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The Annual Family Cafe

This Year's Annual Family Cafe

family cafe 2020 visions 1104 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 Annual Family Cafe is the nation's largest cross-disability event. Last year's 21st Annual Family Cafe attracted some 11,840 participants!

The 22nd Annual Family Cafe will be held on June 5-7, 2020 in Orlando. We hope to see you there!

Online registration for The 22nd Annual Family Cafe will open on Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14th. You will be able to register here on our website at that time.

The Registration Brochure for The 22nd Annual Family Cafe is available for download here. It includes information on the event and how to register. Please feel free to share it with anyone in your community that might be interested in our event! 

Want to know more about what to expect at The Annual Family Cafe? Take a look at the event program for The 21st Annual Family Cafe, which was held in June of 2019.

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. Financial assistance is distributed through a lottery process; whether you register online, by mail, or by fax, your odds of receiving assistance are the same.

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

The 22nd Annual 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!

Reserve Your Exhibit Space at The 22nd Annual Family Cafe

The Exhibit Hall at The Annual Family CafeExhibit space is now available for The 22nd Annual Family Cafe, to be held June 5-7, 2020 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 a remarkably large audience of people with disabilities and their families, all of whom are searching for solutions to improve their quality of life. Last year's event attracted 12,842 registered attendees, and The 22nd Annual 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 reserve a space, see the Micro-Enterprise Form.

We'll look forward to seeing you in Orlando in June!

Pictures from The 21st Annual Family Cafe

GilWms 190607 1358We're excited to let you know that all of the pictures from The 21st Annual Family Cafe are now available in our online photo gallery!

The gallery includes more than 500 images, with shots of everything from the Bag Stuffing on Thursday evening to Sunday's Duck Race. You'll also find all of the pictures of attendees with Senator Galvano and our three keynote speakers, as well as plenty of photos from our Elvis-inspired Saturday night dance. Why not take a minute to relive the fun we had in Orlando this June, and see if you can find yourself in our gallery?

You can view the complete album from The 21st Annual Family Cafe here.

We also have all of our albums available for you to view anytime in our online gallery 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

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.

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