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.



Conduct Disorder - the Overlooked Diagnosis

Saturday, January 12th
8:30am - 12:30pm

Conduct Disorder is 8 times more prevalent than autism, yet no one has ever heard of it.  Why is a condition that affects more than 11 million children in the United States virtually ignored by the treatment community and not considered in Special Education?  Join us for a PPW focusing on Conduct Disorder – the overlooked diagnosis.

To register

call 415-920-5040

Information and Resource Conference

Saturday, April 13th, 2019
8:30am -3:30pm

A FREE conference for families of children with disabilities, the professionals who work with them, and members of the community

Registration opens Wednesday, March 6th



See calendar for exact dates

Transition to Adult Services

4th Thursdays; 4pm - 6pm

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; 4pm - 6pm
Spanish: 3rd Thursdays; 4pm - 6pm
Chinese: 1st Thursdays; 6pm - 8pm

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

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

Parent-Child Interactive Groups

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

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


November 5th - December 17th

Mondays, 11am - 12pm

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-3 years old

Sensory Play

November 7th - December 19th

Wednesdays, 2pm - 3pm

This is a chance for you to meet with other families and discover how your child’s senses help them discover new and exciting things.

Ages 3-5 years old


Infant Massage

November 8th - December 20th

Thursdays, 2pm - 3pm

This is an opportunity for you to meet with other families while learning how to calm your infant and strengthen the bond you share.

Birth -18months old



Peer Groups

See calendar for exact dates.

Autism Parent Group

4th Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
*This group will not meet in December but will resume January 22nd.

Cantonese-Speaking Parent Group

2nd Saturdays; 1pm - 3pm

Chinatown Child Development Center (CCDC) Group

For Cantonese-speaking families of children with special needs.  Meets at the CCDC
3rd Mondays; 9:30am - 12pm

Down Syndrome English Parent Group

3rd Thursdays; 7pm - 8:15pm

Down Syndrome Spanish Parent Group

1st Tuesdays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Families of Adults with Disabilities

1st and 3rd Mondays
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Families of Children at UCSF Family House

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


Living With Loss: Loss, Hope
and Healing

A group for parents/caretakers of medically fragile
children and children facing life threatening illness.
2 Mondays each month. Call 415-920-5040 for

Parents of Children with Mental Health Issues

English -2nd Thursdays; 6pm - 8pm
More info
Spanish - 1st Wednesdays; 10am - 12pm

Parents of Transition Age Youth

1st Tuesdays, 6:15pm - 8:15pm

Prader-Willi Parent Group

Quarterly, Saturdays.
Call 415-920-5040 for dates.

Spanish-Speaking Parent Group

2nd Wednesdays; 10am - 12pm

Speech Apraxia Parent Group

4th Tuesdays; 6pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday Night Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays; 6:45pm - 8:30pm


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

Groups for Youth

See calendar for exact dates.

Teen AAC Group

3rd Wednesday; Time: TBD

Young AAC Kids Conversation Club

Please call 415-920-5040 for times and dates

Youth & Young Adult Support Group (ages 16-28)

3rd Saturdays; 1pm - 3pm

Conversation & Social Club for Transition & Young Adult
AAC Users

Every Monday; 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meets at Noe Valley Public Library

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