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Disability Advocacy Hour Podcast - Episode 8: National Disability Employment Awareness Month with The Able Trust

Another edition of The Family Cafe Disability Advocacy Hour podcast is here, just in time for National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

The new episode features a conversation with Allison Chase, President & CEO at The Able Trust. She describes her organization’s role in promoting the employment of Floridians with disabilities, talks about some of the common barriers and misconceptions businesses confront in considering hiring employees with disabilities, and advice on how to find employment resources in your community.

The Family Cafe is proud to work with a host of partners like The Able Trust to help Floridians with disabilities find the sense of purpose and self-sufficiency that comes with a steady, meaningful job.

If you’re thinking about hiring a person with a disability, or looking to enter the workforce yourself, we encourage you to check out this latest episode here!

Present at The 24th Annual Family Cafe

The Family Cafe is currently seeking presentation proposals for The 24th Annual Family Cafe, which will be held on May 27-29, 2022 in Orlando.

The Annual Family Cafe brings together thousands of people with disabilities and their family members for three days of education, training, and networking each year. The more than 200 breakout sessions on the agenda form the backbone of the event, and we rely on the knowledge and expertise of our many presenters to make the event a success.

We’re currently looking for presenters that are willing to share what they know about topics of interest to people with disabilities with attendees at The 24th Annual Family Cafe. If you or someone you know is interested in presenting, we want to hear from you!

You can find the online Presentation Proposal Form here.

If you prefer, you can also download the Presentation Proposal Form here.

Presentation proposals are due by Friday, January 7, 2022.

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Be A Part of The Exhibit Hall at The 24th Annual Family Cafe

The Family Cafe is looking for exhibitors to join us at The 24th Annual Family Cafe,  on May 27-29, 2022 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, 2022, 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.

You can find the online Micro-Enterprise Application here.

You can also download the Micro-Enterprise Application here.

All Exhibitor Agreements must be received Friday, May 13, 2022.

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View The Interactive Program from The 23rd Annual Family Cafe

The full interactive event program from The 23rd Annual Family Cafe is now available to view!

What’s the “interactive program”? It’s not just the pdf version of the program that we usually share online. It’s a fully interactive document, with links to video recordings and presentations from all of the sessions originally scheduled for The 23rd Annual Family Cafe!

It includes:

  • Links to recordings from our livestreams of all three Keynotes, the Governor’s Summit on Disabilities, and main ballroom breakout sessions.
  • Links to recordings of additional on-site breakout sessions, complete with ASL and captioning.
  • Links to recordings and presentation materials submitted by presenters that could not be included in our 2021 hybrid event.

To access all of the content, just open the virtual interactive program here, and click on the “Video” or “Handouts” icon next to the session titles to link to the relevant content. 

Whether you were able to join us in Orlando in June, participated virtually, or are looking for new information and resources today, everything we brought together for The 23rd Annual Family Cafe is available in one place for you in our interactive program!

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These micro-enterprise businesses are owned and operated by persons with disabilities. We proudly promote their services year round

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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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