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Since 1982, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities has offered information, education, and parent-to-parent support free of charge to families and professionals of children with any kind of disability or special health care need in San Francisco.

Support for Families Holiday Hours 12/22 - 1/2

Over the next two weeks, Support for Families will have reduced hours of operation due to the holidays:

  • CLOSED: 12/24 - 12/26, 1/1
  • Open from 9:30am - 4:30pm: 12/22, 12/29, 12/31
  • Open from 12:30pm - 4:30pm: 12/23, 12/30
  • Open from 9:30am - 2:30pm: 1/2

We hope you have a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year! We will be back to normal hours of operation starting January 5th, 2015.

This Holiday Season, Please Donate To Support for Families

cherese and kayla We need you!

It's the holidays again and many special needs kids and their families need your support. 

Kids like Kayla who has cerebral palsy and uses a stroller and wheelchair to get around. Read Kayla's story and how you can help.

This holiday season, please consider donating to Support for Families. Any gift amount will help.

Thank you so much for believing in our work to improve the lives of special needs kids one kid and one family at a time. Donate Today


We're Hiring!

Click here to see our current job opportunities and to learn how to apply.


The 2015 Information and Resource Conference

Saturday, March 21, 2015
8:30am - 3:30pm

parents in IRC workshop

John O'Connell High School, 2355 Folsom St, San Francisco

A FREE conference for families of children with disabilities, concerns, or special health care needs, the professionals who work with them, and members of the community.

Registration opens Monday, February 9, 2015 online and by phone

2015 IRC Flyer (English, Chinese, Spanish) [pdf]

2015 IRC Exhibitor Information and Registration Form [pdf]

2015 IRC Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities [pdf]

Fall 2014 Workshops and Clinics Calendar

Click here to see the full calendar.

parent-teacher communication

Annual Holiday Ice Skating Party! (FULL)

skating figures

Saturday, December 20, 2014; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center

This event is full; call 415-920-5040 to be put on the waitlist.

Flyer (English, Spanish, Cantonese) [pdf]

THANK YOU! Wine + Design 2014

2013 wine and design audience

Wine + Design 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thank you for making the 2014 Wine + Design Gala a success!

Click here for photo links, amount raised, and more.

Recent Resources and News

2014-2015 Winter Newsletter

Medi-Cal autism benefit started September 15, 2014 (Autism Deserves Equal Coverage website)

SFUSD Special Education Content Specialist and Supervisors List, 9/2014 [pdf]

NEW PACKET: Crossing the Bridge: Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool

NEW RESOURCE: Referrals for Assessment Matrix

2014 Family Access Day at the de Young Museum Photos

Disaster Preparedness Resources

SFUSD Town Hall Meeting on June 11: Initial Responses from SFUSD

Resource: SF Autism Society's comprehensive event calendar

Announcement: Staff Title Change from Community Resource Parents to Family Resource Specialists

2013 Annual Report [pdf]

SFCD Information Digests (biweekly list of community events, news, opportunities for input, and resources)

Support for Families strives to present families and professionals with a wide range of views and options in its materials and trainings. The materials and trainings are not necessarily comprehensive, are not meant to be exhaustive, nor are they an endorsement of the author and/or presenter. If you would like to offer feedback or if you know of additional resources, speakers and/or materials that may be helpful, please contact us at

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1663 Mission St., 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

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