This Year's Annual Family Cafe
Online registration for The 21st Annual Family Cafe is now open!
The Annual Family Cafe is the nation's largest cross-disability event. Last year's 20th Anniversary Family Cafe attracted some 11,840 participants!
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 21st Annual Family Cafe will be held on June 7-9, 2019 in Orlando. We hope to see you there!
You can find the registration brochure for The 21st Annual Family Cafe here. Please feel free to reproduce the brochure and share it with people in your community.
The event program for The 21st Annual Family Cafe will be available in May. To get a sense of what to expect, check out the full program for The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe here.
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. In order to request financial assistance, you must register by Monday, April 1st.
The 21st Annual Family Cafe will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Rooms are available at the Hyatt at the special event rate of $129/night.
In the event that the Hyatt Regency Orlando is full, you can make a reservation at the special event rate of $124/night at two different overflow hotels: The Rosen Centre, which is directly across the street from the Hyatt, and The Rosen Plaza, which is 1/4 mile north of the Hyatt on International Drive. Contact The Rosen Centre at (800) 204-7234 and The Rosen Plaza at (800) 627-8258.
The 21st 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!