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The 19th Annual Family Cafe Videos

Finding Employment and Employees

Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature have continued to allocate funding to the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) to support individuals on the iBudget Waiver Waiting List in nding and maintaining competitive employment. This program is called the Employment Enhancement Project (EEP).

In this session from The 19th Annual Family Cafe, APD staff discuss the EEP and how APD can help individuals on the iBudget Waiting List receive services to obtain or maintain employment or participate in internship opportunities that can help them gain skills that increase their likelihood of gaining competitive employment. This session also examines how businesses can benefit from finding employment.

Finding Employment and Employees

Family-Run Organization Summit

The Family Cafe hosted a Family-Run Organization Summit in conjunction with The 19th Annual Family Cafe. It brought together leaders of family-run organizations to explore, strengthen and pursue a unified voice to better serve Florida’s families, youth and children.

Florida’s family-run organizations continue to develop, grow, and provide services to our families, youth and children. Despite their progress, family-runs have not yet collaborated towards articulating a joint vision that would serve to unify and empower their collective voice. Consequently, we have not seized the opportunity to benefit from a unified, empowered voice that can be more effective at contributing to policy formation, service design, and funding allocation at the statewide level.

This Summit addressed that need.

Family-Run Organization Summit

Trauma and Individuals with Disabilities

This presentation offers a brief overview of trauma and why everyone should be aware of its importance: What is trauma and what are some possible causes of trauma; The importance of taking trauma into consideration in all aspects of life and care; The potential effects of trauma; Potential causes and the impact of trauma, specifically on individuals with disabilities; Available therapies for trauma; and What is trauma-informed care? Available resources related to trauma-informed are provided.

Trauma and Individuals with Disabilities

Behavioral Health Services within the Community and School

In this session from The 19th Annual Family Cafe, Disability Rights Florida offers instruction on how to navigate and obtain behavioral health services in the community and in schools. The presentation focuses on wraparound services, community based services, accessing services in the school setting, and trauma informed care. The main objective is to provide the essential tools to advocate for needed behavioral health services.

Behavioral Health Services within the Community and School

Navigating the Paperwork Maze

In this session from The 19th Annual Family Cafe, the presenters take participants on a journey exploring resources and tools included in a binder that will untangle the paperwork maze. Parents create a resource binder that contains a collection of educationally relevant documentation and activities that can assist parents in maintaining records and facilitate a greater sense of partnership between schools and home. Parents of students with disabilities at all grade levels learn how to create a binder that includes all tools necessary to organize, guide, and empower them to actively engage in the planning of their child’s educational career.

Navigating the Paperwork Maze

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