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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.


Announcement: Closed 7/3

Support for Families will be closed on Friday, July 3 in honor of Independence Day. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, July 6. Happy 4th!


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wine + design 2015

Wine + Design 2015
Friday, October 9, 2015; 6pm - 10pm
The Galleria, San Francisco Design Center

a fundraiser benefit for Support for Families

Join us for a great party for a great cause!

Visit the wine + design portal to purchase tickets and for more information


Patxi's Pizza Noe Valley Fundraiser

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WHEN: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - ALL DAY
**Join us for Social Hour from 5:30-7:30pm**

WHERE: Patxi's Pizza Noe Valley
4042 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 285-2000

Let's fundraise over pizza, salads, and more! On August 12th, Patxi's Pizza in Noe Valley will donate 10% of ALL SALES - all day long - to Support for Families. Please support us by dining at Patxi's, or placing a to-go, delivery, or catering order (415-285-2000).

Flyer [pdf]


AT&T AND THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS PRESENT SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES WITH A $10,000 GRANT

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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]


Access to Adventure was a Blast!

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Thank you to our entertainers, exhibitors, volunteers, staff/board, and families for coming out to Access to Adventure on May 2 in Golden Gate Park. It was a blast! Go to our Facebook page for photos.


Recent Resources and News

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

2015 Summer 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)

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

RESOURCE: Referrals for Assessment Matrix

Disaster Preparedness Resources

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

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 info@supportforfamilies.org.


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Independent Charities of America Seal

Support for Families is proud to qualify for this seal awarded by Independent Charities of America to organizations that meet or exceed the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. Fewer than 5% of all U.S. charities meet these standards.