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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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The 2015 Information and Resource Conference

Saturday, March 21, 2015
8:30am - 3:30pm

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John O'Connell High School, 2355 Folsom St, San Francisco

A FREE conference for families of children with disabilities, concerns, or special health care needs, the professionals who work with them, and members of the community.

Registration opens Monday, February 9, 2015 online and by phone

2015 IRC Flyer (English, Chinese, Spanish) [pdf]

2015 IRC Exhibitor Information and Registration Form [pdf]

2015 IRC Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities [pdf]

2015 Movie Nights this Winter!

First Movie Night of 2015: FROZEN

Frozen movie poster

Friday, January 30; 5:30pm - 7:30pm

JANUARY THEME: Pajama party. Come dressed in your pajamas!

Families are invited to watch a movie, munch on yummy snacks, and enjoy the playroom here at our main office. Held monthly on Fridays in January to June 2015 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Call 415-920-5040 to register.

Flyer (English, Spanish, Chinese) [pdf]

Winter 2014-2015 Workshops and Clinics Calendar

Upcoming Workshops and Clinics Schedule

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THANK YOU! Annual Holiday Ice Skating Party

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A big thank you to our staff, volunteers, and families for making the Holiday Party another fun-filled evening.

2014 Holiday Ice Skating Party Photos

Recent Resources and News

Seeking New Autism Support Group Facilitator [pdf]

2014-2015 Winter Newsletter

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

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

NEW PACKET: Crossing the Bridge: Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool

NEW RESOURCE: Referrals for Assessment Matrix

2014 Family Access Day at the de Young Museum Photos

Disaster Preparedness Resources

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

Resource: SF Autism Society's comprehensive event calendar

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

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1663 Mission St., 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

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