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 Family Events


Workshops & Clinics



Save the Date! Become a Sponsor!

Join us at our annual fundraising gala benefiting 
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities.

Friday, October 4, 2019
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

San Francisco Design Center Galleria
Individual Tickets $175 | Sponsorships start at just $500

Sponsorship pledges must be received
by June 28, 2019 for inclusion in the event invitation and
by September 3, 2019 for inclusion in the event program.

For more information, contact Rachel Goldstein, Development Director, at
rgoldstein@supportforfamilies.org or 415.282.7494, ext 132.

Important Notice:


Support for Families will be closed Tuesday, August 13, 2019, for staff development.

Family Access Day at the San Francisco Zoo


Family Access Day
at the San Francisco Zoo

Sunday, August 25, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sloat Blvd & Great Highway
San Francisco, CA 94132

Join Support For Families at the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens. Explore exhibits, meet new mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and invertebrate friends. Play on sculptures of plants & animals.

Call 415-920-5040 to register
Click here for more information in English, Spanish and Chinese

Summer 2019 Newsletter

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Download the latest copy of the SFCD Newsletter, available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

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).

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.

For Parents

For Professionals

SFCD is seeking new board members!
Click Here for More Info

For SFCD information, support and services please contact the warm line at refer@supportforfamilies.org

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