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 CLOSED.
On-site registration will be available at the Registration Desk begninning at 6:00 pm on Thursday, June 14th.
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 full program for The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe is now available.
This is the full program that will be distributed at The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe in Orlando, including a full listing of all breakout sessions with complete synopses, descriptions of all keynote events, and an up-to-date list of exhibitors. You can view the program online here.
Download the smartphone app for The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe!
The Family Cafe's smartphone app is a great way to stay on top of everything that will be happening over the course of the three day event. The app includes all of the information that can be found in the printed program, and more! Get it at https://www.gatherdigital.com/apps/2440/app_info.
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.
At this time, all financial assistance has been distributed by lottery.
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,The Family Cafe room block at the Hyatt is full. While it may be possible to reserve a room at the Hyatt, it may be difficult to do so. 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. Please be advised that you must make your reservation by May 23rd to get the special event rate.
The 20th Anniversary 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!