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The September CAN Newsletter

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

This time, we have a preview of the upcoming 2022 Florida Legislative Session, which gets started early this year, with the first Interim Committee Week arriving in September.

One of the big issues in ’22 will be consideration of a provider rate increase for direct support providers, so we’ve included some key facts to know about where things stand. 

You’ll also find an update on the upcoming Advocacy Summit to be hosted by The Family Cafe and the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC), as well as information on how to submit a Presentation Proposal for next June’s 24th Annual Family Cafe.

Check out the September CAN Newsletter 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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Episode 7 of The Disability Advocacy Hour Podcast: A Chat about Autism Resources with myHana

The latest edition of The Family Cafe Disability Advocacy Hour podcast is here!

This time, we have a conversation with the founders of myHana, a unique resource to help families of children with autism find resources and stay organized on their disability journey.

The Family Cafe is all about connecting people with the right resources, so they can figure out what works for them and find what they need to thrive in the community. Our friends at myHana share that mission, and have developed a unique approach to connecting families in the autism community. 

Learn all about it in the latest episode of our podcast here!

Check Out the Pictures from The 23rd Annual Family Cafe!

We’re excited to share all of the pictures from this year’s Annual Family Cafe in our online photo album!

Check out the more than 700 images from this year’s event in the online photo album here!

And while you’re looking, take a stroll down memory lane by looking through the albums from previous events 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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