Ohana Days Program Overview
The Ohana Days program is an outreach and education program designed to bring together families and caregivers of children with visual impairments and other disabilities.
An evolution of Makapo’s Get On Board Outreach Program, program events still include paddling for participants, however the paddling portion of the event is billed as “Parent & Me” paddling. Also, a short, informal group discussion occurs before paddling to allow parents to introduce themselves to each other and share information and concerns relative to raising a child with special needs. The discussion details are kept confidential. However, information regarding resources and best practices are collected in order to create a parent resource which will be called the “Makapo Manual”. The Makapo Manual will be used to aid parents in discovering the different resources, navigating the respective application procedures, and optimizing the level of services received through use of proper vocabulary and terminology.
After Parent & Me Paddling, lunch is provided for participants.
The program serves as an introductory step to discovering other Makapo programs as the children get older. Makapo’s Keiki Krew kids team would allow children to paddle more regular, while the recreational and competitive paddling programs would provide their parents and families their own opportunities.
Below is a downloadable, printable copy of our Makapo Ohana Days flyer. Ohana Days are held on the first Saturday of every month from April to September.
Screen reader friendly direct download link: Makapo Ohana Days PDF