for Families of Children with Disabilities actively collaborates
with a variety of government agencies, nonprofit, and service providers
to help develop more coordinated, family-friendly services.
Our partnerships include:
Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC): The purpose of the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC) is to advocate for effective Special Education programs and services, and advise the Board of Education on priorities in the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). The State Education Code mandates that each SELPA have a CAC and that a majority of CAC members be parents. For more information please visit the CAC website.
Community Alliance for Special Education (CASE): The Community Alliance for Special Education (CASE) was formed in 1979 to protect the lawful educational rights of children with disabilities by fostering the fair and just implementation of IDEA and state special education law. A collaboration with the Department of Human Services, the Children's
Council, Wu Yee Children's Services and Support for Families to
increase access to appropriate inclusive childcare for children
with disabilities whose parents are making transition from welfare
to work. For more information, visit the CASE website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Voices of California: is a Family-to-Family Health Information Center
and operates under the auspices of the grant #H84MC07943 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs).
Family Voices of California (FVCA) is a statewide collaborative of locally-based parent run centers working to ensure quality health care for children and youth with special health care needs.
FVCA builds the capacity of parent centers throughout California to provide families with the information and support they need to make informed decisions about the health care of their children. FVCA provides information and a forum for parent centers and families to advocate for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships between professionals and families, and serves as a vital resource on health care. For more information visit their website at www.familyvoicesofca.org or email email@example.com.
Help Me Grow (formerly High Risk Infant Interagency Council): High Risk Infant Interagency Council (HRIIC) has a new name and look. Support for Families, a Help Me Grow Affiliate is supported by First 5 San Francisco, and still has all the same services as HRIIC. In keeping up with the National momentum built around Help Me Grow, HRIIC has adopted the Help Me Grow model and components.
Help Me Grow helps families and providers connect to the resources and referrals a child may need. Friendly, knowledgeable and multi-lingual staff at Support for Families’ phoneline will help decide which programs are right for your child and family. More Information
Improving Transition Outcomes Project Interagency Council (ITOP) Council:The ITOP Interagency Council seeks to build a strong professional collaboration that includes the school district, public agencies, non-profit agencies, families, youth and employers. One official representative from each organization working with this population is needed to participate in the ITOP Interagency Collaboration. An ITOP Community Planning Meeting and Improving Transition Outcomes Conference have taken place with more than 200 individuals and 50 organizations and programs participating. For more information
visit their website at www.itopsf.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Francisco Inclusion Networks: San Francisco Inclusion Networks provides professional development that supports the inclusion of young children with disabilities and their families in San Francisco’s early care and education programs. For more information visit sfinclusion.org or call 415.282.7494 ext122.
Needs Inclusion Project:
The DCYF Special Needs Inclusion Project: SNIP provides FREE specialized staff training, information, support, and on-site technical assistance to community based programs that receive funding from the San Francisco Department of Children Youth & Their Families (DCYF). SNIP, governed by an interagency council, provides a sustainable foundation of collaboration and problem solving that will enable San Francisco's DCYF partners to better serve all children and youth. For more information, visit the SNIP website or email the SNIP Coordinator .