Disability Conferences Coming Up

By Director Barbara Palmer

The Empower Florida conference is coming up on May 25 and 26 in Orlando at the DoubleTree by Hilton at SeaWorld, 10100 International Drive. If you are an iBudget waiver provider or an ALF owner, you do not want to miss this opportunity to learn about business development resources. In service training credits will be issued for qualified breakout sessions.

The following elected officials have been confirmed for the legislative panel:

Learn more and register at empower-florida.com.

In addition, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities will have a huge presence at the 20th Annual Family Café and Governor’s Summit on Disabilities coming up June 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando. APD will have speakers at 16 different presentations throughout the three-day conference.

The Family Café offers people with disabilities and their families a welcoming environment to educate themselves about organizations and resources that are available in Florida. Families and organizations must work together to find solutions to meet the needs of everyone. APD has an online Resource Directory at APDcares.org, which offers community solutions when government resources are not available.

We welcome you to come by the APD booth while attending the conference. Please visit www.familycafe.net to register.

As you can see, these are two great opportunities to learn more about services to people with developmental disabilities. The more informed we are, the better we can help those in need.