Self-Advocacy Events & Conferences
TASH Annual Conference
December 2-4, 2021
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
Early January 2022
Annual self-advocacy and leadership award given by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council at Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day at the State Capitol.
The Family Cafe Annual Conference
May 27-28, 2022
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, 2022
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 5-7, 2022
Self-advocacy summer camp for ages 15-30, typically held at a conference hotel in Orlando. Check back for 2022 details. The Florida Youth Council is a program of Family Café.
FL SAND Conference
2023 Date TBA
The FL SAND biennial conference is for members of FL SAND's local self-advocacy groups and all self-advocates in Florida. It's the largest gathering of self-advocates and their allies in Florida.