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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.

SFUSD Town Hall Meeting: Initial Responses from SFUSD

On June 11, San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) participated in a Town Hall Meeting at Support for Families to engage the community in a discussion regarding Special Education Services at SFUSD. The conversation that night generated many questions, concerns as well as solutions for improving communication and services.

Click here for the document with initial responses to questions raised at the Town Hall Meeting.

We are planning another Town Hall in the fall and look forward to continuing this conversation.

We're Hiring!

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

THANK YOU: Old-Fashioned Spring Picnic

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Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Old-Fashioned Spring Picnic in Golden Gate Park on May 3rd! Families had fun playing on the grass and participating in art, music, sports and other activities.

Click here for photos

Patxi's Pizza Noe Valley Fundraiser

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Wednesday, August 13th; All Day
Patxi's Noe Valley, 4042 24th St., San Francisco 94114

Let's fundraise over pizza, salads, and more!

On August 13th, Patxi's Pizza Noe Valley will donate 10% of the entire day's sales to Support for Families. Please support us by dining at Patxi's or placing a to-go, delivery, or catering order (T: 415-285-2000) on our fundraising day.


SAVE THE DATE: Wine + Design 2014

Wine + Design 2014

Gala & Auction

Friday, October 10, 2014; 6:00pm - 10:00pm
The Galleria at San Francisco Design Center

Wine, Cocktails, Hors d'Oeuvres, Dinner
Awards Ceremony, Auction, Entertainment

Click here to purchase tickets and for more information

Recent Resources and News

Resource: SF Autism Society's comprehensive event calendar

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

2014 Summer Newsletter

2013 Annual Report [pdf]

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

2014 Old-Fashioned Spring Picnic Photos

2014 Information and Resource Conference (IRC) Photos

2013 Ice Skating Party Photos

Resource: SFUSD Special Education Assignments and Contacts [pdf] (updated 8/20/13)

Resource: SFUSD 2013-2014 Special Education Supplemental Guide (includes a full list of Special Day Classes for the 2013-2014 year)

Resource from SFSU & Support for Families: Parent Resource Website on Speech and Language Development (in English, Spanish, and Chinese!)

Resource: Bright Futures Family Pocket Guide: Raising Healthy Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 2nd Edition

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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