Association for Chinese Families of the Disabled - ACFD

ACFD, our Association

A support group was originally formed in 1984 by Chinese parents with children 
who have special needs.  These parents had participated in parent education and 
training projects that emphasized mutual help and support.

After several years of participating in community  activities and due to an increase 
in the number of families needing this type of support, the group decided to 
incorporate in 1989 as a nonprofit organization and became known as the 
ASSOCIATION FOR CHINESE FAMILIES OF THE DISABLED.  The Association 
currently includes over 1,000 families who reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Our Goal and Objectives:

  • To provide bilingual information, education, and support to Chinses families 
    who have children with disabilities;
  • To disseminate information regarding appropriate community resources to 
    families;
  • To promote public awareness of individuals with special needs in our 
    community;
  • To promote advocacy and networking;
  • To promote program development to fill unmet needs in the community;
  • To promote outreach in the Chinese community through local media, 
    newspapers, and the Association's bi-monthly newsletters; and
  • To raise funds for self-support.

ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS The Association sponsors a number of annual activities, which include a Chinese New Year Potluck Luncheon a one-day Parent Conference, a summer field trip, and a fundraising event. The Association has plans to open an adult residential facility, which would serrre up to 6 individuals with developmental disabilities; there is also a plan to start an inclusive afterschool program, possibly in San Francisco. The Board of Directors holds bi-monthly meetings, which are open to the public. 

Address: 
378 18th Avenue
94121 San Francisco , CA
US
Phone: 
415-730-2233
Updated: 
Tue, May 28, 2019: 12:31 pm
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