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Support for Families of Children with Disabilities actively collaborates with a variety of government agencies, nonprofits, and service providers to help develop more coordinated family-friendly services.  A list of our partnerships can be found below.  For more information about any of our partners, click the button under each description to visit their websites.

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Support for Families is conducting virtual trainings and distributing recorded webinars to promote the ACEs Aware initiative, which supports training, provider engagement, and education activities for providers and organizations that serve Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

The training will focus on three age groups: infants and pre-schoolers (0–5); school-aged children (6–11); and transitioning teens and young adults (12–24). Training topics will include an overview of information on ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and screening; specific issues related to children with special needs; and research-informed approaches to increasing family strength, enhancing child development, and reducing childhood trauma. The trainings also will cover agencies, resources, and services available to families and service providers and how to access them, as well as how COVID-19 is impacting families of children with disabilities.

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The purpose of the CAC is to advocate for effective Special Education programs and services and advise the Board of Education on priorities in the Special Education Local Plan Area.  The State Education Code mandates that each SELPA have a CAC and that a majority of CAC members be parents.

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CASE is a collaboration with the Dept. of Human Services, the Children’s Council, Wu Yee Children’s Services, and SFCD to increase access to appropriate inclusive childcare for children with disabiliites whose parents are making transition from welfare to work.

Family Voices of California

Family Voices of California (FVCA) is a statewide collaborative of locally-based parent run centers working to ensure quality health care for children and youth with special health care needs.

FVCA builds the capacity of parent centers throughout California to provide families with the information and support they need to make informed decisions about the health care of their children. FVCA provides information and a forum for parent centers and families to advocate for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships between professionals and families, and serves as a vital resource on health care.

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Help Me Grow helps families and providers connect to the resources and referrals a child may need.  Friendly, knowledgeable and multi-lingual staff at Support for Families’ phoneline will help decide which programs are right for your child and family.