Inclusion First: Forum set for developmentally disabled advocacy in West Hawaii

  • Sanoe Wong, right, Isaiah Wong and Robbie Sanoria gather for the pule at the 2017 Inclusion First West Hawaii Island Disability Legislative Forum at Old Airport Makaeo Pavilion. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Heidi Hargett presents John Perillo, Kona Safeway manager, with the 2017 Inclusion First West Hawaii Island Disability Legislative Forum Outstanding Advocate Award at Old Airport Makaeo Pavilion. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file)

KAILUA-KONA — West Hawaii’s developmentally disabled population is largely misunderstood, from the services its members require to the value they can offer the community once their needs are adequately addressed.