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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.

Evening Autism Group

Monthly support group for families of children with Autism.

  • Meets 4th Tuesday evening of the month, 7:00pm - 8:30pm.

Cantonese Speaking Parent Support Group

For Chinese-speaking families of children with special needs.

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

 

Children with Cerebral Palsy Peer Group

A group for children with Cerebral Palsy.
  • Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month, 5:30-6:30pm.
  • Facilitated by Marina Gonzalez & Kris Meadows.

 

Parents of Children with Cerebral Palsy Group

A group for parents/caregivers who have children with Cerebral Palsy (concurrent with Children's Group).
  • Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month, 5:30-6:30pm.
  • Facilitated by Audrey Vernick.

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.

Dads Support Group

A group for dads who want to share experiences and information.
  • Meets the 3rd Tuesday evening of the month, 6:00-7:30pm.
  • Facilitated by Daniel Meisenheimer.

Down Syndrome Support Group

For parents and caregivers of children with Down Syndrome.

  • Meets the 2nd Tuesday evening of the month, 6:30-8:30pm.
  • Facilitated by Judy Silva and Wes Horner.

Living with Loss:  Loss, Hope and Healing

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

Mission Head Start Group

For Spanish-speaking families of children birth to five with special needs.

  • Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m., Sept to May

Parent Toddler Playgroup

A group for parents/caretakers and their children ages 18-42 months with disabilities or special health care needs.
  • Currently on hold. Call the Warmline to find out possible dates for the next session.

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.

 

Preemie Support Group

This is a support group for parents of preemies in all stages of their development. Parents of new preemies, as well as of older children who were preemies, are welcome.
  • Meets 3rd Thursday of the month, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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.

Tube Feeding Support Group

  • Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7pm-8:15pm.
  • Facilitated by Judy Chen.

 

Tuesday Night Group

A 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.

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.