Resources

Browse our library of resources to help you make informed choices, educate our community, and advocate for inclusion and understanding.

Getting Started

New to Support for Families or just learning about a diagnosis? Start with these resources to help you learn, grow, and advocate for your child or family member.

Getting Started

Find resources, assessments, and milestone information to help you navigate a disability concern.

Assessment Referral Matrix

Question about school or medical assessments? Review our Referrals Matrix.

Navigating a New Diagnosis

Get facts, information, and resources with our collection of information packets.

Glossary & Acronyms

Browse our list of acronyms, definitions, and terms to better understand topics related to disability.

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Specific Disabilities

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Support Services & Assistance

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“If every county and district had a resource like Support for Families in their communities, we could have many more empowered families of all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds!”
– Support for Families Parent

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Warmline connects you to our Family Support Team who are here to guide you through your biggest questions, challenges, and dilemmas. As a parent-led organization, we do our best to match you with someone who’s “been there” to help you find clarity and resolution. To reach the Warmline, submit a referral form or give us a call at (415) 920–5040.

We offer education, information, and support to empower families, but we are not lawyers. We can share information about support and services for which your child may be eligible, brainstorm to explore your options, and support you along the path you choose. We respect that families know their children best!

Our role is to help families prepare for IEP meetings and to debrief after them. We provide IEP-related training and workshops throughout the year, which are available in English, Spanish, and Cantonese. 

While we typically do not attend IEP meetings with families, there are some situations in which we can, especially for first-time meetings or meetings for families with limited literacy. Our role in these cases is to be an observer, not an advocate. 

If you require advocacy services, we recommend contacting our partner CASE or seeking out an independent education advocate or an attorney to assist in your IEP process.

Golden Gate Regional Center is a local organization that can assist with advocacy for your child, guardianship, home and community-based services, and more. You can request a case manager to work directly with your family to help your family make (and execute) informed decisions. To get started, confirm your child is eligible for support and apply to work with them directly. Individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities or delays can qualify.

If you have questions or want to work through the GGRC application process together, contact the Warmline and we’d be happy to help.

A good place to start is our Assessment Matrix, which gathers CA assessment resources in one place. You may also qualify for ABA therapy coverage before a formal diagnosis based on a developmental screening from your child’s primary pediatrician.

Please dial 988 or a crisis hotline for immediate support.