The Family Café

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Present at The 26th Annual Family Cafe

The Family Cafe is currently seeking presentation proposals for The 26th Annual Family Cafe, which will be held on June 14-16, 2024 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 26th 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 January 5, 2024.

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The December CAN Newsletter

The latest edition of the Change Agent Network Newsletter is here!

With the 2024 State Legislative Session set to begin shortly after the New Year, it’s time to start thinking about the the issues up for discussion that are likely to impact Floridians with disabilities. With that in mind, this new CAN Newsletter gives you essential background on two ongoing issues that grew out of last year’s session, and are sure to warrant further action in the coming year: the managed care pilot program for people with disabilities, and the creation of the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities.

We also share a handy list of important dates to remember for the upcoming Session, which opens on January 5th and is scheduled to conclude on March 8th.

Check out the December CAN Newsletter here!

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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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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