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Friday Keynote: A Screening of Lives Worth Living

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Opening Keynote at The 17th Annual Family Cafe featured a screeing of the film Lives Worth Living hosted by producer Alison Gilkey  and director Eric Neudel. This film tells the story of the disability rights movement through first-hand accounts from courageous activists that fought to bring the ADA into being.

Friday Keynote: A Screening of Lives Worth Living

The 19th Annual Governor's Summit on Disabilities

At The 19th Annual Family Cafe, the organization continued its tradition of connecting Annual Family Café attendees with elected officials and policy makers at the highest level of government to foster a productive dialogue about the issues facing Floridians with disabilities and the impact public policy has on their daily
lives. The Annual Governor’s Summit on Disabilities presents a unique opportunity to hear from leaders of both the Executive and Legislative branches of our state government, as well as representatives of multiple State Agencies that serve people with disabilities in our state.

Governor Rick Scott was elected to office in 2010, and is now in his second term as Florida’s chief executive. He was joined by leaders from State Agencies that serve Floridians with disabilities. Together, they shared their vision for Florida's service delivery system, and their thoughts on building more inclusive, accessible communities throughout Florida.

The 19th Annual Governor's Summit on Disabilities

Meet Bambi Lockman, Bureau Chief in the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, Florid

Bambi Lockman will speak about some of the latest initiatives and activities within the Bureau during the first part of the session. She will then demonstrate the ESE Process web system in the second portion of her presentation. Given at the 9th Annual Family Cafe Conference. Click here.

Discover Health From Within: Create and Live Optimal & Dynamic Health

Discover Health From Within is about expanding one’s perspective about who we are, the sources of our illnesses and diseases, and the ways in which we can optimize our health and live from a dynamic place where dreams once again seem possible. It is about making informed choices about optimal health solutions.

This training offers new approaches to health and wellness that are based on research that combines study of the physical body with that of the spiritual, emotional and psychological self. New understanding that accounts for both the neurological and the psychological has illuminated the powerful connections between our mind and body. Research has shown how these connections inform our healing processes, and have opened up new approaches to wellness. This new perspective is too often not readily available to families with a member with a mental illness or disability.

Part One of Discover Health from Within

Part Two of Discover Health from Within


The 16th Annual Governor's Summit on Disabilities

Florida’s Governor, Rick Sott joined Family Café attendees for a conversation on trends and policies that impact the disability community at The 16th Annual Family Cafe. This presented a unique opportunity to hear directly from Florida’s leading elected official. The Governor was joined by State Senator Bill Galvano, who represents District 26, and Chairs the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education. He is a long-time advocate for people with disabilities and supporter of The Family Café, and he was able to share a legislative perspective on Florida’s disability policy.

The 16th Annual Governor's Summit on Disabilities

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