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Being Healthy With A Disability

Being healthy requires a whole body approach, especially when someone has a disability. It is about a body and mind and so much more. What does it mean to be healthy but not to have to friend to spend time with? What does it mean to be healthy, but have no dreams and ambitions? The FYC members will discuss these questions much more in this session.

Being Healthy With A Disability

Meet Dr. Verra-Tirado, Chief, Bureau of Exceptional Ed and Student Services, FDOE

In this session, Dr. Verra-Tirado provides participants with an update on the latest initiatives and activities of the Bureau, which administers education programs for students with disabilities, coordinates student services throughout the state, and participates in multiple inter-agency efforts designed to strengthen the quality and variety of services available to students with special needs.

Meet Dr. Verra-Tirado, Chief, Bureau of Exceptional Ed and Student Services, FDOE

Developing a Trauma Informed System of Care using System of Care Values

In this presentation we will discuss why the development of a trauma-informed system of care is important to a community, and how to develop it around the system of care values of being family driven, youth-guided, community-based and culturally and linguistically competent. A discussion of the development of the Whole Child Leon-PACT Partnership will provide a real life experience of developing a strengths-based system of service provision and family empowerment, that by its very nature is a trauma-informed system of care.

Developing a Trauma Informed System of Care using System of Care Values

Saturday Keynote: Jack Levine, ABLE United - United, We Are Able

Keynote from The 18th Annual Family Cafe, June 10-12, 2016 in Orlando, FL.

Premiering at the 18th Annual Family Café is an informational session on a revolutionary piece of legislation for Floridians with disabilities. After eight years of advocating for a way to save and grow assets, the Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act has been passed into law, and Florida is one of the first states to launch the program – ABLE United.

A $2,000 asset limit is no longer a barrier! ABLE United now allows for the creation of savings and investment accounts for Floridians with disabilities without negatively impacting Supplemental Security Income or Medicaid. Increase your savings through tax-free growth! Come learn about the ABLE Act and how ABLE United can provide you and your family financial freedom. The ABLE Act was championed at the national level by Florida’s Congressman Ander Crenshaw and in the state by Senate President Andrew Gardiner and Representative Ray Rodrigues, to provide new opportunities for the disability community. Florida has been a national leader on the ABLE Act, with Florida Prepaid College Board Deputy Executive Director Will Thompson emerging as a foremost expert and an integral part of ABLE United’s implementation.

For even more information on ABLE United, go to AbleUnited.com.

Saturday Keynote: Jack Levine, ABLE United - United, We Are Able

Mental Health and Secondary Transition: What Families Need to Know

Youth with mental health disabilities are often at risk for dropping out of high school, leading to poor post-school outcomes, such as employment and post-secondary education. This presentation provides an overview of the role mental health plays in secondary transition for students with emotional/behavioral disabilities (E/BD) or mental health concerns, including key elements of a successful transition. Utilizing expertise from two discretionary projects, one focused on supporting students with E/BD (SEDNET), and one focused on secondary transition (Project 10), the presentation is tailored to identify resources and supports available to students and families during secondary transition.

Mental Health and Secondary Transition: What Families Need to Know

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