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Community Event Calendar

Autism Acceptance Month (April) and World Autism Day (April 2) are a chance to raise awareness for the acceptance and inclusion of individuals on the autism spectrum.

"This year, we acknowledge the shift from “Awareness” to “Acceptance.” While we will always work to spread awareness, words matter -- the need for acceptance is greater than ever, as we strive for autistic individuals to live fully in all areas of life." Read more on the Autism Society Website and find Autism Acceptance Month Events.

The United Nations has declared April 2 World Autism Awareness Day - Read more on the UN website.

Summer Opportunities for Kids with Disabilities

Check out these summer options for students with disabilities:

  • SF Rec & Park Camps: Children who are SFUSD students, are eligible for free day camp. Students with disabilities are eligible for priority registration! Registration begins May 5.
     
  • Summer Together - This program is a collaboration with SFUSD, DCYF, SF Public Library, SF Rec & Park and many other groups. There will be an early registration period for Summer Together Initiative programs which will prioritize families with the highest needs. The early registration period will be followed by an open enrollment period for all. The Highest Need Summer Priority families are:
    • Residents of public housing, RVs and SROs
    • Families that are experiencing homelessness
    • Children and youth in the foster care system
    • English Language Learners
    • Low-Income families, with a focus on historically impacted communities, including people who identify as African American, Latino/a/x, Native American, Pacific Islander and/or Asian
    • Children and youth with disabilities
       
  • SFUSD Summer Programs - SFUSD will be offering several summer opportunities to extend learning time during the summer months.  Programs offered through SFUSD include both academic and enrichment programs, focusing on our youngest learners through year-round PreK programming, Extended School Year and COVID Recovery Services for students with IEPs, Credit Recovery options for our high school students and many more programs. 
     
  • Support for Families Access to Adventure - Join Support for Families online for a month-long celebration of Access to Adventure. Each weekend different community partners will host free activities for you and your family!
     
  • Pomeroy Summer Respite programs Registration for the Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center’s Summer Respite Camp is OPEN! Open Registration period runs through June 12th. Families will be notified if they received a space in camp by June 26th. 
     
  • Recreational Programs for Kids with Exceptional Needs - Looking for recreational programs for your child? Check out this list of recreational programs compiled by Support for Families of Children with Disabilities

Support for Families Individualized Education Program (IEP) Clinics

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, call 415-920-5040, email  info@supportforfamilies.org or click the registration link below.

Presented in Cantonese: 1st Thursdays; 6:00-8:00pm 點擊這裡登記粵語IEP講座
Presented in English: 2nd Thursdays; 4:00-6:00pm Click Here To Register
Presented in Spanish: 3rd Thursdays; 4:00-6:00pm Haga Clic Aquí Para Registrarse

Follow the Support for Families Blog for additional special education events and opportunities

Mon May 3 @ 6-7pm: Building Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

Building Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

Monday, May 3, 2021 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Details and how to RSVP are available on our website at https://www.calireads.org/ptis.html.

Flyers to distribute in English and Spanish can be accessed at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1YJYCnIY91AMK8oGwjvNUzK8ykLcj2kZu?usp=sharing.

Sat, May 8 @ 1-4pm: Support for Families Access to Adventure - Peer Play Social Skills Play Group

Join Support for Families for Our Upcoming Virtual Access to Adventure Events! Family Fun Activities Saturday and Sundays 05/01- 05/23

Each week during May, different recreational, arts, or cultural organizations will be leading a virtual activity and talking about their programs over Zoom. Support for Families Access to Adventure will give your children a chance to experience adventures you may not have thought possible, while keeping your entire family Moving in May!

Saturday, May 8 at 1:00pm-1:45pm - Peer Play Social Skills Play Group
Throughout Zoom sessions children are given tasks, or ‘missions’, where they are able to choose between several adventure options, creating a participatory and interactive space. Our occupational therapist has been creating movement, music, visual art, and adaptive skills activities related to the weekly adventure theme to address sensory-motor deficit

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There are many more activities lined up that may catch your interest! To register for more and to check out the full list of events please click the link to visit our Access to Adventure page.

Sat, May 8 @ 10-11am: Support for Families - Youth Mental Health 101-An Introduction to How Parents Can Support their Children Salud mental juvenil 101 - Una introducción a cómo los padres pueden ayudar a sus hijos 青年心理健康101簡介-家長如何撫養子女

Register now for Support for Families next Parent/Professional Workshop!


Saturday, May 8th, 2021
10am-11am

Youth Mental Health 101-An Introduction to How Parents Can Support their Children
Salud mental juvenil 101 - Una introducción a cómo los padres pueden ayudar a sus hijos
青年心理健康101簡介-家長如何撫養子女
(Presented in English with Spanish and Cantonese Interpretation Available)

 

 

Youth Mental Health 101-An Introduction to How Parents Can Support their Children 
This presentation will provide parents and caregivers with an overview of youth mental health issues, including prevalence and warning signs to look for, and ideas for how to support your child/teen. The presentation will be facilitated by a parent who has experience raising a child with a mental health condition along with a young adult who is living with a condition. Q&A at the end of the session will provide time for attendees to ask questions and links to resources for ongoing support will be included.


Salud mental juvenil 101 - Una introducción a cómo los padres pueden ayudar a sus hijos
Esta presentación proporcionará a los padres y cuidadores una descripción general de los problemas de salud mental de los jóvenes, incluida la prevalencia y las señales de advertencia que se deben buscar, e ideas sobre cómo apoyar a su niño/adolescente. La presentación será facilitada por un padre que tiene experiencia en la crianza de un niño con una condición de salud mental junto con un adulto joven que vive con una condición. Las preguntas y respuestas al final de la sesión proporcionarán tiempo para que los asistentes hagan preguntas y se incluirán enlaces a recursos para el apoyo continuo.


青年心理健康101簡介-家長如何撫養子女
該講座將為父母和照顧者提供有關青少年心理健康問題的概述,內容包括患病率和警告標誌,以及有關如何撫養孩子/青少年的想法。 該講座將會由對患有精神疾病的孩子有撫養經驗的父母以及有疾病的年輕成年人來協助進行演示。 在會議結束時進行問答,將為參與者提供時間提問,並提供持續支持資源的鏈接。


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Thurs May 13 @ 6-7:30pm: Reading and Writing Supports for Middle School

Reading and Writing Supports for Middle School

Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Details and how to RSVP are available on our website at https://www.calireads.org/ptis.html.

Flyers to distribute in English and Spanish can be accessed at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1YJYCnIY91AMK8oGwjvNUzK8ykLcj2kZu?usp=sharing.

Sat, May 15 @ 1-1:45pm: Support for Families Access to Adventure - Imaginate Saturdays with Creativity Explored

Join Support for Families for Our Upcoming Virtual Access to Adventure Events! Family Fun Activities Saturday and Sundays 05/01- 05/23

Each week during May, different recreational, arts, or cultural organizations will be leading a virtual activity and talking about their programs over Zoom. Support for Families Access to Adventure will give your children a chance to experience adventures you may not have thought possible, while keeping your entire family Moving in May!

Saturday, May 15 at 1:00pm-1:45pm - Imaginate Saturdays with Creativity Explored
This is a free art-making class (currently on Zoom) that is open to people of all ages and abilities. Participants can use any art supplies they have at home. 

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There are many more activities lined up that may catch your interest! To register for more and to check out the full list of events please click the link to visit our Access to Adventure page.

Sun, May 16 @ 10-10:45am: Support for Families Access to Adventure - Let’s wake up by Singing Together with Dr. Ben & Company

Join Support for Families for Our Upcoming Virtual Access to Adventure Events! Family Fun Activities Saturday and Sundays 05/01- 05/23

Each week during May, different recreational, arts, or cultural organizations will be leading a virtual activity and talking about their programs over Zoom. Support for Families Access to Adventure will give your children a chance to experience adventures you may not have thought possible, while keeping your entire family Moving in May!

Sunday, May 16 at 10:00am-10:45am - Let’s wake up by Singing Together with Dr. Ben & Company
We'll learn a couple of wake up songs, sing some "classic" family tunes that many families know, and sing some original tunes off of Dr. Ben's album "A Perfect Day" by Dr. Ben & Company. Let's sing together over ZOOM....which I suppose should be called "ZINGing" don't you think?

Click here to register!

There are many more activities lined up that may catch your interest! To register for more and to check out the full list of events please click the link to visit our Access to Adventure page.

Thurs May 27 @ 6-8pm: Community Advisory Committee for Special Education General Meeting (Topic - Special Education Budget & Service Plan)

CAC MEETING - THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing: SELPA Local Plan and Special Ed Budget and Annual Service Plan

 

AGENDA

6:00 PM WELCOME SFUSD Special Education Supervisors & Support for Families staff will provide program updates

6:30 PM SFUSD SELPA Local Plan Presentation - Please join us for a community conversation about the SELPA Local Plan, a look at the 2021-2022 SFUSD special education budget, and special education service plan. The California Department of Education (CDE) requires that each SELPA annually obtain approval from its governing board and CAC for budget and service plans following a public hearing. !

7:30 PM ANNOUNCEMENTS Our regular CAC business and public announcements will follow the presentation.

8:00 PM CLOSE

 

This meeting will be held via Zoom and recorded live on the CAC Facebook page.  Register in advance for this meeting at cacspedsf@gmail.com.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  Join the CAC email list to receive notifications of future meetings, subscribe here or send an email to cacspedsf@gmail.com or call 415-447-7802.

 

ASL and Interpretation services are available with advance reservation. To reserve, please email cacspedsf@gmail.com or call 415-447-7802.