19th Annual Family Cafe 2017

19th Annual Family Cafe 2017

The Family Cafe invites you to attend Florida’s premier event for people with disabilities, The Annual Family Cafe!

This year’s 19th Annual Family Cafe will be held on June 16-18, 2017 in Orlando. We hope to see you there! 

Online registration is now open. Follow this link to register!

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.

You can now view the full program for The 19th Annual Family Cafe online. To view a pdf of the program, click here!

The location for this year’s event will once again be the Hyatt Regency Orlando. At this time, the Hyatt is sold out for the weekend of The Annual Family Cafe. However, overflow space is available at three different hotels within walking distance: the Rosen Centre ($119/night), which can be reached at (800) 204-7234, the Hilton Orlando ($119/night), which can be reached at (407) 313-4300, and the Avanti Resort ($109/night), which can be reached at (855) 828-2684. Make sure to mention The Family Café to reserve a room in our block.

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.

At this time, available financial assistance has been distributed.

General information and driving directions are available here.

The 19th Annual 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!

You can find a pdf version of this year’s registration brochure here.

To get a taste of The Annual Family Cafe, check out the program from last year’s 18th Annual Family Cafe. It included 200 breakout sessions on relevant topics, a series of engaging keynote events, an Exhibit Hall with dozens of booths, and plenty of opportunities for connecting with other families. To view the program, click here!



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