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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.

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2015 Wine+Design Gala was a great success!

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Thank you to all our sponsors, donors and guests!  To those that attended, we hope you had a great time at the Support For Families Speakeasy.

Here are some fun photos - more to come!

Photo credit: Cheng Cheng Huang

Here are more photos!

Photo credit: Jessica Hobbs

Join us for our Holiday Ice Skating Party!

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Saturday, December 19, 2015
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center
750 Folsom Street

Come enjoy an evening of ice skating, refreshments, and fun with your family and friends. Come say hi to Santa and pick up a free book! Skates will be provided to each guest and wheelchairs are also welcome on the ice. FREE for families of children with disabilities; suggested donation is $5-10/person. Space is limited and fills up very quickly.

This event is only for families of children with disabilities who have pre-registered for the event.

Registration is FULL. Please call our Warmline at (415) 920-5040 to get on our waitlist. We will contact you the week of Dec. 14th if spaces become available.


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Fall Workshops

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The Power of Communication: Every Child Deserves a Voice, Adventures in American Sign Language, and more

Workshops Calendar


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Five organizations were honored in pre-game ceremony at home plate, dinner with Giants players and coaches

Support for Families has been named a Community All Star, along with 4 other San Francisco nonprofit organizations, by AT&T and the San Francisco Giants! We were presented with a $10,000 grant at a home plate ceremony before the SF Giants vs. San Diego Padres game at AT&T Park on Wednesday 5/6.

The 2015 Community All Stars program celebrates organizations that provide vital programs, resources, services, and support to those in need in our community.

Thank you AT&T and the San Francisco Giants for the tremendous honor and support!

Read the press release [pdf]

Recent Resources and News

Updated Disability Information Packets: ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, and Learning Disabilities

2015 Fall Newsletter

2015 Access to Adventure Photos

2015 Post-IRC Portal

2015 Information & Resource Conference Photos

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

RESOURCE: Referrals for Assessment Matrix

Disaster Preparedness Resources

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

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

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