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Support Groups

sponsored by Support for Families of Children with Disabilities

All support groups are free of charge. Childcare is provided, unless otherwise indicated, and must be reserved in advance. 

If you are interested in participating in any of these groups, call the Warmline at 415-920-5040 or e-mail us for more information.

Pre-registration is required.

Groups for Youth

Conversation Club for AAC Users

  • Meets every Monday from 4:30pm-5:30pm


Young AAC Kids Conversation Club

  • Meets one Saturday of the month.
  • Call 415-920-5040 for information.


Sibling Recreational Group

For 8 - 13 year old brothers and sisters of kids with disabilities or special health care needs.
  • Meets 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00am-1:00p.m.
  • Facilitated by Nora Martin and Adrienne Cane Ilang.

Groups for Parents

Autism Support Group

Monthly support group for families of children with Autism.

  • Meets every 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm -8:30pm
  • Facilitated by Diana Blank, LCSW

Cantonese Speaking Parent Support Group

For Cantonese-speaking families of children with special needs.

  • Meets every 2nd Saturday of the month, 1:00-3:00pm.
  • Facilitated by Mee Kit Yip-Li.

Chinatown Child Development Center

For Chinese-speaking families of children with special needs.

  • Meets Every 3rd Monday of the month, 9:30-12:00pm.
  • Facilitated by Lisa Yee.

Living with Loss:  Loss, Hope and Healing

A group for parents and caretakers of medically fragile children and children facing life threatening illness. Contact or 415-920-5040 for more information.
  • Facilitated by Nancy Iverson, MD.

Parents of Transition Age Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities

Join us for information, resources and support for the issues we and our youth face as they reach adulthood.

  • Meets 1st Tuesday of the month from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Facilitated by Linda Tung.

Prader-Willi Group

For families of children with Prader-Willi Syndrome.
  • Meets quarterly on Saturdays from 10:00am-1:30pm.


Spanish-Speaking Parent Support Group

For Spanish-speaking families of children with special needss.
  • Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month from 10:00am-12:00p.m.
  • Facilitated by JoAnna Van Brusselen.


Spanish Autism Support Group

  • Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30pm-8:15p.m.
  • Facilitated by JoAnna Van Brusselen.


Spanish Down Syndrome Support Group

  • Meets 1st Tuesday of the month from 6:00pm-8:00p.m.



Tube Feeding Support Group

  • Currently on hold
  • Call 415-920-5040 for more information.


Tuesday Night Group

A general group for parents who have children with a disability or special health care needs.

  • Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:45-8:30pm.
  • Facilitated by Nina Boyle.


UCSF Inpatient Parent Support Group

A group for aprents whose children are at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
  • Meets every Thursday from 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Facilitated by Sally McDonald.


Please contact us at 415-920-5040 for information about other support groups being offered or if you are interested in a group on a specific issue.