Special Family Events

Special Family Events and activities provide opportunities for families of children with special health care needs and disabilities to experience new activities in a stress-free, accepting space. The supported environment is very welcoming and encourages families to connect their children to the community and try something new. Check out our special events below for more information and dates.

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Upcoming Events:

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Halloween Party at
Aquarium of the Bay

Saturday, October 26, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration opens Thursday, September 26 at 10:00 AM
Call 415-920-5040 to register
Flyer (English, Spanish and Chinese)

Movie Night at Support for Families

Featuring Pixar’s Animation: Inside Out
Friday, November 8, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration opens Thursday, October 11 at 10:00 AM
Click here to register.
Flyer (English, Spanish, Chinese)

Family Access Day at Children’s Creativity Museum

Saturday, November 16, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration opens Thursday, October 17 at 10:00 AM
Click here to register.
Flyer (English, Spanish and Chinese)

Ice Skating Party at Yerba Buena Center

Saturday, December 7, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration opens Thursday, November 7 at 10:00 AM
More Information to come!

Support for Families Event Descriptions

Access to Adventure

Access to Adventure is a free arts, music, and recreation festival that provides engagement for children of all abilities. This is a truly wonderful event where families can participate in a number of activities, including rock wall, disc golf, skateboards, bikes, scooters & ramps  as well as be a part of a live performance on the main stage at the Bandshell! Access to Adventure is hosted in Golden Gate Park every spring!

To learn more about volunteering or exhibiting at the event please contact Rachel Klegon at rklegon@supportforfamilies.org.

To sponsor this event please contact Rachel Goldstein at rgoldstein@suppportforfamilies.org.


Movie Nights

Join us as we roll out the red carpet for our honored guests. We bring box office hits, classic kids movies, and more as we laugh, cry, hoot and holler. We have freshly popped popcorn, pizza, and snacks to keep everyone fueled up for the cinematic adventures.

Family Access Days

SFCD is happy to partner with aquariums, museums, and other cultural institutions across San Francisco to bring accessible and equal access events to our children and families. We have partnered with Aquarium of the Bay, Contemporary Jewish Museum, the De Young Fine Arts Museum, and are looking to visit new and engaging spaces. Join us!


Halloween at Aquarium of the Bay

The Aquarium of the Bay and Support for Families come together in partnership to host haunting Halloween parties for families of children with special needs. We provide all sorts of frightful fun: whether we are learning about eerie eels; getting frightening face paint; or making special treats for our tricky otters. Come for the fright! Stay for the fun.

Holiday Ice Skating Party

Slick and smooth out on the ice. We don our skates and scarves and hit the ice! Whether it’s your first time on ice or you’re practicing for the next Olympics, we have a team of volunteers on ice with us to ensure that everyone has a safe and slippery day. And… is that a skating Santa?!