Upcoming Eventsat Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
- Parent/Professional Workshops
- Support Groups
- Special Events
- Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC)
- Events by Other Organizations
- Opportunities for Input
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CLINICS are small group trainings designed to accommodate individualized questions and are repeated monthly. All clinics occur from 4-6pm at Support for Families, unless otherwise noted.
Clinics are FREE. Childcare and interpretation (Spanish, Cantonese) services are available for most workshops, but ONLY with pre-registration. Register by calling 415-920-5040 or emailing email@example.com with your contact information.
IEP Clinic Description: Learn about Special Education law, the IEP process, what to do when things aren't working, and how to become a more active and effective team member. Bring your questions and real life issues! Chinese: 1st Thursday; English: 2nd Thursday; Spanish: 3rd Thursday.
Transition to Adulthood Clinic Description: Successfully navigate the transition from school to adulthood. Learn how to navigate special education transition services and how to effectively participate in the development of your child's transition plan. Appropriate for parents of children 12+. 4th Thursday of the month.
iPads for Communication Clinic Description:
Offered in English, Spanish, and Cantonese. Learn about using the iPad as an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. iPad operation and features will be covered, as well as communication apps and how AAC devices and services fit into the IEP process. Afterward, you may be able to borrow an iPad from our lending library. Chinese: Saturday; English: Saturday; Spanish: 3rd Wednesday.
THERE ARE NO CLINICS DURING THE MONTH OF JULY - CHECK OUR FALL DATES BELOW!
IEP Cantonese (個別化教育計劃（IEP）諮詢會)
September 1st; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
October 6th; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
November 3rd; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
December 1st; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
September 8th; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
October 13th; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
November 10th; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
December 8th; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
IEP Spanish (Clínica Programa de Educación Individualizada (IEP) - Español)
September 15th; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
October 20th; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
November 17h; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
December 15th; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Transition to Adulthood
September 22nd; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
October 27th; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
November & December sessions are CANCELLED - Check back in January!
iPads for Communication Clinics are taking a Winter hiatus. Check back in January!
PARENT/PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS are larger group trainings that provide an opportunity for parents and professionals to network, share concerns and ideas, and learn about valuable information & resources.
PPWs are FREE. Childcare and interpretation (Spanish, Cantonese) services are available for most workshops, but ONLY with pre-registration. Register by calling 415-920-5040 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information.
IHSS : Recursos y Reglas Sobre las Horas Extras
IHSS Appeals & Changes to Overtime Policies - Spanish
NUEVA FECHA: jueves, 10 de noviembre
En esta presentacion usted aprendera como solicitar una audiencia por denegacion de los servicios de IHSS o reduccion de las horas de servicio. Hablaremos sobre las etapas de este proceso de apelación, como prepararse y consejos para la audiencia. Tambien podra aprender acerca de los recientes cambios en las reglas sobre las horas extras para los trabajadores de IHSS.
In this training you will learn about requesting a hearing for a denial of IHSS services or reduction of service hours. We will discuss the stages of this appeal process, how to prepare and tips for the hearing. You will also learn about the recent changes in overtime policies for IHSS workers.
Presentado por/Presenter: Pilar Gonzalez
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Keeping The Lanterman Promise: How to Make the Individual Program Plan (IPP/IFSP) Work for You
Saturday, November 12th; 8:30pm - 12:30pm
The Lanterman Act is a promise the state made to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in 1969 to build "Lives with Value". This presentation explores some of the unique features of The Lanterman Act and how we can use it for our family members' benefit by better understanding our IPP/IFSP rights, responsibilities and entitlements. Experience a step-by-step journey of the process and procedures and learn how you can make the law work for you.
Presenter: Pat & Time Hornbecker
- Conversation Club for AAC Users
Every Monday of the month
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Noe Valley Public Library Meeting Room, 451 Jersey St, SF
- Young AAC Kids Conversation Club
2nd Wednesday of the month; 3:30pm - 4:30pm
- Transition AAC Group
Every Monday; 3:00pm - 4:30pm
- Autism Support Group
Fourth Tuesday of the month; 6:30pm - 8:15pm
- Cantonese Speaking Parent Support Group
Second Saturday of the month; 1:00pm - 3:00pm
- Chinatown Child Development Center (CCDC) Group
Third Monday of the month; 9:30am -12:00pm
Location: Chinatown Child Development Center, San Francisco
- Living with Loss: Loss, Hope and Healing
A group for parents and caretakers of medically fragile children and children facing life threatening illness. Contact email@example.com or 415-920-5040 for more information.
- Parents of Transition Age Youth
First Tuesday of the month; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Prader Willi Support Group
Quarterly on Saturdays. Call 415-920-5040 for more information.
- Sibling Support Group
Quarterly on Saturdays
January 21st; 10:00am - 1:00pm
April 25th; 10:00am - 1:00pm
- Spanish Autism Parent Support Group
Third Tuesday of the month; 6:30pm - 8:15pm
- Spanish Down Syndrome Support Group
First Tuesday of the month; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Spanish Speaking Parent Support Group
Second Wednesday of the month; 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Tuesday Night Support Group
Beginning May 3rd, Tuesday Night Support Group will meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month; 6:45pm - 8:30pm
For Parents of Infants & Young Children with special health care needs and/or developmental disorders. Bi-weekly meetings provide a means for parents to benefit from one another’s experience and exchange valuable information.
- UCSF Inpatient Parent Support Group
Special Events and More
Family Access Day at the Contemporary Jewish Museum
Sunday, December 11th
10am - 12pm
Hoiday Ice Skating Party
at Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center
Saturday, December 17th; 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration opens online and via phone on
Wednesday, November 16th
Build, Learn, Thrive!
Free One-Day Workshop
Mind-Body and Resilience Group Visit for Teens with Chronic Illness: Communitas
We Gotta Dance! Dances for People with Disabilities
SFUSD Inclusive Schools Week Celebration!
San Francisco Unified School District
Board of Education Meeting
Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. All Regular and Committee meetings are open to the public.
Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room
555 Franklin Street, First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Webcast - You can view a live Board Meeting webcast online . (Note, this is only available during the meeting. You can view past meetings below.)
Children supervised by an adult, are welcome to attend meetings of the Board of Education.
Daniel Fenton, PhD clinical psychology candidate, wrote a handbook for Spanish speaking parents to maximize and enjoy their free time as much as possible in the form of Respite Care. Mr. Fenton is looking for Spanish Speaking families to take home a handbook and give him their feedback after looking it over. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Arts and Disability Center warmly invite you to be part of the Careers in the Arts Online Dialogue. Please join this online conversation and share your ideas on the how to increase career preparation and employment of people with disabilities in the arts.
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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 email@example.com.