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The 21st Annual Family Cafe Videos

Saturday Keynote: Bill Klein (The Little Couple) at the 21st Annual Family Cafe

A keynote address with the executive producer and co-star of TLC’s hit television show The Little Couple, Bill Klein. Bill is a disability advocate, and a serial entrepreneur who has grown successful businesses in healthcare and retail. He is also the author of Think Big: Overcoming Obstacles with Optimism.

View "Saturday Keynote: Bill Klein (The Little Couple) at the 21st Annual Family Cafe" here.

Meet Dr. Verra-Tirado, Chief, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services

Dr. Verra-Tirado provides participants with an update on the latest initiatives and activities of the bureau, which administers education programs for students with disabilities, coordinates student services throughout the state, and participates in multiple inter-agency efforts designed to strengthen the quality and variety of services available to students with special needs.

View "Meet Dr. Verra-Tirado, Chief, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services" here.

Introduction to the Consumer Directed Care Plus (CDC+) Program

Have you ever wondered what CDC+ is and if it is right for you? The Agency for Persons with Disabilities will provide an overview of the CDC+ program. This presentation will provide you with an introduction to CDC+ and give a brief overview of program requirements. Bring any questions you have about CDC+; we’ll be happy to answer as many as time will allow.

View "Introduction to the Consumer Directed Care Plus (CDC+) Program" here.

Transition: Taking the Next Steps

Growing up can be tough and navigating the system as a person with a disability can be even more difficult. However, with the right information and persistence you can make transitioning a breeze! Attendees will learn about early steps transitioning from ages zero to three as well as school age transitioning and going from school into the workforce. Resources like Assistive Technology follows a Child (FS 1003.575) and Project 10: Florida’s Transition Education Network will be discussed giving you the knowledge to begin taking the steps to get what you need as a person with a disability in whatever stage of transition you are in.

View "Transition: Taking the Next Steps" here.

Application, Eligibility, and Enrollment for Participation in APD Services

This session will provide helpful information about who is eligible to receive services from the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (“APD”), the application and eligibility determination criteria, and the enrollment requirements for participation in Florida’s Medicaid Individual Budgeting (iBudget) waiver. The session will also cover the Waiting List for enrollment on the waiver, the Waiting List Priority Categories, and what happens when there has been a change in circumstance in the person’s life or that of their caregiver(s).

View "Application, Eligibility, and Enrollment for Participation in APD Services" here.

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