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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.


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Registration Opens This Tuesday, February 9th!

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2016 Information and Resource Conference

Saturday, March 5, 2016
8:30am - 3:30pm
John O'Connell High School
2355 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA

A FREE conference for families of children with disabilities, the professionals who work
with them, and members of the community.
Registration opens Tuesday, February 9th!

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Resource Highlights



Next Autism Support Groups:

February 23rd (English)

English Group Flyer

February 16th (Spanish)

Spanish Group Flyer

Hosted by Diana Blank, LCSW

Diana lives the autism parenting journey every day with her 7-year-old son who has autism, and feels empowered by being a strong advocate for him. She has personal experience with navigating the school system and the insurance maze. Professionally, she has been in the field of social work since 1994, leading workshops for children with special needs and working in many other community-based agencies.




Disaster Preparedness Series
Session 2
Sunday, February 21st, 1:30pm-3:00pm

The second workshop in the series will focus on:

Oral Rehydration
Safe Water Sources in the Home
Making Water Safe to Drink

Childcare is available for those who pre-register, Spanish and Cantonese translation will be available, and families will go home with supplies necessary for disaster preparedness.

Call (415) 920-5040 to register!

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For a complete Resource Calendar including Clinics, Workshops, Support Groups, and Special Events,
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Listen to Executive Director Juno Duenas talk to Annemarie Shrouder of about seeking out information to help your child, and how our organization helps members of our community!


Recent Resources and News

Updated Disability Information Packets: ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, and Learning Disabilities

2015 Fall Newsletter

2015 Access to Adventure Photos

2015 Post-IRC Portal

2015 Information & Resource Conference Photos

Medi-Cal autism benefit started September 15, 2014 (Autism Deserves Equal Coverage website)

RESOURCE: Referrals for Assessment Matrix

Disaster Preparedness Resources

Announcement: Staff Title Change from Community Resource Parents to Family Resource Specialists

SFCD Information Digests (biweekly list of community events, news, opportunities for input, and resources)

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