Since 1982, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
has offered information, education, and parent-to-parent support free of charge to families of children with any kind of disability or special healthcare need and to the professionals
who work with them in San Francisco.


Special Events


Workshops & Clinics


The annual wine+design gala for 
Support for Families
will be held on 

Friday, October 4, 2019
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
San Francisco Design Center Galleria

For more information:
Rachel Goldstein
Development Director


Stepping Stones
A Triple P Parenting Series

FREE 12-week class held on Fridays. Begins April 5, 2019, 
from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Limited childcare available with advanced registration.

Call 415-920-5040 to sign up today!
More Info

Information and Resource Conference 2019

Registration for the Information and Resource Conference begins March 20 at 9:30 AM. Click on the link to register.

April 13, 2019, 8:30 AM to 3:30 MM

Location: John O’Connell High School

Registration opens March 20, at 9:30 AM

Families Partnering in Research for
Children’s Health and Health Equity

This module explains why health research, particularly patient centered comparative effectiveness research, is important to improve healthcare for children experiencing health disparities. Families of color feel disconnected from and untrusting of medical research. Transforming Research as Usual (TRU) introduces the voices of families, patients and communities to research through Community Advisory Boards (CAB). CABs prioritize community needs to promote equitable research. 

Click here to view the Spanish version of this video.

We need your feedback!
Please take the following survey.

The Family Empowerment and Disability Council invite you to respond to an annual evaluation survey on family empowerment center (FEC) activities.

FECs are funded by the California Department of Education to provide services to families with children with disabilities who are between the ages of 3 and 22 to ensure that parents, guardians, and families of children and young adults with disabilities have access to accurate information, specialized training, and peer-to-peer support. This survey asks questions about information, training, and support that you have received from your family empowerment center (SFCD).

Family Access Day at the San Francisco Zoo


Saturday, March 30, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Click here for the flyer in English, Spanish and Chinese.

To register call 415-920-5040 or click the button.

Family Access Day - ArtBash at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

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Sunday, March 17, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Click here for the flyer in English, Spanish and Chinese

To register call 415-920-5040 or click the button

Kid Power - Child Protection Workshop for Adults - Positive Peer Communication Skills

Tuesday, March 12
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Presented by Ellen Frankel - Parents, educators, & other adult leaders: learn social safety skills to keep kids safe with people! This class focuses on issues between peers & siblings at school, out in the world, at home...Everywhere!

Click here for the flyer in English and Spanish.

To register call 415-920-5040 or click the button

For Parents

For Professionals

SFCD is seeking new board members!
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For SFCD information, support and services please contact the warm line at refer@supportforfamilies.org

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