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The Annual Family Cafe

This Year's Annual Family Cafe

2019 cover Online registration for The 21st Annual Family Cafe is now open!

Click Here The Family Cafe invites you to attend Florida's premier event for people with disabilities, The Annual Family Cafe!

The Annual Family Cafe is the nation's largest cross-disability event. Last year's 20th Anniversary Family Cafe attracted some 11,840 participants!

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 21st Annual Family Cafe will be held on June 7-9, 2019 in Orlando. We hope to see you there!

Register for The 21st Annual Family Cafe here.

You can find the registration brochure for The 21st Annual Family Cafe here. Please feel free to reproduce the brochure and share it with people in your community.

The event program for The 21st Annual Family Cafe will be available in May. To get a sense of what to expect, check out the full program for The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe here.

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. Financial assistance is distributed through a lottery process; whether you register online, by mail, or by fax, your odds of receiving assistance are the same.

The 21st Annual Family Cafe will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Rooms are available at the Hyatt at the special event rate of $129/night.

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The 21st 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!

The 2019 Women's Summit: Ignite Life with a Holistic Approach to Well Being

WS coverThe Family Cafe is pleased to announce that registration is now available for The 2019 Women's Summit: Ignite Life with a Holistic Approach to Well Being.

The Women's Summit is The Family Cafe's pre-conference event designed specifically to support and revitalize women with disabilities and female caregivers. This year's summit is scheduled for Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

At the 2019 Women’s Summit, you will learn about a holistic approach to your overall wellbeing.  You will return home refreshed and revitalized with information and practices that transform lives. For more information about the presentations and presenters, click here. Watch what people are saying about the Women’s Summit here.

The mandatory fee for the Women’s Summit is $25 and includes a catered luncheon. The fee is due at time of registration. Limited financial assistance is available for lodging only. If you would like to attend, please complete the registration form and return it to The Family Café by email to info@familycafe.net, fax to (850) 224-4674, or mail to 820 E. Park Ave., Suite F-100, Tallahassee, FL 32301.

Registration is limited, and is on a first-come, first-served basis until the 2019 Women’s Summit is FULL! Registrations will be accepted through Friday, May 17th, 2019. No registrations will be accepted at the door. This event is specifically designed for women. Please make other arrangements for children and spouses.


Reserve Your Exhibit Space at The 21st Annual Family Cafe

The Exhibit Hall at The Annual Family CafeExhibit space is now available for The 21st Annual Family Cafe, to be held June 7-9, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando!

The Annual Family Cafe is the ideal place to connect thousands of people with disabilities with your product, service or resource. It brings together an remarkably large audience of families, all of whom are searching for ways to improve the quality of life for their loved ones with disabilities. Last year's event attracted more than 11,840 registered attendees, and The 21st Annual Family Cafe is sure to draw an equally large crowd.

To reserve your place in our Exhibit Hall, simply complete the Exhibitor Form and send it to us by fax or email.

Space is also available for Micro-Enterprises. A Micro-Enterprise is a small business owned and operated by a person with a disability. To see if your business qualifies, and to reserves space, see the Micro-Enterprise Form. We'll look forward to seeing you in Orlando in June!

Pictures from The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe

The Family Cafe is pleased to announced that the pictures from The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe are now available to view! The gallery includes nearly 700 pictures, with images of everything from the opening keynote and Governor's Summit on Friday, through the dance on Saturday, to the duck race and closing keynote on Sunday. There are also plenty of candid shots of Family Cafe attendees, so if you were on hand in Orlando, you might be lucky enough to find yourself in there!

We had a wonderful time hosting the event, and these pictures capture the fun, excitement and camaraderie that make The Annual Family Cafe so amazing. We hope you enjoy looking through them!

To access the gallery, click on the image below, or follow this link.

And remember, you can view all of our photos from past events on our flickr page here.

The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe

Videos from The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe Now Available

Video recording from The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe are now available on The Family Cafe website!

The collection of videos from the event includes footage of all three keynote addresses, including the especially memorable appearance by Micah Fowler from TV's Speechless on Sunday afternoon. You can also view The 20th Anniversary Governor's Summit on Disabilities from Friday evening. There are recordings of a select number of breakout sessions available as well, addressing topics such as employment, self-advocacy, exceptional student education, and mental health.

Check out the video collection here.

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