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.



IEP Development & Dynamics

Saturday, August 11th
8:30am - 12:30pm

The purpose of this training is to 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.

To register, call 415-920-5040

Family Preparedness Planning

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

In this workshop, we will discuss how to make a plan for your children if you are unable to care for them, especially because of immigration detention or deportation. We will also have time for families to
start creating their family preparedness plan.

To register, Call 415-920-5040

Toilet Training

Tuesday, October 9th
6:30pm - 7:30pm

To register, call 415-920-5040

Special Needs Trust

Thursday, October 18th
6:00pm - 8:00pm

To register, call 415-920-5040

Support at Home Program - Financial Assistance for Home Care Needs

Tuesday, August 28th

Are you 18 or older and a resident of San Francisco?
Is it difficult to pay for your home care needs? You may be eligible for a pilot program Support at Home that provides financial assistance for home care services to stay in the community.

To register, call 415-920-5040


Child Protection Workshop for Adults

Tuesday, September 11th
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Kidpower skills prepare people to develop healthy relationships & make safe choices with people. This workshop focuses on skills & solutions for peer/sibling issues, including bullying; stranger safety is not included.

To register, call 415-920-5040

Complete the Paperwork As We Go Workshop:
Limited Conservatorship

Saturday, October 13th
8:30am - 12:30pm

This class will go over the basic procedures, paperwork, timeline, documents, and information needed to start the limited conservatorship of person process.  It will provide you with a check list of documents, provide guidance about what to expect, help answer questions about how to fill these forms out, and pose questions to think about before you and your family decide to move forward with the Court process.

To register, call 415-920-5040



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 Manager, Caitlin McNamara at CMcNamara@supportforfamilies.org


July 30th - August 27th
September 10th - October 22nd
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

September 12th - October 24th
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

August 2nd - August 30th
September 13th - October 25th
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
More info - English
More info - Spanish

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; 930am - 12pm

Down Syndrome English Parent Group

3rd Thursdays; 7pm - 815pm

Down Syndrome Spanish Parent Group

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

Families of Adults with Disabilities:

Addressing Transition and Adult Services Issues

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

Families of Children at UCSF Family House

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

Living with Diabetes:
Families Empowering Families

2nd and 4th Mondays; 6:15pm - 7:15pm
More info


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
More info

Parents of Transition Age Youth

1st Tuesdays, 615pm - 815pm
More info

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 - 730pm

Tuesday Night Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays; 645pm - 830pm


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

Groups for Youth

See calendar for exact dates.

Transition AAC Group

Every Wednesday; 5:30pm -  7:00pm

Young AAC Kids Conversation Club

2nd Wednesdays; 330pm - 430pm

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

3rd Saturdays; 1pm - 3pm
More information

Conversation Club for AAC Users

Every Monday; 430pm - 530pm

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