|LOVELAND ACADEMY HAWAII
(Autism and Special Needs Service Provider)
Loveland Academy established in 1999 is a privately owned Transdisciplinary Center in Honolulu, Oahu,
Hawaii. Loveland Academy is dedicated to excellence in teaching, and the development and implementation of
clinical and therapeutic methodologies for the diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopment disorders in
children and young adults with autism and special needs.
"Children with learning differences are only handicapped by us - by a system which fails to provide them with
access to an appropriate education that meets their learning needs."
(Dr. Maria Montessori)
Mission. As a service provider in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii for children and young adults with autism, the mission
is to provide an array of state of the art, research based, child and family centered, culturally sensitive
therapeutic and educational services targeting the biological, psychological, educational, social and emotional
needs of children.
Our Philosophy. As a service provider in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii for children and young adults with autism
spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders, our philosophy is to "turn kids onto learning" by
helping them discover, then utilize their strengths and interest, to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to
live as productive, and enjoyable, a life as possible.
The overall goal as a service provider in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii is to integrate the best aspects of education,
with the best practices of therapeutic treatment into a cohesive package for children autism spectrum disorders
and neurodevelopmental disorders who need 1:1 attention in the areas of intensive behavioral teaching,
positive behavior management, direct therapy to increase cognitive, social, emotional, play and communication
The program seeks to support increased global functioning through the development of strong attention skills,
strong social skills, self monitoring, self regulation and coping strategies that allow children to move to less
restrictive environments over time.
"Recent studies now suggest that if intensive behavior modification is started early enough, before age four or
five, perhaps as many as 50 percent of autistic children may be able to improve sufficiently to attend public
schools with normal peers, and to have a reasonably bright outlook for the future."
(Dr. Bernard Rimland)
Loveland Academy is conveniently located in the Makiki area, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, between the University of
Hawaii and downtown Honolulu. The campus is easily accessed by the H-1 Freeway in both directions.
The Facility is housed in two buildings facing a central courtyard. Currently there are 6 classrooms in addition
to rooms dedicated to Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Mental Health Therapy, Art and Music. The
outside play area is set up to maximize social interaction and developmental play skills.
"Our task... is not to fix the blame for the past, but to fix the course for the future."
(John F. Kennedy)