|About, Brief History
Community Children's Councils
The Community Children's Councils (CCCs) were created in the Felix Implementation Plan as one of the key partnerships in the development of a full array of services to special needs children and their families. Full participation of families is a high priority for the CCCs. They are led by parent and professional co-chairs and include representation from public and private child serving agencies, private providers and other community members such as recreational services, businesses, churches, and others.
There are 17 CCCs in Hawaii (8 on Oahu, 4 on Maui, 4 on Hawaii Island, 1 on Kauai) who usually meet once a month. Parent support groups, workshops, and informational meetings on pertinent subjects are common activities locally. Conferences and special events are offered throughout the year.