Workshops, Clinics, and Peer 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.



The 5 Top IEP Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

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

What should I look for in my child’s IEP? Who should attend the IEP meeting on behalf of the school district? Can I bring a friend with me? When should I ask for help? Do I need a lawyer? Attorney Jean Murrell Adams has analyzed thousands of IEP’s over the years. In this workshop, Mrs. Adams will help you identify the top five IEP mistakes and guide you on how you can avoid them. This 2-hour intensive special education workshop will focus on the concerns of parents and professionals serving students with special needs. Parents, grandparents, advocates and attorneys are welcome to attend.


Presented by Jean Murrell Adams

More Information - Trilingual

Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Practice at Home and Related Issues

Monday, November 13th
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Join CASANA for a presentation for parents and family members of children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). This presentation will outline what parents need to understand at the time of the
diagnosis of CAS, explain terminology that theripists may use, and share therapy strategies that help children with apraxia. In addition, parent/caregiver home practice strategies and support for siblings of children with CAS will be discussed.e Court process.

Presented by Dave Hammer

More Information - Trilingual



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 member.  See calendar for next Transition Clinic.

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

Parent-Child Groups

Baby Massage

Thursdays beginning January 11th,
11am - 12pm

Come learn the healing tradition of infant massage, in a supportive and relaxed environment.

Everyday Literacy: A Parent Child Play & Learn Group

Tuesdays in October, 11:30am - 12:30pm

You and your child (4-6 years old) are invited to explore easy, fun ways to bring literacy into your family’s everyday life.




Peer Groups

See calendar for exact dates.

Spanish-Speaking Down Syndrome Parent Group

1st Tuesdays; 430pm - 630pm

Spanish-Speaking Parent Group

2nd Wednesdays; 10am - 12pm

Speech Apraxia Parent Group

4th Tuesdays; 6pm - 730pm

Parents of Transition Age Youth

1st Tuesdays; 615pm - 815pm

Tuesday Night Group

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

UCSF Inpatient Parent Group

Every Thursday; 4pm - 530pm

Autism Parent Group

4th Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
More info

ASL Support Group

2nd Thursdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
More info

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 Parent Group

3rd Thursdays; 7pm - 815pm

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 dates.

Prader-Willi Parent Group

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



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 Monday; 3pm - 430pm

Young AAC Kids Conversation Club

2nd Wednesdays; 330pm - 430pm

Asian & Pacific Islanders Disability Group for Youth 18-30

4th Saturdays; 1pm - 230pm

Conversation Club for AAC Users

Every Monday; 430pm - 530pm

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