The Family Café

Collaboration * Advocacy * Friendship * Empowerment

Come to The 25th Annual Family Cafe, June 9-11 in Orlando!

Join us as we celebrate 25 years of Collaboration, Advocacy, Friendship, and Empowerment at The 25th Anniversary Family Cafe this June!


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 event features a great range of individual breakout sessions, a packed Exhibit Hall with dozens of vendors, and a series of special events including Keynote speakers and The Governors’ Summit on Disabilities, The Annual Family Café offers families exposure to a range of public and private resources on a grand scale, opportunities to find support by networking with other families, and unprecedented access to policy-making officials.

The 25th Anniversary Family Cafe is scheduled for June 9-11, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. There is no cost to attend for individuals with disabilities and their families.

With the event coming up soon, online registration is now closed. But you can still attend! On-site registration will be available at the Hyatt.

Curious about the agenda? You can now view the complete event program for The 25th Anniversary Family Cafe here to see what’s scheduled for all three days of the event, including a full listing of every breakout session. And click here for more details about the event.

We can’t wait to see you as we come together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the largest statewide cross-disability event in the nation! 

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Be A Part of The Exhibit Hall at The 25th Anniversary Family Cafe

The Family Cafe is looking for exhibitors to join us at The 25th Anniversary Family Cafe, on June 9-11, 2023 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, 2023, 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!

We also have space reserved for self-advocate and family/caregiver authors. Have you written a book about the disability experience that you would like to share at The Annual Family Cafe? Complete the Book Fair Application to reserve a booth space and a time slot to read your work before a live audience!

Each year in our Exhibit Hall, The Family Cafe places the focus on employment through a special Employment Expo area where attendees can talk to potential employers and learn about the job-seeking process. Want to make your organization a part of the 2023 Employee Expo? Check out the Employment Expo Exhibitor Agreement here!

All Exhibitor Agreements must be received by May 19, 2023.

Attend The 2023 Family-Run Organization Movement Pre-Con!

The Family Cafe invites you to attend the 2023 Family Run Organization Movement’s (FROM) Pre-Conference! This year’s Pre-Con will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Florida.

From Board dynamics to finding money, from improving a program to fixing a team, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty of building and sustaining your Family-run organization. Attend on your own or as a team—Executive Director, Staff, Board members—and learn how to tackle the challenges and seize the opportunities that are on your specific organization’s plate. That’s right—this day-long workshop blends best practice concepts with your reality through a facilitated “fishbowl” consulting technique. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to workshop your organization’s most pressing needs.

Reservations are required and space is limited. The mandatory fee for the FROM Pre-Con is $25, due at the time of registration. A catered luncheon will be provided.

If you would like to participate, please complete the online registration form here.

The 16th Annual Youth Summit is Coming!

The 16th Annual Youth Summit, hosted by the Florida Youth Council, is set for August 4-5 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 (FYC), 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!

The 16th Annual Youth Summit will be held at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando August 4-5, 2023. There is no cost to register, and limited financial assistance to cover the cost of hotel accommodation is available.

Register 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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