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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.

Programa de Paternidad Positiva (Triple P)
Esta serie de 13 clases se proporcionará en español
Empezando el Miércoles 14 de Septiembre de 2016

Programa de Paternidad Positiva (Triple P) utiliza las
cosas que ya dicen, piensan, sienten y hacen de una
forma nueva que puede:

  • Aumentar los comportamientos que les gustan
  • Manejar positivamente, consistentemente y decisivamente con los problemas de comportamiento
  • Construir relaciones positivas con sus hijos
  • Planear para el futuro para evitar o manejar situaciones que son potencialmente difícil
  • Cuidarse como padre
    Almuerzo Gratis - Cuidad de niños gratis
    Folleto en Espanol
    Folleto en Ingles


September Workshops at Support for Families:

Call 415-920-5040 or email to register!

IEP Develpment & Dynamics: Make Sure Your Voice is Heard
Saturday, September 10th; 8:30am - 12:30pm

The purpose of this training is to provide parents and professionals with the information needed to advocate for the special education programs and services for their children with disabilities or the children they serve through the Individual Education Program (IEP) process. Training topics will include: basic special education rights, referral procedures for special education assessment including the SST process, and parent rights in the IEP process with a special list of helpful IEP and advocacy hints outlining effective advocacy techniques.
Presenter: Joe Feldman
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How to Get Kids to Do Their Homework
Tuesday, September 13th; 6:00pm

Exploring the issues affecting homework completion among kids, including motivation, difficulty, and preparing for tests. We will analyze the root causes of these issues, and present simple strategies to fix them. We will also discuss helpful accommodations for Special Needs kids, and how to get teachers to honor them.
Presenter: Joseph Trum
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Music & Language Workshop
Thursday, September 15th; 4:00pm

Please come and bring your child (0-5 years) for an interactive language and music group. The first 30 minutes will be an interactive music group for parents and children. This is a program that involves parent interaction, and only one caregiver per child. We will choose songs, move to the music, and learn new vocabulary! The next 30 minutes of the program, parents will be encouraged to ask questions, and we will discuss ways to carry over music and language strategies at home. Therapists and teachers who want to learn more about musical strategies for language development are also encouraged to attend!
Presenter: Donna Uzoigwe
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Finding Assets to Employment in Children & Youth with Disabilities
Thursday, September 29th; 9:00am - 12:00pm

Many times we focus on the disability of the young person and miss opportunities to point out their hidden assets to employment. Young people with disabilities themselves often feel like they have nothing going for them and that certainly they will not be able to become employed. Hidden assets can be found in interests, abilities, beliefs, values, in the disability and in other parts of the young person's life. When these assets are brought to the surface and discussed, it makes it possible for a young person to become more confident about being successful in the world of work. In young children connecting their positive attributes to the world of work can be an incredibly powerful way to open the conversation about employment in an age appropriate way. The Digging for Gold Process transforms the focus on limitations and shifts it to a focus on vocational ability and potential! Do not miss this training if you want to build the belief in employability and having a place in the labor market!
Presenter: Larry Robbin
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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!

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