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Workshops, Clinics, and Groups

 

Tor register, fill out our online registration forms when available,
call us at 415-920-5040, or email info@supportforfamilies.org.
Interpretation and childcare are available free of charge
with one weeks' advanced notice.

 
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Workshops


Adapting to Alzheimer’s: Dementia in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Thursday, August 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 pM

Did you know that approximately half of all adults with Down syndrome will develop Alzheimer’s disease in later life? Some adults with Down syndrome show symptoms by their early 30’s. In the general population, Alzheimer’s disease strikes 1 in 10 adults. During this two-hour training, you will learn what you can do early in life to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and steps you can take now to help doctors properly diagnose an adult with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD).


Special Needs Financial Planning

Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 pM

The wokshop will address key strategies for financial planning.
Workshop topics include public benefits and how to qualify for them,special needs trusts, trustees and trust protectors, conservatorships, Funding strategies for the special needs person, how much is enough for the special needs person including ABLE accounts.  


IEP Development & Dynamics

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 8:30 aM - 12:30 pM

This workshop will provide parents and professionals with the information needed to advocate for the special education programs and services for their children with disabilities or the children they serve through the Individual Education Program (IEP) process.


Screen Time: Realistic Recommendations for Young Children

Tuesday, October 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 pM

This presentation will discuss the latest research on screen time and how it impacts the language development and communication skills of young children. The presenter will share useful resources and realistic recommendations for your family.


IEP Meetings: Empowering Parents with Effective Strategies

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 pM

The workshop will address key strategies to help you help your child. Workshop topics include:
- How to be persuasive when you’re so upset
- Why you should rely on facts, not emotions or conclusions
- How to expand your IEP Team
- Learn the difference between a clinical and psycho-educational evaluation
- Build an IEP block by block
- How to express your concerns about your child’s program


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Clinics

See calendar for exact dates

Transition to Adult Services

4th Thursdays; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Presented by SFCD. Learn about special education transition services for children age 16 and over, and how to effectively participate in the development of your child’s transition plan.  See calendar for next Transition Clinic.

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

English: 2nd Thursdays; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Spanish: 3rd Thursdays; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Chinese: 1st Thursdays; 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presented by SFCD. Offered in English, Spanish, and Cantonese.  Learn about Special Education law, the IEP process, what to do when things aren’t working, and how to become a more active and effective team
member.

To register, please call our Warmline at 415-920-5040, or email  info@supportforfamilies.org.
Clinics will not be offered in July. They will resume in August.


Parent-Child Interactive Groups

Play-Learn-Connect!

Mondays, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This is an opportunity for you to meet with other families as well as explore and discuss what our children tell us through play.

Birth to 3 years old

Deaf/HH Baby Class

Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This group specializes in working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Birth to 3 years old

To register, call us at 415-920-5040.

For any questions specifically about the Parent & Child Groups, please contact Caitlin McNamara at CMcNamara@supportforfamilies.org.

 
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Peer Groups

See calendar for exact dates.

Autism Parent Group

4th Tuesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
More Info (English)
More Info (Spanish)

Cantonese-Speaking Parent Group

2nd Saturdays; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
More Info

Chinatown Child Development Center (CCDC) Group

For Cantonese-speaking families of children with special needs.  Meets at the CCDC
3rd Mondays; 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
More Info

Down Syndrome Spanish Parent Group

1st Tuesdays, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
More Info

Families of Adults with Disabilities

1st and 3rd Mondays
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
More Info

Families of Children at UCSF Family House

Meets at Family House, 540 Mission Bay Blvd. N.
Every Thursday; 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Parents of Children with Mental Health Issues

English - 2nd Thursdays; 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
More Info
Spanish - 1st Wednesdays; 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
More Info

Parents of Transition Age Youth

1st Tuesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
More Info

Prader-Willi Parent Group

September 21, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Quarterly, Saturdays.
Call 415-920-5040 to register by March 29
More Info

Spanish-Speaking Parent Group

2nd Wednesdays; 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
More Info

Tuesday Night Group

1st Tuesday of the month, 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM
4th Tuesday of the month, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
This group will not meet in July but resume in August.
More Info

UCSF Inpatient Parent Group

Meets at Family House, 540 Mission Bay Blvd. N.
Every Thursday; 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

To register, please call our Warmline at 415-920-5040, or email info@supportforfamilies.org.


Groups for Youth

See calendar for exact dates.

Conversation & Social Club for Transition & Young Adult
AAC Users

Every Monday; 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Meets at Noe Valley Public Library
More Info

To register, please call our Warmline at 415-920-5040, or email info@supportforfamilies.org.