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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.



Registration for our Haunted Aquarium Halloween Party is currently full.


We thank everyone for your understanding and are working to increase our capacity for future events.


Please call 415-920-5040 to be added to the waitlist.


October Workshops at Support for Families:

Call 415-920-5040 or email to register!

Oral Health for Special Health Care Needs
Thursday, October 6; 6:30pm

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.  


Mindfulness Workshop for Parents
Saturday, October 8; 8:30am

Learn ways to decrease your stress in your daily life at home or at work. Tips will be given on how to center oneself in the midst of a hectic day. You will learn specific strategies when you are starting to feel overwhelmed. Tips will be given for individual self care along with ways to bring the family together with YOGA and other mindfulness activities.


Limited Conservatorship of Person Self-Help Workshop; A How-To-Guide About Obtaining the Legal Right to Make Decisions When Your Special Needs Loved One Turns 18
Tuesday, October 25; 6:00pm

This workshop will go over the basic procedures, paperwork, timeline, documents, and information needed to start the limited conservatorship of person process. It will provide you with a check list of documents, provide guidance about what to expect, help answer questions about how to fill these forms out, and pose questions to think about before you and your family decide to move forward with the Court process.

Recent Resources and News

Summer 2016 Newsletter

Access to Adventure 2016 Photos

2016 Information & Resource Conference Portal - Download workshop slides and handouts, look at photos of the event, and more!

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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