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Project Dates

2018 – 2024

Funding Source

State of Hawai’i Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD)


Visions is the official training for caregivers created by the State of Hawai’i Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD) and CDS. The Visions Training is for Adult Foster Home Providers and DD Domiciliary Care Providers, as both groups are required to complete a DDD-approved training curriculum. There are nine courses, divided into three sections: (1) Orientation to Working with Participants, (2) Pre-Service Fundamentals, and (3) Service Provision Fundamentals.

Principal Investigator

Lauren Lum Ho, EdD, MSW, is the Interim Director of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) Center on Disability Studies (CDS), a research unit in the College of Education. Lum Ho has a background in social work and obtained a doctorate in education in 2023 from the University of Memphis with a focus on instructional design and technology. Lum Ho works across a variety of projects at CDS as an instructional designer to create effective, meaningful online learning environments in alignment with the course content and target audience. Lum Ho is also the instructor for a foundational course in…


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