Events for families with special needs Submit an Event

Cygnet Theatre’s Sensory-Friendly Performance of “A Christmas Carol”

Experience this family-friendly musical that has become a local holiday favorite! The sensory-friendly performance is especially designed for children and adults with sensory processing disorders, autism and other developmental or cognitive disabilities. Wed., Dec. 11, 10:30 am. $10 (for qualifying groups only). Group reservations only; contact Virginia Rivera at 619-574-0059, ext. 124 or at 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town.

    Sensory-Friendly “Nutcracker”

    City Ballet offers this one-hour presentation of the holiday classic featuring lowered light and sound cues as well as relaxed theater rules. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7 pm at Spreckels Theater in downtown San Diego. Click here for tickets.

      ASD Thrive On 2019

      Parents of children of any age with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or similar conditions, join together in a supportive and friendly environment to gain knowledge and build community. Parents leave each session with skills to understand their child’s diagnosis and its effects on their family, build family support, and how to care for themselves and their relationships.

      The ASD Thrive On group is only available to parents who have previously participated in their parent support groups.
      For more information and to register, please contact the Family Wellness Center. RSVP is required.

      Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 15, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 & Dec. 18, 6-7:30 pm.

      *$180 fee covers all 12 sessions; drop-in option is available for $20 per session.|parent-support-group|389





        Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Movie Event!

        Join the Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego on December 20, 7 pm at UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley for the celebration of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie fundraiser!

        Our events offer much more than just seeing the movie on OPENING NIGHT weekend.  As our guest, you’ll receive a Star Wars-themed souvenir event badge and take photos with characters from the Star Wars Society of San Diego.

        You’ll be able to create your own unique lightsaber as well as a TIE fighter galaxy canvas. You’ll also enjoy movie snacks and Star Wars-themed prizes. All this fun happens even before the much-anticipated sequel, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker begins!

        Buy your OPENING NIGHT weekend tickets NOW  – before everyone else!

        All event proceeds go to the Special Needs Resource Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3). Tax ID #46-4543603


        A galaxy-sized THANK YOU to our event sponsors!

          Photo Gallery

          Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function ereg_replace() in /home/snrfsd/public_html/wp-content/plugins/alpine-photo-tile-for-instagram/gears/alpinebot-display.php:58 Stack trace: #0 /home/snrfsd/public_html/wp-content/plugins/alpine-photo-tile-for-instagram/gears/alpinebot-display.php(48): PhotoTileForInstagramBotSecondary->filter_filename('in-1-2-7-Th-sds...') #1 /home/snrfsd/public_html/wp-content/plugins/alpine-photo-tile-for-instagram/gears/alpinebot-display.php(495): PhotoTileForInstagramBotSecondary->key_maker(Array) #2 /home/snrfsd/public_html/wp-content/plugins/alpine-photo-tile-for-instagram/gears/alpinebot-primary.php(72): PhotoTileForInstagramBotTertiary->photo_retrieval() #3 /home/snrfsd/public_html/wp-content/plugins/alpine-photo-tile-for-instagram/gears/plugin-shortcode.php(46): PhotoTileForInstagramPrimary->do_alpine_method('photo_retrieval') #4 /home/snrfsd/public_html/wp-includes/shortcodes.php(325): APTFINbyTAP_shortcode_function(Array, '', 'alpine-phototil...') #5 [internal function]: do_ in /home/snrfsd/public_html/wp-content/plugins/alpine-photo-tile-for-instagram/gears/alpinebot-display.php on line 58