Support Groups


Support Groups

The following is a current list of support groups for families of children and adults with developmental disabilities. It is intended to help families make connections, find supports, and share resources. If you would like assistance finding a support group that meets your particular needs, you may consult your case manager or contact either the Family Resource Network or CARE Parent Network.

Asian Adult Consumer’s Job Club: Meets every third Friday/month from 3-4:30pm. HHEB (510) 871-2187,

Autism Society Support Group Dublin: 1st Wednesday at 7:00p.m.
Michelle Gori – (925) 997-2802 for info./flyer

Baby and Me: Hayward (510) 547-7322

Berkeley YMCA: offers parent support groups in addition to parent/child swimming and tumbling and other recreation activities. For more information contact Special Needs Coordinator: Rachel Longan at 510-665-3280 or

Cantonese Father’s Support Group: Meets the last Sunday/month from 2-3:30pm. HHEB (510) 871-2187,

Cantonese Mother’s Support Group: Meets every 4th/5th Wednesday from 10-11:30am. HHEB (510) 871-2187,

CARE Parent Network - Center for Access to Resources and Education: A variety of support groups, training, and resources for Contra Costa County families 1-800-281-3023 or (925) 313-0999 or email at

Compadres Unidos de Contra Costa: grupo de apoya para familias Latinas que tienen hijos con discapacidades, segundo Sabado de cada mes Comunicarse con La Familia para mas informacion. 1-800-696-7730 o con la sra. Alicia Amezcua (925) 691-6727

Compadres Unidos de Oakland: grupo de apoya para familias Latinas que tienen hijos con discapacidades, comunicarse con La Familia- Jackie Mora (510) 887-0661

Compassionate Friends: (death of child) (925) 284-2273

Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area: Parent Support Groups, Parent and Education Advocacy and Classes for babies, young children, teens and adults with Down syndrome in Danville, Oakland, Albany and SF.
117A Town and Country Drive
Danville, CA
(925) 362-8660

Down Syndrome League of the Greater Bay Area: a variety of parent support groups (925) 556-1700

East Bay Learning Disability Association: (510) 433-7934

Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California: (800) 632-3532 Support groups in Berkeley, Concord, Fremont, and Walnut Creek

Family Resource Network: A variety of support groups, training, and resources for Alameda County families (510) 547-7322 or visit their website at

A Father’s Perspective: Part of the Team- Oakland 7:00-8:30 pm, the last Thursday of each month Call (510) 547-7322

Grandparents as Parents Support Group: Berkeley (510) 527-7249

Grandparents as Second Parents: Oakland (510) 568-7786

Grupo de Apoyo: Para familias Latinas que han pasado por situaciones médicas inesperadas con sus hijos. En el Programa “Head Start” – 1409 35th Ave., esquina Internacional. Llamar a Enedina en FRN al (510) 547-7322 para fechas y horas.

HIV & Kids, Their Siblings, Parent & Caregivers: alternating Wednesdays, Children’s Hospital of Oakland (510) 531-7551

Northern California Fragile-X Association: (800) 994-FRAX

Parents Helping Parents: 3rd Saturday (except July and August) at St. Rose Hospital, 10 am – 12 pm. (510) 276-9479

Parent Support Group: parents of young children with disabilities; 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 El Cerrito-Cameron School (510) 681-3882

Prader-Willi California Foundation: (800) 400-9994

Prader-Willi Support Group/Support for Families of Children with Disabilities: (415) 469-4518

Padres Unidos: para padres Latinos que tienen hijos con discapacidades, ultimo Sabado de cada mes Hayward, 3 – 5 P.M. Comunicarse con Gloria (510) 383-1200 extension 2933 o Angela (510) 656-8926.

Share Support Inc.: families and professionals who serve children with neuro-cognitive and neuro-biological disorders (925) 820-4079,

Spina Bifida Association of the Bay Area: (925) 210-6006

Through the Looking Glass: Family support groups for parents with disabilities and their babies/young children (510) 848-1112 or (510) 601-0290;

Vietnamese Family Support Group: Meets every first Monday/month from 10-12pm. HHEB (510) 871-2187,