The Family Café

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The 22nd Annual Family Café

Since 1998, The Annual Family Café has brought together thousands of individuals with disabilities and their family members for three days of information, training and networking each June. With 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 wide range of public and private resources, opportunities to find support by networking with other families, and unprecedented access to policy-making officials.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Annual Family Cafe was held as a virtual event. You can view online sessions from The 22nd Annual Family Cafe here. You can also see an interactive version of this document through this link.

We also made our Exhibit Hall virtual, and created a catalog of our participating exhibitors. View the 2020 Exhibitor’s Catalog through this link.

We definitely missed seeing everyone in Orlando, and we can’t wait to see you again when we host The 23rd Annual Family Cafe on June 11-13, 2021!

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The Family Cafe Disability Advocacy Hour Podcast - Episode 3: 30 Years of the ADA with Bobby Silverstein

The third episode of The Family Café Disability Advocacy Hour Podcast is now available!

With the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act coming up on July 26th, we’ve placed the focus on the ADA, what it means, and how it came to be.


To give us a first-hand view, we’ve invited our friend Bobby Silverstein, who served as staff director and chief counsel for the Senate Subcommittee on Disability Policy, chaired by Senator Tom Harkin during the time when the ADA was making its way through Congress. He shares his stories about how the ADA came to be, explores what it meant for the disability movement, and lets us know what lessons today’s advocates can apply in their own work.


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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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