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The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe Videos

Behaviorally Challenged Students, Advocating for Appropriate Supports

Students with behavioral health needs are often removed from the classroom missing out on important instructional time. Many students are suspended, expelled, Baker Acted, or arrested for manifestations of their disability, and their behavior is often misunderstood. Learn how to advocate for appropriate supports and services, and when to request a Functional Behavior Assessment and Positive Behavior Intervention Plan. Also covered will be restraint and seclusion and how to keep your child safe.

The Gardiner Scholarship and the McKay Scholarship

The Department of Education’s Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice presents information about the Gardiner Scholarship Program and the John M. McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities. These programs were established to provide Florida parents and students with additional education options and they operate under the premise that parents should make decisions regarding their children’s education. The programs offer student-directed funding and parent-directed choices. The presentation includes a discussion of eligibility requirements, application options, approved uses for scholarship funds, and parent responsibilities under the programs.

The Gardiner Scholarship and the McKay Scholarship


How To Raise A Rocket Scientist For Fun and Profit

In this keynote speech, author and lecturer Steve Browne covers the highlights of his daughter’s incredible story, going from death to life and on to the stars. What were the lessons learned? And how can you think about maximizing the quality and options life has to offer to those people with special needs in your life? Listen to an incredible story that unfolds primarily through the eyes of a father who, in the end, has to admit that he did not so much raise his daughter… as she raised him.

How To Raise A Rocket Scientist For Fun and ProfitHow To Raise A Rocket Scientist For Fun and Profit

Sunday Keynote with Micah and Kelsey Fowler

This video is a recording of a keynote address by Micah and Kelsey Fowler presented at The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe, held June 15-17 2018 in Orlando, FL.

Micah is thrilled to be part of the amazing cast and crew of the ABC Network Television show, Speechless. At age 15, Micah made his feature film debut as “Barry” in Jason Reitman’s Labor Day, opposite Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin.
Sharing their personal journeys of pursuing Acting Careers, Micah and Kelsey Fowler share from their personal experiences of relentlessly chasing their dreams, living with passion, and living life with purpose. They challenge society’s perceptions and definitions of “disabled” and “normal,” and discuss a gem they learned along the way, the power of the words you speak.

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