Therapeutic Living Program
The Marcus House Program was established in November of 2007 in
Honolulu and relocated to its current location in Waiahole, Kaneohe,
Hawaii in July of 2009.
Marcus House is a unique therapeutic living program, located on a
beautiful property in Waiahole, directly across from the famous
Patricia J. Dukes, Executive Director of Loveland Academy, originally
established the program for the use of one student at the Academy,
but has since changed the facility location to accommodate more
students and their full-time therapeutic aides and caretakers.
Marcus House focuses on the needs of youth and young adults with
Autism and related developmental disorders. The residence in
Waiahole provides a safe and comfortable environment for students
who need 24-hour care in and out-of-home placement. Students are
under the close care and supervision of therapeutic aides who foster
a family style environment while teaching life skills that help students
become more independent in the future.
Residents have access to a number of services, provided by staff
members who specialize in occupational, mental health and speech
Residents will participate in numerous activities outside the facility,
which may include community outings to beaches, hiking trails,
restaurants, movies, and shopping centers. The program will
emphasize living and working "green", as students learn agricultural
skills while caring for their environment.
Questions and Answers:
Q: What is the age criterion?
A: 11 - 23 years old
Q: What type of students are accepted?
A: Marcus House will consider the applications of students, in need of
24-hour care and an out-of-home placement who have current DOE
IEPs with eligibility under the category of Autism.
Q: Who will take care of these young adults?
A: Marcus House employees the best and brightest staff members
who have been specifically trained to work with the ASD
population. Students will be under the constant care and supervision
of their designated therapeutic aides, Additionally, staff members who
specialize in speech, mental health, and occupational therapy will
work with each child on a weekly basis.
Q: Will they have any fun?
A: Yes! Students will have the opportunity to participate in many
outdoor activities in the community, including trips to the beach,
movies, etc. Additionally, students will have leisure time to spend on
preferred activities such as playing computer games or making music.
24 hour care
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Living Room and Dining Room