July 13, 2018 | 2.4 min read

Take Out Your Pen and Paper at Family Café: Workshops and Educational Value

Post written by: Intern Kailee Sylvester

Family Café offers more resources than you could possibly take advantage of in 3 days. Workshops included low budget adaptive toy ideas, mobility lectures from physical therapists and physicians, networking sessions for families, adaptive scuba and paddleboarding, funding adaptive technologies, utilizing government funding and resources, just to name a few. I tried to even out my time at Family Café with educational and fun workshops from a variety of fields so I could get a little taste of everything there is to offer at Family Café.

July 13, 2018 | 2.1 min read

Putting the “Family” in “Family Café”: Community Activities and Interactions

Post written by: Intern Kailee Sylvester

After speaking with a number of families at the conference, I discovered how Family Café creates a unique space for families to meet and interact. Most of the people I spoke with, ranted and raved about Family Café. Every year, they mark their calendars so they can come to Orlando, reunite with old friends, and have a great time.

July 13, 2018 | 2.6 min read

Family Café- 20th Anniversary!

Post written by: Intern Kailee Sylvester

This year, Family Café celebrated their 20th year anniversary, with a superhero-themed, family-friendly weekend. Located in Orlando, this annual conference brings together people with disabilities, in miraculous ways. People with disabilities, and their families, have the opportunity to meet and network with the disabled community . In addition to this unique opportunity, the conference is also filled with information and resources from companies and organizations, who are actively involved in the community. My experiences ranged from meeting with park representatives from Gatorland, which I discovered has the only wheelchair accessible zipline in Florida, to specialists from financial companies like Able United, which allow thousands of people with disabilities an unprecedented way to save money. I also got to shoot a bow and arrow for the first time! And these were merely a few of the experiences that I had!