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Florida’s Behavioral Health System for Children, Youth and Young Adults

Florida’s behavioral health system has undergone significant changes over the last five years, resulting in a system that is confusing and challenging for parents, caregivers and professionals assisting them. This presentation provides an overview of Florida’s current behavioral health system for children, youth, and young adults. Participants learn about what agencies provide behavioral health services, what services and supports are covered by the department, and how to access them. In addition, the presenters provide resource information targeted to parents, caregivers and youth. The presentation also provides an overview of System of Care Principles which the Department of Children and Families is working to infuse into the service delivery system.

Florida’s Behavioral Health System for Children, Youth and Young Adults


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.

Policy Development by Gary de Carolis

This workshop will help participants to understand the role policy development plays in creating mechanisms, rights and supports to sustain the work of building community-based systems for people with disabilities.  We will explore interagency agreements, memorandum of understanding and statuettes as vehicle to transform the good work of communities form informal to formal mechanisms. Click here.

Governor's Summit 2013

This year The Family Café is pleased to return to its tradition of hosting Florida’s Governor. Governor Rick Scott, our state’s 45th Governor, joined Family Café attendees on Friday evening at 6:00 for a conversation on trends and policies that impact the disability community. We hope you take advantage of this chance to hear directly from Florida’s leading elected official.

Governor's Summit 2013

Sunday Keynote with Zach Anner

The Sunday keynote at The 16th Annual Family Cafe featured self-advocate and comedian Zach Anner. Zach Anner has cerebral palsy, but that has not stopped him from landing his dream job of becoming a comedian and television host. He came to national attention while competing on Oprah Winfrey’s “Your Own Show, Oprah’s Search for the Next T.V. Star.” After winning the competition, he went on to host “Rollin’ with Zach,” which aired on the OWN network and received the Barbara Jordan Media Award for Entertainment in 2012. He then went on to start his own entertainment company and produced and hosted the Internet powered travel show, “Riding Shotgun with Zach Anner,” and the upbeat comedic workout series, “Workout Wednesdays.” He has been featured in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Austin Monthly, and New Mobility and has been interviewed by dozens of national news organizations, including ABC, Fox News, and CNN’s Human Factor. He recently moved to Los Angeles where he is hosting a new series called “Have a Little Faith,” in which he uses his humor and charm to explore lesser-known religions, presenting them from the point of view of true believers. Its second season is currently being released on Soul Pancake. In this keynote at The 16th Annual Family Cafe, he tells the compelling story of his unusual career path, the development of his work ethic,and how he continues to break down barriers and attain success in the competitive business of entertainment.

Sunday Keynote with Zach Anner 

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