Pathways to productivity: Programs help people with special needs thrive after high school
By KELSEY WALLING Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 12:05 a.m.
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Mariah Cochran points to pineapple plants that the Hilo High special education class has grown.
Kawika Victorino shreds newspaper for the recycling program at Hilo High last month. The special education class is in charge of the school's recycling program.
From left, Kaylee Nerverza, Kawika Victorino, Mariah Cochran, Lanice Mejia Kaua and Jo Ann Nishimoto look over seedlings last month that are growing in a greenhouse at Hilo High. Students in special education can work in the greenhouse to learn how to grow and take care of plants.
Editor’s note: This is the second story in a two-part series about the challenges people with special needs have getting help in Hawaii County.