Friday, March 5, 2010

Conference for families of children with disabilities

A free conference for families of children with disabilities, the professionals that work with them, and the community at large.

2010 Information & Resource Conference
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★ Saturday, March 20, 2010 8:30 a.m - 3:30 pm ★
★ John O'Connell High School, 2355 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA ★

Free Breakfast, Lunch and Caregiving
provided with advanced registration

The Event is free.
There is a suggested donation of $5 to $25 per person.

You may register for workshops on the day of the conference from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Harrison Street or Folsom Street Registration Tables.
Please note that there is no drop-in care giving available for children.
If you have any questions, please call Open Gate at 415-920, or e-mail at


  1. The Resource Fair is always great.

    Support For Families is a fantastic non-profit, they help so many people!

  2. Why are new posts RE:CACS being blocked? Has someone from that school threatened legal action?

  3. 7:39:
    This is a thread about Support For Families and their Resource Conference.

  4. Hmmmm. I posted a pretty neutral observation under the CACS threat last week. And now its someone hacking this blog?

    Kate??? What's going on?

  5. Kate,

    could you please block comments on this thread too, if these people are going to start this stuff up again?

    Thanks :)

  6. Could I ask special ed parents if they have hired lawyers for IEP and, if so, what their experiences have been? Our kid is in inclusion and we are feeling that we are at a point we need to get legal help. And I hate to ask for references here, but if people have particular lawyers that they've had good experiences with, I'd appreciate it. (We have been asking around with friends who are lawyers here, but none seem to know about special ed law lawyers.) And, since money is a big problem with us, if folks know of more reasonably priced lawyers, that would be helpful too!


  8. Well, all I can say is CASE if fine if you DON'T have a twice exceptional child. If you do, be prepared for sarcasm and frustration (at least that was my experience with the particular case manager who reviewed our inquiry).

  9. 10:24

    CASE is great. My kid is dual-identified and I've found CASE very helpful. You have to be very organized and approach them with specific needs and outcomes, if your fight is ambiguous, like you just saying "he isn't challenged enough", they may not take your case.

    That said, they are overwhelmed and can't help everybody, and you should have a file set up with them so when you need help, your kid is already a client. Some parents call them two days before an IEP meeting and expect them to be able to attend the IEP meeting with them ...not reasonable.