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Self-Advocacy Events & Conferences

FL SAND Local Grassroots Group Meetings

Ongoing

FL SAND local groups meet regularly in their communities. See the FL SAND local group page to find a group in your community.

TASH Annual Conference

December 1-3, 2022
Phoenix

The TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. Limited financial assistance may be available.

Idelio Valdes Leadership and Advocacy Award

Applications due
Winter 2023

Annual self-advocacy and leadership award given by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council at Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day at the State Capitol. 

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day


March 13-14, 2023
Tallahassee

 

DD advocacy groups and self-advocates meet in Tallahassee for meetings with legislators. Email Margaret Hooper at the FDDC for more information: margaretd@fddc.org

The Family Cafe Annual Conference

June 9-11, 2023
Orlando

The Annual Family Cafe brings together thousands of Floridians with disabilities and their family members for three days of information, training, and networking each June. Limited financial assistance can be applied for as part of the registration process, which begins in February.

Partners in Policy Making 2022 Class

June 30, 2023
Application Deadline

Partners in Policy Making is a leadership and advocacy training program that teaches individuals with developmental disabilities and parents to become community leaders and catalysts for systems change.

Florida Youth Council 15th Annual Summit

August  2023 TBA
Orlando

Self-advocacy summer camp for ages 15-30, typically held at a conference hotel in Orlando. The Florida Youth Council is a program of Family Café.

Florida Self-Advocacy Conference

August 18-20, 2023

The Florida Self-Advocacy Conference is for members of FL SAND's local self-advocacy groups and all self-advocates in Florida. Held every other year, it is the largest gathering of self-advocates and their allies in Florida.

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Ongoing

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