This Year's Annual Family Cafe
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 20th Anniversary Family Cafe will be held on June 15-17, 2018 in Orlando. We hope to see you there!
Online registration is now open. To register, follow this link.
You can also register by mailing or faxing a completed registration form to The Family Cafe office at any time. You can view and download the registration brochure here. Please feel free to share it with people with disabilities, families, and anyone else that may be interested in your community!
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. Whether you register online, by mail, or by fax, your chances of receiving financial assistance are the same.
In order to request financial assistance, you must register by Sunday, April 1st.
Financial assistance recipients will be selected by lottery, and notified of their status by April 15th.
The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Rooms are available at the Hyatt at the special event rate of $119/night. At this time, rooms with two queen beds are sold out, however, single king bed rooms remain available. Additional rooms with two double beds may become available after The Family Cafe's financial assistance rooming list is sent to the hotel in late April. You can contact the Hyatt Regency directly at 407-284-1234.
Additional rooms are available at the overflow hotel, the Rosen Centre, which is located directly across the street from the Hyatt Regency. The Rosen Centre will honor the $119/night special event rate upon request. The Rosen Centre can be reached at 800-204-7234.
The 20th 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!