The Family Café

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Register The 26th Annual Family Cafe!

It’s officially 2024, and it’s time to get ready for The 26th Annual Family Cafe!

Online registration IS NOW OPEN!

This year’s dates are June 14-16. The event will once again be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. To reserve a room at the special event rate of $129 per night, call the Hyatt at 402-593-5048 and mention The Family Café.

As usual, there is no registration fee for people with disabilities and their family members, and limited financial assistance is available to cover the cost of your hotel stay. Just make sure the check the box to request financial assistance when you register!

We hope you’re as excited about The 26th Annual Family Cafe as we are! Remember, you can always find the latest info about the event on The Annual Family Cafe page here on our website.

See you soon!

The Weekly "Let's Talk!" Legislative Update Series Returns for 2024

The Florida Legislature is back in session, and that means The Family Cafe “Let’s Talk!” Legislative Update Series is back too!

The Family Cafe believes that it’s critical for people with disabilities, their families, and advocates to stay informed about what’s happening in Tallahassee. That’s why we host a weekly Zoom meeting to share updates and answer questions every Friday at 4:00 ET throughout the sixty-day legislative session!

Joining the Zoom is easy, as there’s no need to register ahead of time. Simply use this link at 4:00 ET each Friday during session to be part of the conversation! (Or call (305) 224-1968 and enter code 891 9523 0088 to join by phone.)

The “Let’s Talk!” series is hosted by our in-house expert, Joe McCann, Policy Manager at The Family Cafe. Throughout the series, Joe will invite special guests from the disability community to share their insights about what’s happening in Tallahassee.

With so many challenges facing Florida, the 2024 Legislative Session is sure to be active, with decisions being made in Tallahassee impacting people with disabilities and families throughout the state. Now is the time to tune in and find out what’s happening, and what it could mean for you!

For recordings of previous calls, visit the “News” section of our site and click on the “‘Let’s Talk!’ Legislative Updates” button.

Exhibit Hall Space Available at The 26th Annual Family Cafe

The Family Cafe is looking for exhibitors to join us at The 26th Annual Family Cafe,  on June 14-16, 2024 in Orlando!

The Annual Family Cafe is the place to get your product, resource, or service in front of thousands of Floridians with disabilities and their families. Each June the event brings people from all across Florida and beyond together to connect them with solutions and resources to help improve their daily lives. Get your organization in front of an audience you can only find at the largest cross-disability event in the nation, The Annual Family Cafe!

If you make payment before February 14, 2024, you’ll also receive a $50 discount.

You can find the online Exhibitor Agreement Form here.

If you prefer, you can also download the Exhibitor Agreement Form here.

There is also space available to small businesses that are owned and operated by people with disabilities through our Micro-Enterprise program. To learn more and apply, see the Micro-Enterprise Application here! You can also download the Micro-Enterprise Application here.

All Exhibitor Agreements must be received Friday, May 24, 2024.

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The 2023 Family Cafe Questions & Answers Book

The Family Cafe is excited to share The 2023 Questions & Answers Book!

Each year at The Annual Family Cafe we collect questions and comments about Florida’s disability service system from attendees.

We share those questions with the state agencies that have the answers, and publish their responses in our Questions & Answers Book!

It also includes questions for us at The Family Cafe, and the results of our Report Card survey that gives you a chance to rate us!

Check it out!

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Authors, Share your Work at The 26th Annual Family Cafe Book Fair!

Share your disability story at the Book Fair at The 26th Annual Family Cafe!

The Family Cafe is looking for authors with disabilities that are interested in sharing their written work with attendees in a special area of the Exhibit Hall this June.

In addition to a complimentary booth space, our Book Fair participants also get a chance to deliver a 20-minute reading from their work.

If you’re a self-advocate author with a book to share, please join us at The Family Cafe Book Fair!

You can find the online Book Fair Application here.

If you prefer, you can also download the Book Fair application here.

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Donate to The Family Café

Since 1998, The Family Café has been connecting Floridians with disabilities and their families with information, training, resources, and networking opportunities. The families that came together to create The Family Café, and our signature event, The Annual Family Café, believed that by coming together, Florida families could support each other, connect each other with critical resources, and build inclusive, disability-friendly communities.

To realize our vision of a future where people with disabilities are truly valued, we rely on the investment of those that share our beliefs. If you want to help us build a future where people with disabilities can thrive in their communities, we invite you to support our work my making a donation today.

The Family Café is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and your contribution will be fully tax deductible.

Offline donations can be made by mailing a check to:

The Family Cafe
820 E Park Ave., Suite F-100
Tallahassee, FL, 32301

Contact The Family Café

820 East Park Ave. Suite F-100. Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone: (850) 224-4670

Toll Free: (888) 309-CAFE

Fax: (850) 224-4674


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