Family Support Resources
Welcome to the UC Davis MIND Institute and Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) resource page for Family Support Resources. These include support groups and Family Resource Centers.
Family Navigator Virtual Parent Support Group
Navigating school, therapies, and in home services can be overwhelming. Join us for a discussion group with Family Navigator parent mentors to learn more about community resources.
Group members are encouraged to bring related questions and share their experiences. Ongoing participation is welcome.
To receive your Zoom link, please register now.
Group content varies across sessions, please contact the Family Navigator program with specific requests or questions: 916-734-4152 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sankofa (African American Developmental Disabilities Alliance) (PDF)
The parent support group, the African American Developmental Disability Parent Alliance is now named Sankofa Parent Support Group. The word Sankofa comes from an African language which means “go back and fetch it” which is significant to the mission and purpose of the group which is to take information and resources we learn back to people in the community. Sankofa was founded in 2015 in order to meet the unique needs of parents of Black children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Since our inception, Sankofa has supported the needs of the parents by providing advocacy and resources that have increased awareness of developmental disabilities at the community level.
Virtual Meeting Dates:
Dinner and childcare will be provided. Please RSVP to email@example.com or 916-703-0336. These meetings are co-sponsored by the UC Davis Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) and Warmline Family Resource and Parent Training and Information Center.
Vamos a platicar (Let's Talk)
UC Davis MIND Institute, Centro de Recursos
2825 50th Street, Sacramento CA
Venta a compartir sus experiencias y a apreder sobre el diagnóstico, necesidades y servicios de su hijo, además de conocer a otros padres. Para registro y estacionamiento gratuitito, por favor comuníquese al 916-703-0439.
Vamos a platicar (Let’s Talk) is a six-week series that will be conducted entirely in Spanish. It is for parents of children with disabilities to share their experiences and to learn about their child’s diagnosis and needs and how to help them achieve their full potential. For registration, please call 916-704-0439. Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the Warmline Family Resource Center.
CEDD Padres para Padres (Parents Supporting Parents) (PDF) »
Centro Para la Excelencia en Discapacidades del Desarrolo
El primer Martes del mes de 6-8pm
UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th Street, Sacramento
CEDD Padres para Padres es un grupo de apoyo continuo que es realizado completamente en español. Esta es una oportunidad para los padres de niños con necesidades especiales para compartir sus ideas y sentimientos en un ambiente de apoyo y confidencial. Las Juntas se llevan a cabo el Primer Martes de cada mes de 6-8 p.m. en UC Davis MIND Institute o por Zoom Para más información, entre al enlace (en el titulo). Para registrarse, por favor llame al 916-734-1812. Patrocinado por el CEDD Centro para la Excelencia en Discapacidades del Desarrollo.
CEDD Padres para Padres is an ongoing parent support group that is conducted entirely in Spanish. It is an opportunity for parents of children with disabilities to share their thoughts and feelings in a supportive and confidential environment. Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute or Zoom. For more information, click on the link (in the title). To register, please call 916-734-1812. Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
What are Family Resource Centers?
Family Resource Centers are mandated as part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). They are staffed by families of children with special needs and offer parent-to-parent support and help parents, families, and children locate and use needed services. They offer support services and resources in many languages, which may include newsletters, resource libraries, websites, parent-to-parent groups, sibling support groups, warmlines, and information and referral for parents and professionals.
WarmLine provides resources, support, training and consultation to families of children with special needs birth to age 26 in 26 counties of Northern California. WarmLine is staffed by parents who share the common experience of parenting a child with special needs.
WarmLine’s listing of support groups in Northern California »
California’s 47 Family Resource Centers are staffed by families of children with special needs and offer parent-to-parent support and help parents, families, and children locate and use needed services. They offer support services and resources in many languages, which may include newsletters, resource libraries, websites, parent-to-parent groups, sibling support groups, warmlines, and information and referral for parents and professionals.
The websites listed are independent of the UC Davis MIND Institute and Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD). Resources are provided for information only and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of the UC Davis MIND Institute and Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.