Complete a Pink Card or Report Card
Every year at The Annual Family Cafe, we offer attendees a chance to submit questions and comment to the State Agencies that serve Floridians with disabilities through our "Pink Card" process.
The Family Cafe shares the questions and comments we receive with with the State Agency or office that has the answer, and they respond to you directly. We also use their replies to create our annual Questions & Answers Book, which we publish in the fall.
Whether or not you were able to attend The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe, we welcome your questions and comments about Florida's disability service delivery system. You can complete a pink card online here. We will add your question or comment to those we have already collected, and make sure that you get a response.
Additionally, if you were on hand at this year's event, we are also looking for your feedback on what you liked, and what we can do better. If you didn't get a chance to fill out a Report Card at The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe, you can complete a Report Card form online. We rely on feedback from attendees to help us improve. We would love to hear how you think we're doing!
The FYC Invites Youth to The 11th Annual Youth Summit
As summer comes to an end, join The Florida Youth Council for one big last hurrah at The 11th Annual Youth Summit (AYS) on August 3 - 4 in Orlando!
The Annual Youth Summit is a place for young people with disabilities between the ages of 15 and 30 from communities across the state of Florida to come together to learn, share, and network. This two-day event is hosted by The Florida Youth Council, a group of youth and emerging leaders with disabilities who have a passion for encouraging leadership and advocacy among their peers. The FYC is all about youth empowerment and youth involvement, and the entire Annual Youth Summit is planned by youth, for youth!
Online registration is now open. To register, follow this link.
The 11th Annual Youth Summit will bring together over 200 youth and emerging leaders to attend engaging youth-only sessions on a wide variety of topics, including transition, workplace preparedness, and post-secondary schooling. We also have a great, youth-friendly keynote and fun social activities planned for the Summit, including a dance party to cap off the festivities. There will be plenty of opportunities for attendees to network, and share their thoughts, experiences, and aspirations.
The 11th Annual Youth Summit will be held at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando on August 3-4, 2018. If you are not requesting financial assistance please contact The Florida Hotel and Conference Center directly at 407-859-1500 to make reservations. The room rate is $109 per night. Limited financial assistance is available. For more information about the event, or to register, contact The Florida Youth Council and The Family Café at 888-309-2233, or visit www.FloridaYouthCouncil.com.
The CAN Newsletter for June
The latest issue of the Change Agent Network newsletter is here, just in time for The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe!
This time we put the focus the upcoming 2019 legislative session, and things you can do to make sure your voice is heard when our State Senators and Representatives return to Tallahassee. Remember, 2018 is an election year, and this is a a perfect time to get to know the people that have their sites set on coming up to Tallahassee to shape our state's policies and service delivery system for people with disabilities.
If you're joining us in Orlando for The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe, we will have plenty of copies of this CAN newsletter to take home with you! Our event also provides you with a great chance to hear directly from the Governor and the heads of state agencies that serve people with disabilities. We hope to see you there!
To check out the latest Change Agent Network newsletter, click here.