

Core Team

Eric Folk

Eric Folk

Principal Investigator

Robert Stodden

Robert Stodden

Co-Principal Investigator

Marla Arquero

Marla Arquero

Student Support Specialist

Sean Nagamatsu

Sean Nagamatsu

Education and Data Specialist

Chloe Higa

Chloe Higa

Administrative Assistant

Coaches, Facilitators, and Mentors

Byron Bass

Educational Coach

Sigrid Benitez

Educational Coach

Gabriela Cajandig

Educational Coach

Cerya Cruz

Educational Coach

Natanya Friedheim

Educational Coach

Maika Hanta

Peer Mentor

Maria Houar

Educational Coach

Carol Lee-Arnold

Educational Coach

Zhoydell Magaoay

Educational Coach

Alex Miller

Educational Coach

Karen O'Neill

Educational Coach

Jhoe Rosales

Inclusive Education Facilitator

Edlynne Sanchez

Inclusive Education Facilitator

Hannah Speed

Educational Coach

Tricia Tolentino

Educational Coach

Partners