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The Annual Family Cafe

Videos from The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe Now Available

Video recording from The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe are now available on The Family Cafe website!

The collection of videos from the event includes footage of all three keynote addresses, including the especially memorable appearance by Micah Fowler from TV's Speechless on Sunday afternoon. You can also view The 20th Anniversary Governor's Summit on Disabilities from Friday evening. There are recordings of a select number of breakout sessions available as well, addressing topics such as employment, self-advocacy, exceptional student education, and mental health.

Check out the video collection here.

Pictures from The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe

The Family Cafe is pleased to announced that the pictures from The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe are now available to view! The gallery includes nearly 700 pictures, with images of everything from the opening keynote and Governor's Summit on Friday, through the dance on Saturday, to the duck race and closing keynote on Sunday. There are also plenty of candid shots of Family Cafe attendees, so if you were on hand in Orlando, you might be lucky enough to find yourself in there!

We had a wonderful time hosting the event, and these pictures capture the fun, excitement and camaraderie that make The Annual Family Cafe so amazing. We hope you enjoy looking through them!

To access the gallery, click on the image below, or follow this link.

And remember, you can view all of our photos from past events on our flickr page here.

The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe

Reserve Your Exhibit Space at The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe

GilWms 160610 0529Exhibit space is now available for The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe, to be held June 15-17, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando!

The Annual Family Cafe is the ideal place to connect thousands of people with disabilities with your product, service or resource. It brings together an remarkably large audience of families, all of whom are searching for ways to improve the quality of life for their loved ones with disabilities. Last year's event attracted more than 10,000 registered attendees, and The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe is sure to draw an equally large crowd.

To reserve your place in our Exhibit Hall, simply complete the Exhibitor Form and send it to us by fax or email.

Space is also available for Micro-Enterprises. A Micro-Enterprise is a small business owned and operated by a person with a disability. To see if your business qualifies, and to reserves space, see the Micro-Enterprise Form. We'll look forward to seeing you in Orlando in June!

This Year's Annual Family Cafe

2018 cover The Family Cafe invites you to attend Florida's premier event for people with disabilities, The Annual Family Cafe!

Since 1998, The Annual Family Cafe 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.

The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe will be held on June 15-17, 2018 in Orlando. We hope to see you there!

 Online registration is now CLOSED.

On-site registration will be available at the Registration Desk begninning at 6:00 pm on Thursday, June 14th.

You can view and download the registration brochure here. Please feel free to share it with people with disabilities, families, and anyone else that may be interested in your community! 

The full program for The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe is now available.

This is the full program that will be distributed at The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe in Orlando, including a full listing of all breakout sessions with complete synopses, descriptions of all keynote events, and an up-to-date list of exhibitors. You can view the program online here.

Download the smartphone app for The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe!

The Family Cafe's smartphone app is a great way to stay on top of everything that will be happening over the course of the three day event. The app includes all of the information that can be found in the printed program, and more! Get it at https://www.gatherdigital.com/apps/2440/app_info.

The Family Cafe remains committed to connecting attendees with information and resources at minimal cost, so there is no registration fee for individuals with disabilities and their family members.

The Family Cafe also offers limited financial assistance to provide for the cost of hotel accommodations on-site at The Annual Family Cafe. Attendees can request assistance as part of the registration process. 

At this time, all financial assistance has been distributed by lottery.

The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Rooms are available at the Hyatt at the special event rate of $119/night. At this time,The Family Cafe room block at the Hyatt is full. While it may be possible to reserve a room at the Hyatt, it may be difficult to do so.  You can contact the Hyatt Regency directly at 407-284-1234.

Additional rooms are available at the overflow hotel, the Rosen Centre, which is located directly across the street from the Hyatt Regency. The Rosen Centre will honor the $119/night special event rate upon request. The Rosen Centre can be reached at 800-204-7234. Please be advised that you must make your reservation by May 23rd to get the special event rate. 

For regular updates and additional information, please join our mailing list . You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay in touch.

The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe promises to be a truly remarkable event for Floridians with disabilities and their families, and we very much hope you will be able to attend!

See you in June!

Pictures from The 19th Annual Family Cafe

The Family Cafe is pleased to share nearly 650 photos from The 19th Annual Family Cafe at the Hyatt Regency Orlando this past June! From the Thursday pre-conference trainings, through the keynote addresses and the Annual Governor's Summit on Disabilities, to the Duck Race on Sunday, everything that happened at this year's Annual Family Cafe is here in our photo gallery. If you were with us in Orlando, you might even find yourself in there!

We had a wonderful time hosting the event, and these pictures capture the fun, excitement and camaraderie that make The Annual Family Cafe so amazing. We hope you enjoy looking through them!

Click the image below to get to the gallery. And remember, you can find all of the pictures from Family Cafe events taken over the years on our flickr page here.

The 19th Annual Family Cafe

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