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Friday Keynote with Dan Marino and Tonier Cain

Friday June 6th at The 16th Annual Family Cafe featured a two-part keynote, with NFL great Dan Marino and trauma survivor and advocate Tonier Cain. Dan Marino shared his personal experience as the parent of a child with autism, and discussed the work being done by The Dan Marino Foundation to help people with disabilities. Tonier Cain shared her personal story of trauma and recovery, and offered insight into how asking what happened to a person can be much more illuminating that asking what is "wrong" with them.

Friday Keynote with Dan Marino and Tonier Cain

Delegate Roundtable: Mental Health

One of the best ways for people that are new to a situation to become educated about their options is to speak with someone that has “been there” and “done that.” This year at The 17th Annual Family Cafe, The Delegates hosted roundtable conversations where attendees could network with other attendees to share experiences and strategies that have worked for them. If you are a person with a mental health need or a family member, or if you have a particular challenge your family is facing, this session may provide the support and guidance you need.

Delegate Roundtable: Mental Health

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woTHQEpqWfc

The 18th Annual Governor's Summit on Disabilities

The Family Café is proud to continue 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.

The 18th Annual Governor's Summit on Disabilities

Florida's Behavioral Health System for Children, Youth and Young Adults

Florida’s behavioral health system has undergone significant changes over the last five years, resulting in a system that is confusing and challenging for parents, caregivers and professionals assisting them.  This presentation from The 19th Annual Family Cafe provides an overview of Florida’s current behavioral health system for children, youth, and young adults.  Participants learn about what agencies provide behavioral health services, what services and supports are covered by the Department of Children and Families, and how to access them. In addition, the presenters provide resource information targeted to parents, caregivers and youth.

Florida's Behavioral Health System for Children, Youth and Young Adults

Educating Wils: From Kindergarten to High School

Wils Van Bergen is a typical 16-year-old man with Down Syndrome who has been included in regular education classes since kindergarten with supports from exceptional education services. Despite a label of “trainable,” Wils hopes to attend college after graduation. This presentation will include a 7-minute documentary of Wils’ middle school experience with teacher, family and peer interviews. Click here.

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