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.



ABA 101: Functions of Behavior

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

This discussion will take an in-depth look at why behaviors occur. The group will work to define the four
functions of behavior and will learn an array of strategies to address unwanted behaviors based on the function. The group will also learn how to use the function of behavior to identify appropriate replacement behaviors that can be taught to increase appropriate behaviors and independence.

Presented in partnership with Gateway Learning Group

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


Mondays beginning January 8th,
11am - 12pm

This group will give parents/caregivers an opportunity to step out of busy daily routines, to play and learn with their children ages 0 to 3.  It is an opportunity for you to meet with other families, to explore and discuss what our children tell us through play.  We will watch together, be curious together, and we will learn about areas of children's social/emotional development and consider possible meanings of behavior.  Every child is different! Caregivers and their typically developing children and children with special needs age 0-3 are all welcome.  To register, call us at 415-920-5040

Yoga for Caregivers

When would Yoga fit into your schedule?

Currently, Yoga for Parents is offered on Tuesdays, 4p-5p, but there has not been consistent participation.  In an effort to improve this, we invite you to take this VERY short survey. Thank you! 

Baby Massage

Thursdays beginning January 11th,
11am - 12pm

You and your baby are invited to learn about the healing tradition of infant massage in a supportive and relaxed environment.
To register, call us at 415-920-5040.

ASL Parent-Child Group

2nd Thursdays
4pm - 6pm

Are you struggling with communicating with your child? Do you feel that you need more resources to understand Deaf Culture? How do you make the right choices for your child who is deaf/hard of hearing? Do you want to learn American Sign Language to communicate better with your child? ASL Support Group will help you try to bridge the gap between hearing parents and professionals in understanding some of the struggles you face when communicating with your child.


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

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

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.