Upcoming Eventsat Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
- Parent/Professional Workshops
- Support Groups
- Family 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.
IEP Cantonese (個別化教育計劃（IEP）諮詢會)
May 5th; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
June 2nd; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
May 12th; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
June 9th; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
IEP Spanish (Clínica Programa de Educación Individualizada (IEP) - Español)
May 19th; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
June 16th; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Transition to Adulthood
May 26th; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
June 23rd; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
iPads for Communication English
May 5th; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
May 21st; 1:00pm - 3:00pm
June 2nd; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
June 18th; 1:00pm - 3:00pm
iPads for Communication Spanish
May 4th; 10:00am - 12:00pm
May 18th; 5:30am - 7:30pm
June 1st; 10:00am - 12:00pm
iPads for Communication Cantonese
May 28th; 9:00am - 11:00am
June 18th; 9:00am - 11:00am
Parent / Professional Workshops (PPW)
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.
"Using Special Needs Trusts as an Advocacy Tool" and "The ABLE ACT: Where do we go from here?"
Saturday, May 14, 2016; 9:00am - 12:30pm
This 2 part presentation will first start with a session that will discuss developing a Special Needs Trust that will not only provide for long term care for a person with a disability, but also focus on maximizing quality of life. You will learn what to do to prepare for writing a Special Needs Trust. We will also go through a simple 4-step process that will ensure you have a document that will address all the issues and decisions that must be made in providing for your loved one with a disability. After a short break, the presenter will switch gears and provide an additional\ session on the ABLE Act. This session will discuss the recently passed ABLE Act legislation in California and how it can be used to help people with disabilities have more financial options and more control over their lives. Through case study illustrations, participants will learn exactly what is involved with an ABLE account and walk away with an in depth knowledge that will help them determine whether it is the right tool for their needs.
Presenter: Stephen W. Dale, principal attorney at the Dale Law Firm
Disaster Preparedness Series
311 Appls and Info Integration
Sunday, May 15th, 2016; 1:30pm - 3:00pm
This series of five Disaster Preparedness Workshops presented by UCSF Students and the SF Department of Public Health. Come learn important skills that are often overlooked until they are needed the most. Childcare is available for those who pre-register, and families will go home with supplies necessary for disaster preparedness. Please spread the word to families you work with who may be interested in this event.
Presenters: UCSF graduate students in conjunction with SF Dept. of Public Health
Oral Health for Special Health Care Needs
Thursday, May 19th; 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Healthy mouth and teeth are an important part of overall health. Learn how to teach your child proper oral hygiene that can help them develop lifelong habits. This workshop will cover the importance of dental health, oral hygiene tips, and finding a dental provider that suits your needs
Presenter: Irene Louie, second year dental student at UCSF School of Dentistry, co-outreach coordinator for Developmental Disabilities in Pediatric Dentistry at UCSF
Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy
Thursday, June 30th, 2016; 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy is a training that helps parents build their advocacy skills to support their children in a non-adversarial manner. We discuss the importance of building communication with professionals and being able problem solve in a variety of situations. The workshop will also cover letter writing tips, email tips, documentation strategies as well as some pointers for in person communication.
- 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
One Saturday of the month.
Saturday, May 21st; 11:30am - 12:20pm
Saturday, June 18th; 11:30am - 12:20pm
- Autism Support Group
Fourth Tuesday of the month.
Tuesday, May 24th; 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Tuesday, June 28th; 6:30pm - 8:15pm
- Cantonese Speaking Parent Support Group
Second Saturday of the month.
Saturday, May 14th; 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday, June 11th; 1:00pm - 3:00pm
- Chinatown Child Development Center (CCDC) Group
Third Monday of the month.
Monday, May 16th; 9:30am - 12:00pm
Monday, June 20th; 9:30am - 12:00p
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.
Tuesday, May 3rd; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 7th; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Prader Willi Support Group
Quarterly on Saturdays. Call 415-920-5040 for more information.
- Sibling Support Group
Third Saturday of the month.
Saturday, May 21st; 10:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday, June 18th; 10:00am - 1:00pm
- Spanish Autism Parent Support Group
Third Tuesday of the month.
Tuesday, May 17th; 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Tuesday, June 21st; 6:30pm - 8:15pm
- Spanish Down Syndrome Support Group
First Tuesday of the month.
Tuesday, May 3rd; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 7th; 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Spanish Speaking Parent Support Group
Second Wednesday of the month.
Wednesday, May 11th; 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 8th; 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
Tuesday, May 3rd; 6:45pm-8:30pm
Tuesday, May 17th; 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
Family Special Events and More
Saturday, May 7th; 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Golden Gate Park Music Concourse
Save the date for our annual festival of arts and leisure.
Explore arts, music, sports, live entertainment, and other fun activities!
All activities are accessible!
Click here to register!
or call 415-920-5040
Friday, May 20th, 2016; 5:30pm - Minions
Come watch a family friendly movie, munch on yummy snacks, and enjoy the playroom in a low-key, inclusive environment. Movie Nights are held monthly on Fridays in the Winter/Spring. FREE.
Please call 415-920-5040 to register.
Play - Learn - Connect!: A playgroup for caregivers and their babies/toddlers 0-3
Mondays; 10:30am - 12:00noon
5-week group: 4/25; 5/2; 5/9; 5/16; 5/23
This group will give parents/caregivers an opportunity to step out of busy daily routines,
to play and learn with their children ages 0 to 3. It is an opportunity for you to meet with other families, to explore and discuss what our children tell us through play. We will watch together, be curious together, and we will learn about areas of children's social/emotional development and consider possible meanings of behavior. Every child is different! Caregivers and their typically
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.