The September CAN Newsletter
The September 2019 edition of our Change Agent Network newsletter is here!
While it might seem like it wasn't that long ago that the state legislative session came to a close, it's already time to start thinking about this year's session, which officially begins in January. In the meantime, there are a series of committee weeks scheduled for the fall. The first article in this month's newsletter reviews the schedule for those committee weeks, and highlights important news about information the legislature has requested from APD as it examines the issue of how best to fund Florida's Home and Community Based Waiver. This is the right time to get your legislator's attention, before the hectic session opens, so we've included links on how to contact your State Senator and Representative.
The newsletter also includes information on the Presentation Proposal process for The 22nd Annual Family Cafe. If you would like to submit a presentation, or if you know someone in your community that would be a good fit for our event, be sure to check out the presentation info here.
Finally, there's an item to provide a preview of our newest initiative, FROM, the Family-Run Organization Movement. The idea behind FROM is to help local and regional family and youth-run organizations develop, thrive, and connect the people they serve with information and resources on a local level, much as The Family Cafe does for the state.
You can check out the latest edition of the CAN Newsletter here!
The CAN Newsletter for July
The Family Cafe is pleased to share the July edition of the Change Agent Network newsletter!
This edition of the CAN newsletter features information on preparing for hurricane season, APD's plans for an IBudget redesign, and some thoughts on getting ready for the new school year, especially if you have a transition-age youth in your household.
Remember, the CAN newsletter is all about you, and keeping you connected with the information you need. If you have a suggestion about an issue or topic that you'd like to see addressed in the CAN newsletter, let us know!
Check out the July CAN newsletter here.
The May CAN Newsletter: Children's Mental Health, and a Legislative Recap
The May edition of the CAN Newsletter is now available!
This edition of the CAN Newsletter provides on overview of the 2019 annual state legislative session, with news about what passed, what failed, and how important the voice of advocates is in making the difference. It also includes recognition of Mental Health Month, and Children's Mental Health Week, both of which put a spotlight on the need to talk openly about mental health in the month of May. Finally, you will also find information about The 12th Annual Youth Summit, where our Florida Youth Council spreads the advocacy message among their peers with disabilities.
You can find the May CAN Newsletter online here.
The February CAN Newsletter: Get Ready for Session!
The February, 2019 edition of the CAN Newsletter is here!
This issue is all about getting advocates ready for the upcoming state legislative session, which officially opens on March 5th. Check it out to find out about committee weeks, bill filing deadlines, and other important dates to know as legislators begin their work in Tallahassee. It also includes information on the legislators in key positions on committees that will impact people with disabilities and The Family Cafe.
This is the time of year for advocates to start paying attention to the decisions being made at the state government level. So why not get ahead of the game by taking a look at the February CAN Newsletter?