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March 23, 2017   8:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Spring Break Respite Camp
The Arc of Palm Beach County is hosting a week of respite camp for spring break for students ages 4 to 15. The cost for the respite camp is $200 per week.

Registration and payment due by March 13.


Event Organizer
The Arc of Palm Beach County

Event Contact Information:
1201 Australian Ave
Riveria Beach FL 33404
561-721-2818
arcpbc.org

Event Coordinator
Family Services Office
respite@arcpbc.org
Flyer
March 23, 2017   9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time
 Sacred Heart to Provide Free-Health Screenings in March
During March, Sacred Heart Health System will provide free heart-health and osteoporosis screenings at several locations in Pensacola, Cantonment, Beulah and Century for the poor, elderly or uninsured. Heart-health screenings will measure blood pressure, blood sugar and total cholesterol, and can detect anemia. The screenings are helpful in diagnosing conditions that put people at high risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes and other health problems. Osteoporosis screenings measure bone density. The following heart-health screening is scheduled for March 23 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Fricker Center, 900 N. “F” St., Pensacola. For more information about Sacred Heart's ''Mission in Motion'' community-health screenings, please call 850-416-7826.

Event Organizer
Sacred Heart Health

Event Contact Information:
Fricker Center
900 N F Street
Pensacola FL
850-416-7826
www.sacred-heart.org/news

March 23, 2017   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Honest Visions: Artists and Autism Exhibition
Please join the FSU Museum of Fine Arts in celebrating a new exhibition, Honest Visions: Artists and Autism.

Honest Visions features exceptional two and three-dimensional works by artists with autism. Each artist encounters his or her neurological differences with uniquely fascinating expressions, yet a common thread of authenticity ties the artistic manifestations together. They represent truth, sincerity, and unabashed personal declarations.

As Mikaela Sheldt once remarked about the truth she finds in her art, “It’s not about making paintings, it’s about conveying that truth most effectively, most honestly and most vulnerably.”

Honest Visions is the first invitational exhibition in the Artists and Autism series presented by the FSU Autism Institute and the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities in partnership with VSA Florida.

The exhibition will be open during regular MOFA hours.


Event Organizer
FSU Museum of Fine Arts

Event Contact Information:
Florida State University
Fine Arts Building (FAB) 250
Tallahassee FL
850-644-1250
arthistory.fsu.edu
arthistory@fsu.edu

March 23, 2017   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Caring for Yourself Counts Too!
So often we forget about ourselves trying to help those that need us. But everyone deserves self-care. Just because you have a child with special needs, it does not mean that you are not worthy of love and caring for yourself.

In this training, we will look at ways to manage your time, strategies for coping with caregiver stress, and the value of taking time for yourself. We look forward to seeing you on March 23rd, 2017 at 11 AM.

*This training will be offered both on site and online on Thursday, March 23rd. If you are choosing to participate online please be sure to register using the online ticket option. Registration for this event will close on Wednesday, March 22nd.


Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Room 411
Boca Raton FL 33431

www.eventbrite.com/e/caring-for-yourself-counts-too-tickets-29305903747

Event Coordinator
Miriam Moreno-Duany

March 23, 2017   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Caring for Yourself Counts Too!
So often we forget about ourselves trying to help those that need us. But everyone deserves self-care. Just because you have a child with special needs, it does not mean that you are not worthy of love and caring for yourself.

In this training, we will look at ways to manage your time, strategies for coping with caregiver stress, and the value of taking time for yourself. We look forward to seeing you on March 23rd, 2017 at 11 AM.

*This training will be offered both on site and online on Thursday, March 23rd. If you are choosing to participate online please be sure to register using the online ticket option. Registration for this event will close on Wednesday, March 22nd.


Event Organizer
FAU Card

Event Contact Information:
Online and at Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Rm 411
Boca Raton FL 33431

www.eventbrite.com/e/caring-for-yourself-counts-too-tickets-29305903747

March 23, 2017   12:00 PM - 5:30 PM Central Time
 Escambia County's Play, Learn, Grown
Escambia County's Play, Learn, Grow will present a special spring break program from 12 pm to 5:30 pm, March 20-24 at Marie K. Young/Wedgewood Community Center and Park, 6405 Wagner Road. The program is free and open to youth in kindergarten through 12th grade, including those who never have participated in the Play, Learn, Grow after-school program. The program will provide a stimulating environment for students during spring break, with recreational activities and games throughout the week. Activities include basketball, volleyball, kickball, electronic and board games, hands-on projects and arts and crafts. Registration is required and can be completed from 3-5:30 pm, Monday through Friday at the Wedgewood Community Center. For more information, contact Community Center coordinator, Shurlitha Jones at 426-1234 or email shjones@myescambia.com.

Event Contact Information:
Marie K. Young/Wedgewood Community Center and Park
6405 Wagner Road
Pensacola FL 32505
850-426-1234

Event Coordinator
Shurlitha Jones
shjones@myescambia.com

March 23, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Small Claims and Landlord-Tenant Informational Clinics
Leon County Courthouse Annex, Courtroom 1
1920 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303

An informational clinic describing the small claims process and the handling of landlord tenant disputes, how to file, and follow through. This is a great opportunity to meet with employees of the Leon County Clerk’s Office, a private lawyer, and county judge about information they need to process claims in the County Civil/Small Claims Division of the Leon County Clerk’s Office. No appointment is necessary and there is no fee. Contact John at john@lsnf.org for more details.


Event Organizer
Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.

Event Contact Information:
Leon County Courthouse, Annex, Courtroom 1
1920 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee FL 32303


Event Coordinator
John
john@lsnf.org

March 23, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 "A Conversation with Attorney, Mary Beth Kelly"
If you are a parent, or caregiver, of a special needs individual you will not want to miss this informative presentation by attorney Mary Beth Kelly from the law firm Thompson, Evangelo & Kelly, P.A. This is an opportunity to learn about Special Needs Trusts, Conservatorship, Guardianships, and the rules and benefits of Able Accounts. This is a free event to the community and all are welcome to attend. Supervised childcare provided. This event is provided to enlighten parents & caregivers on what they need to know in order to protect their loved ones. Please come join us!

Event Organizer
Special Needs Ability Program (S.N.A.P.)

Event Contact Information:
Identity Church
777 Deltona Blvd., Suite 25
Deltona FL 32725
800-816-5235

Event Coordinator
Jamie Grover

March 23, 2017   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Central Time
 Educational Meeting
Fourth Thursday Educational Meeting, Thursday, March 23rd, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, at The Pavilion at West Florida Hospital, 2191 E Johnson Avenue (corner of Johnson & N Davis Hwy). The Educational Meeting is led by an expert.

Event Organizer
The Pavilion at West Florida Hospital

Event Contact Information:
The Pavilion at West Florida Hospital
2191 E Johnson Avenue
Pensacola FL
850-208-1609
namipensacola.com
namipensacola@gmail.com

March 23, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Autism Speaker Series: Liane Holliday-Willey
Professor Liane Holliday Willey, who holds a doctorate in psycholinguistics, was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when she was 35 years old. Since her diagnosis Liane has focused her academic research on female’s with Asperger syndrome and communication skills for people on the spectrum.

Liane is the author of the new book Safety Skills for Asperger Women: How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life, and the author of the international best selling books Pretending to be Normal: Living with Aspergers Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence: Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between, Asperger Syndrome in the Family: Redefining Normal. She is also the Senior Editor of Autism Spectrum Quarterly, a blogger for Psychology Today and a consultant with B.R.A.I.N.S. – the Behavioral Resources and Institute for Neuropsychological Services.


Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
St Lucie School District Board Room
4204 Okeechobee Road
Fort Pierce FL 34947
561-212-8058
www.eventbrite.com/e/autism-speaker-series-liane-holliday-willey-tickets-29833345339

Event Coordinator
Mercedes Pagano
paganom@fau.edu

March 23, 2017   6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 IEP Series: Rights and Responsibilities
This workshop will examine the rights of parents of children with disabilities. As a parent of a child who has been referred for special education services or who is already receiving special education services, you and your child have certain rights which are protected by state and federal law.

Presented by Suzanne Lane of Family Network on Disabilities. Online link will be sent by Suzanne the day before the event.


Event Organizer
FAU Card

Event Contact Information:
ONLINE


www.eventbrite.com/e/rights-and-responsibilities-tickets-29442655776

March 24, 2017   6:00 AM - 6:00 PM Central Time
 Florida Mission of Mercy (FLA-MOM)
The Florida Mission of Mercy (FLA-MOM) is a two day clinic which provides free dental care to the underserved and uninsured in Florida-those that would otherwise go without dental care. The Florida Mission of Mercy is a first-come, first-serve event with a goal of treating 2,000 patients in two days. Every year, the Florida Mission of Mercy project is held in a different location throughout the state. This year this free clinic is being held in Pensacola. Preference is being given to veterans and it is recommended that all who wish to be seen arrive early, as typically hundreds of people have to be turned away. Clinic dates: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6 am to Saturday, March 25, 2017. Location: Woodham Middle School, 150 E. Burgess Rd, Pensacola, FL 32503.

Event Contact Information:
Woodham Middle School
150 E. Burgess Road
Pensacola FL 32503

https://vimeo.com/170518958

March 24, 2017   8:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Spring Break Respite Camp
The Arc of Palm Beach County is hosting a week of respite camp for spring break for students ages 4 to 15. The cost for the respite camp is $200 per week.

Registration and payment due by March 13.


Event Organizer
The Arc of Palm Beach County

Event Contact Information:
1201 Australian Ave
Riveria Beach FL 33404
561-721-2818
arcpbc.org

Event Coordinator
Family Services Office
respite@arcpbc.org
Flyer
March 24, 2017   8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 PBIS Live Stream Watch Party - Chipley PAEC
Join us at our live-streaming watch party to follow the PBIS (Working Together to Improve Student Behavior) two-day conference.

Event Organizer
Family Network on Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
Panhandle Area Educational Consortium
753 W. Boulevard
Chipley FL 32428

www.fndusa.org/pbs

Event Coordinator
Mishelle Hidle
mishelle.hidle@paec.org

March 24, 2017   8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 It Takes a Village
It Takes a Village
Working Together To Improve Student Behavior:
Practical Applications of Positive Behavior Support
Engaging collaboration between families and educators to build a unified vision in approach to behavioral intervention in homes and schools.
Speakers: Nationally recognized experts, including Dr. Kent McIntosh, Don Kencaid, Meme Heineman, and Lisa Fox.


Event Organizer
St Lucie School District

Event Contact Information:
4204 Okeechobee Rd
Ft Pierce FL
772-429-4585

Event Coordinator
Chritine Jordan

March 24, 2017   9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time
 2017 Annual Training in Transition
This training is dedicated to helping employment and job development professionals become more successful in achieving competitive integrated employment outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities, including those with the most significant disabilities.
Attendees will learn to use customized employment tools of the discovery profile to build a customized plan of employment and techniques to facilitate and support people with disabilities to gain customized jobs in competitive employment.


Event Organizer
Children's Services Council of Broward County

Event Contact Information:
520 NW 3rs Street
Pompano Beach FL
954-786-4585

Event Coordinator
Stacey Hoaglund
jmaia@aol.com

March 24, 2017   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Honest Visions: Artists and Autism Exhibition
Please join the FSU Museum of Fine Arts in celebrating a new exhibition, Honest Visions: Artists and Autism.

Honest Visions features exceptional two and three-dimensional works by artists with autism. Each artist encounters his or her neurological differences with uniquely fascinating expressions, yet a common thread of authenticity ties the artistic manifestations together. They represent truth, sincerity, and unabashed personal declarations.

As Mikaela Sheldt once remarked about the truth she finds in her art, “It’s not about making paintings, it’s about conveying that truth most effectively, most honestly and most vulnerably.”

Honest Visions is the first invitational exhibition in the Artists and Autism series presented by the FSU Autism Institute and the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities in partnership with VSA Florida.

The exhibition will be open during regular MOFA hours.


Event Organizer
FSU Museum of Fine Arts

Event Contact Information:
Florida State University
Fine Arts Building (FAB) 250
Tallahassee FL
850-644-1250
arthistory.fsu.edu
arthistory@fsu.edu

March 24, 2017   12:00 PM - 5:30 PM Central Time
 Escambia County's Play, Learn, Grown
Escambia County's Play, Learn, Grow will present a special spring break program from 12 pm to 5:30 pm, March 20-24 at Marie K. Young/Wedgewood Community Center and Park, 6405 Wagner Road. The program is free and open to youth in kindergarten through 12th grade, including those who never have participated in the Play, Learn, Grow after-school program. The program will provide a stimulating environment for students during spring break, with recreational activities and games throughout the week. Activities include basketball, volleyball, kickball, electronic and board games, hands-on projects and arts and crafts. Registration is required and can be completed from 3-5:30 pm, Monday through Friday at the Wedgewood Community Center. For more information, contact Community Center coordinator, Shurlitha Jones at 426-1234 or email shjones@myescambia.com.

Event Contact Information:
Marie K. Young/Wedgewood Community Center and Park
6405 Wagner Road
Pensacola FL 32505
850-426-1234

Event Coordinator
Shurlitha Jones
shjones@myescambia.com

March 25, 2017   8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 It Takes a Village
It Takes a Village
Working Together To Improve Student Behavior:
Practical Applications of Positive Behavior Support
Engaging collaboration between families and educators to build a unified vision in approach to behavioral intervention in homes and schools.
Speakers: Nationally recognized experts, including Dr. Kent McIntosh, Don Kencaid, Meme Heineman, and Lisa Fox.


Event Organizer
St Lucie School District

Event Contact Information:
4204 Okeechobee Rd
Ft Pierce FL
772-429-4585

Event Coordinator
Chritine Jordan

March 25, 2017   8:00 AM - : Central Time
 Santa Rosa County Emergency Management - CPR/First Aid Training
The session is set 8 a.m. March 25 at 4499 Pine Forest Road in Milton.
"This is a combination CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) and first aid course designed to prepare a bystander to provide effective CPR and first aid in the event of an emergency," an event spokesperson said. "This is not a professional care level course." The American Safety & Health Institute certification is valid for two years. Register at www.santarosa.fl.gov/emergency or call 850-983-5360 with questions.


Event Organizer
Santa Rosa County Emergency Management

Event Contact Information:
4499 Pine Forest Road
Milton FL
850-983-5360
www.santarosa.fl.gov/emergency

March 25, 2017   8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time
 Positive Behavior Supports Conference
We are pleased to announce that Family Network on Disabilities, Florida Center on Inclusive Communities at USF, and Florida’s APBS Network are hosting this conference, “Working Together to Improve Student Behavior”, on March 24th and 25th, 2017. This conference is designed for family members and educators, especially those supporting students with behavioral challenges.
The conference brings together national and local experts to deliver over 20 presentations, as well as skill-building workshops. The presentations will cover a wide range of topics related to effective school-wide discipline, classroom management, and especially individualized behavior support.


Event Organizer
Family Network on Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
124 South Franklin Street
Tampa FL 33602
727-523-1170 Ext. 201
fndusa.org/pbs/

Event Coordinator
Cassandra Perez
cperez@fndusa.org
Flyer
March 25, 2017   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Honest Visions: Artists and Autism Exhibition
Please join the FSU Museum of Fine Arts in celebrating a new exhibition, Honest Visions: Artists and Autism.

Honest Visions features exceptional two and three-dimensional works by artists with autism. Each artist encounters his or her neurological differences with uniquely fascinating expressions, yet a common thread of authenticity ties the artistic manifestations together. They represent truth, sincerity, and unabashed personal declarations.

As Mikaela Sheldt once remarked about the truth she finds in her art, “It’s not about making paintings, it’s about conveying that truth most effectively, most honestly and most vulnerably.”

Honest Visions is the first invitational exhibition in the Artists and Autism series presented by the FSU Autism Institute and the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities in partnership with VSA Florida.

The exhibition will be open during regular MOFA hours.


Event Organizer
FSU Museum of Fine Arts

Event Contact Information:
Florida State University
Fine Arts Building (FAB) 250
Tallahassee FL
850-644-1250
arthistory.fsu.edu
arthistory@fsu.edu

March 25, 2017   9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Ciclovia (seek-low-via) Open Streets Pensacola
FREE HUGE Open Streets Event. Streets will be closed from Main and Palafox from Gulf Power to the Maritime Park and Palafox from the Pier to Garden St. Five miles of road will be closed to traffic so people can experience the streets by walking, running, biking, rollerblading, skateboarding, or shopping. There will be many activities along the route. There will be dancing, Zumba, check our the new YMCA or get a tour of historic buildings. Volunteers, vendors and sponsor needed.

Event Organizer
City of Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola Downtown
Pensacola FL

www.pensacolaopenstreets.com
pensacolaopenstreets@gmail.com

March 25, 2017   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Area 3 Summer Games at Wakulla
Special Olympics Florida-Gadsden, Leon, Taylor & Wakulla Counties.

Volunteer sign up www.specialolympicsleon.org


Event Organizer
Special Olympics Florida-Leon County

Event Contact Information:
Wakulla High School
3237 Coastal Hwy
Crawfordville FL 32327
850-926-7125
www.specialolympicsleon.org

March 25, 2017   10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Broward 4-H Community Fair
Broward 4-H Community Fair


Exhibit Displays * Live Competitions * Entertainment * Competitive Entries. The Broward County 4-H Youth Development Program is a hands-on, practical education program that focuses on building life skills in the areas of healthy living, citizenship, leadership, and STEM in young people ages 5 to 18.


Event Organizer
Broward 4-H

Event Contact Information:
2650 Sistruk Blvd
Fort Lauderdale FL

4-H@broward.org

March 25, 2017   10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Broward 4-H Community Fair
Broward 4-H Community Fair


Exhibit Displays * Live Competitions * Entertainment * Competitive Entries. The Broward County 4-H Youth Development Program is a hands-on, practical education program that focuses on building life skills in the areas of healthy living, citizenship, leadership, and STEM in young people ages 5 to 18.


Event Organizer
Broward 4-H

Event Contact Information:
2520 NW 6th St
Fort Lauderdale FL

4-H@broward.org

March 25, 2017   10:00 AM - : Central Time
 Washington/Holmes County Relay for Life Pageant
Washington/Holmes County For Life Pageant, March 25, 2017, held at Washington County AG Center, Miss Spirit of Relay, $30, formal wear; Miss Relay for Life, $45, formal wear; both pageants combo, $70; Optionals: Photogenic, $10; Best, $5; Best Hair, $5; Prettiest Eyes, $5; All Optionals, $20; Schedule: Miss Spirit of Relay, 10 am, Miss Relay for Life, 2 pm. Divisions: Baby Miss 0-12 m; Teeny Miss 13-23 m; Tiny Miss 2; Little Miss 5; Young Miss 7; Junior Miss 10; Teen Miss 13; Miss 16-18; Misses 19+. Deadline March 15.

Event Organizer
Washington County AG Center

Event Contact Information:
Washington County AG Center
1424 Jackson Avenue
Chipley FL 32428
850-849-0171
http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/

Event Coordinator
Kristy Aycock
kristyaycock84@icloud.com

March 25, 2017   10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 13th Annual Triple B
The Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 13th Annual Triple B will be held on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at Old Spanish Trail Park. Along with our famous Backyard BBQ Competition we will be adding the KCBS Pro Team Competition . We are thrilled to continue our chronicles of Crestview’s biggest event at our Old Spanish Trail Park to better accommodate our increasing numbers of vendors and competitors. We are truly excited about our 2017 event and look forward to seeing you! Every year we have over 10,000 visitors coming out for delicious food, great live music and tons of family fun. If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Wilson, at swilson@crestviewchamber.com or 850.682.3212.
Entertainment Schedule: 10:00am - New Earth Army
12:30pm - Luke Langford & 331 South Band
3:00pm - Continuum


Event Organizer
The Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce

Event Contact Information:
Old Spanish Trail Park
Stillwell Blvd.
Crestview FL 32539
850-682-3212

Event Coordinator
Sandra Wilson
swilson@crestviewchamber.com

March 25, 2017   11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 Friends Down Syndrome Tampa (FDST) World Down Syndrome Day Celebration Picnic
In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Down Syndrome Tampa will celebrate the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome at our annual picnic. Come spend a beautiful afternoon with us at the Rotary's Camp Florida! Bring your bathing suit and go swimming in the pool; go canoeing on the beautiful lake Gornto; play cornhole, giant jenga, or with the giant parachute; or you can stroll the butterfly garden and let the kids romp on the playgroup. Lunch is provided with free hot dogs & hamburgers hotdogs off the grill, along with chips, fruit, soda, & water. Enter our FDST Pie Contest. Bring your best pie to the picnic and enter to win a great gift! To enter drop off your pie at the beginning of the picnic. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
FDST

Event Contact Information:
Rotary's Camp Florida
1915 Camp Florida
Brandon FL 33510
813-245-2782
info@friendssupport.org

March 25, 2017   11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 3rd Annual Adaptive Sports and Recreation Expo
Join us for the Memorial Rehab Institute's Adaptive Sports Expo event.This exciting event is to promote Adaptive Sports Programs being offered at Memorial South Rehabilitation Institute by raising the awareness of various adaptive sport opportunities in the community. There will be motivational speakers with physical disabilities as well as Memorial physicians giving presentations on physical disabilities and the benefit of adaptive sports. Adaptive sports on display will be tennis, kayaking, water skiing and more. Call for more information.

Event Organizer
The Florida Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center (FSCIRC)

Event Contact Information:
Markham Park
1600 W. State Road 84
Sunrise
954-518-5573

Event Coordinator
Ray Shipman

March 25, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 11th Annual Duck Fest Derby
The KID Duck Fest Derby is a great day for the whole family, and this year we’re celebrating 11 years of rubber ducky fun! Flock to Esplanade Park from 12-3 PM for a wide range of family-friendly activities at the KID Fun Zone including:
•Bounce Houses
•Petting Zoo
•Face Painting
•Funny Photo Opportunities
•Meet and Greet with Splash, the Duck Fest Derby Mascot
•Delicious Food
•and So Much More!

The KID Olympics, presented by JM Family Enterprises, Inc. are back and better than ever! Each child who participates in every Olympic event will receive a chance to win a great raffle prize. Prizes will be awarded that afternoon.*

At 2 PM join our excited and energized crowd as we cheer on the 30,000 rubber ducks floating down the New River to the finish line. Each duck is racing to win one of our 10 fabulous prizes including the Grand Prize of $10,000 cash!


Event Organizer
KID Inc.

Event Contact Information:
Esplanade Park
Fort Lauderdale FL
954-390-7654 Ext. 1338
support.kidinc.org/site/TR/Events/General?pg=entry&fr_id=1141#sthash.h712rn2D.dpuf

Event Coordinator
Maggie Hulsey
maggiehulsey@kidinc.org
Flyer
March 25, 2017   1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central Time
 Advocates Foundation & Aids Healthcare Foundation Youth Day (ages 15-20)
Advocates Youth Day at Osceola Golf Course is just five days away. Youth ages 15-20 will receive an intro to golf, health and wellness education, lunch, and a chance to win raffle prizes! Call Adrian Stills at 850-418-3113 for more details.

Event Organizer
APGA

Event Contact Information:
Osceola Golf Course
300 Tonawanda Drive
Pensacola FL 32506
850-418-3113

Event Coordinator
Adrian Stills

March 25, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 March Teen Night
Join us for an action-packed night for teens with special needs, ages 10-18! Cost: $20. Dinner is provided, and we will be engaging in a variety of activities geared towards social interaction and development! The entire event will be hosted at Progressive Pediatric. For more information or to RSVP, contact Connor@progressivepediatric.org.

Event Organizer
Progressive Pediatric

Event Contact Information:
Progressive Pediatric
1717 Hermitage Blvd, Suite #103
Tallahassee FL 32308


Event Coordinator
Connor
Connor@progressivepediatric.org

March 26, 2017   9:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 FAU Suicide Prevention Walk!
Please join us on Saturday, March 26th at the FAU Boca campus for the annual Out of the Darkness- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention walk to raise money to bring mental health conditions out of the darkness!! Chrysalis Health will have a table to represent our company and services at the walk and would love to see you there!

Event Organizer
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Event Contact Information:
777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton FL
561-297-3542
www.afsp.org

Event Coordinator
Ashley Ramos

March 26, 2017   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Honest Visions: Artists and Autism Exhibition
Please join the FSU Museum of Fine Arts in celebrating a new exhibition, Honest Visions: Artists and Autism.

Honest Visions features exceptional two and three-dimensional works by artists with autism. Each artist encounters his or her neurological differences with uniquely fascinating expressions, yet a common thread of authenticity ties the artistic manifestations together. They represent truth, sincerity, and unabashed personal declarations.

As Mikaela Sheldt once remarked about the truth she finds in her art, “It’s not about making paintings, it’s about conveying that truth most effectively, most honestly and most vulnerably.”

Honest Visions is the first invitational exhibition in the Artists and Autism series presented by the FSU Autism Institute and the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities in partnership with VSA Florida.

The exhibition will be open during regular MOFA hours.


Event Organizer
FSU Museum of Fine Arts

Event Contact Information:
Florida State University
Fine Arts Building (FAB) 250
Tallahassee FL
850-644-1250
arthistory.fsu.edu
arthistory@fsu.edu

March 26, 2017   12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Children's Week at the Capitol
Join us in strengthening Florida’s families by sharing a commitment to improve our communication through events and outreach efforts aimed at promoting the health, safety and well-being of our children. F0ree books, guided tours, breakfast and lunch. Events: ‘Hanging of the Hands’, March 26 • 12 to 4 p.m.;
Awards Dinner & Reception, March 27 • 5 to 8 p.m.; Complimentary Breakfast, March 28 • 8:30 to 10 a.m.; Storybook Village, March 28 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Town Hall Meeting, March 28 • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Press Conference &
Dedication Ceremony, March 28 • 12 to 12:30 p.m.; Complimentary Luncheon, March 28 • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Advocacy Workshop, March 28 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.;


Event Organizer
Family Network on Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
State Capitol
400 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee FL
850-222-3868
www.childrensweek.org/register
info@childrensweek.org

March 27, 2017   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Eastern Time
 Professional Network-PACT Partnership Community Conversation
Join us for a conversation with Rocky Hanna, Superintendent Leon County Schools. Providers don't miss this opportunity to ask questions and participate in a discussion on how we can best work together to address issues facing children and families in our community. Register now! I can't make it. If you have any questions, please contact us at wholechildleon@gmail.com.

Event Organizer
Whole Child Professional Network/PACT Partnership

Event Contact Information:
Wesson Media Center
2813 S. Meridian Street
Tallahassee FL
850-544-3024

Event Coordinator
Courtney Atkins
wholechildleon@gmail.com

March 27, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Health Screening - Sacred Heart
Heart-health screenings will measure blood pressure, blood sugar and total cholesterol, and can detect anemia. The screenings are helpful in diagnosing conditions that put people at high risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes and other health problems. Screenings are free and open to the public!

Event Organizer
Sacred Heart Health Systems

Event Contact Information:
Fort Coombs Armory
66 Fourth Street
Apalachicola FL 32320

www.sacred-heart.org/news

March 27, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Children's Week at the Capitol
Join us in strengthening Florida’s families by sharing a commitment to improve our communication through events and outreach efforts aimed at promoting the health, safety and well-being of our children. F0ree books, guided tours, breakfast and lunch. Events: ‘Hanging of the Hands’, March 26 • 12 to 4 p.m.;
Awards Dinner & Reception, March 27 • 5 to 8 p.m.; Complimentary Breakfast, March 28 • 8:30 to 10 a.m.; Storybook Village, March 28 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Town Hall Meeting, March 28 • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Press Conference &
Dedication Ceremony, March 28 • 12 to 12:30 p.m.; Complimentary Luncheon, March 28 • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Advocacy Workshop, March 28 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.;


Event Organizer
Family Network on Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
State Capitol
400 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee FL
850-222-3868
www.childrensweek.org/register
info@childrensweek.org

March 27, 2017   5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Eastern Time
 Relationship Safety
Come discover how to enjoy a relationship while also being safe at the same time. Participants will learn how to read social cues and understand communication related to healthy relationships.

Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
FAU
777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton FL 33431

www.eventbrite.com/e/relationship-safety-tickets-29621955065

Event Coordinator
Veronica A. Castro, LCSW

March 28, 2017   8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern Time
 Children's Week at the Capitol
Join us in strengthening Florida’s families by sharing a commitment to improve our communication through events and outreach efforts aimed at promoting the health, safety and well-being of our children. F0ree books, guided tours, breakfast and lunch. Events: ‘Hanging of the Hands’, March 26 • 12 to 4 p.m.;
Awards Dinner & Reception, March 27 • 5 to 8 p.m.; Complimentary Breakfast, March 28 • 8:30 to 10 a.m.; Storybook Village, March 28 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Town Hall Meeting, March 28 • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Press Conference &
Dedication Ceremony, March 28 • 12 to 12:30 p.m.; Complimentary Luncheon, March 28 • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Advocacy Workshop, March 28 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.;


Event Organizer
Family Network on Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
State Capitol
400 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee FL
850-222-3868
www.childrensweek.org/register
info@childrensweek.org

March 28, 2017   9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Children's Week at the Capitol
Join us in strengthening Florida’s families by sharing a commitment to improve our communication through events and outreach efforts aimed at promoting the health, safety and well-being of our children. F0ree books, guided tours, breakfast and lunch. Events: ‘Hanging of the Hands’, March 26 • 12 to 4 p.m.;
Awards Dinner & Reception, March 27 • 5 to 8 p.m.; Complimentary Breakfast, March 28 • 8:30 to 10 a.m.; Storybook Village, March 28 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Town Hall Meeting, March 28 • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Press Conference &
Dedication Ceremony, March 28 • 12 to 12:30 p.m.; Complimentary Luncheon, March 28 • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Advocacy Workshop, March 28 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.;


Event Organizer
Family Network on Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
State Capitol
400 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee FL
850-222-3868
www.childrensweek.org/register
info@childrensweek.org

March 28, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Health Screenings - Sacred Heart
Heart-health screenings will measure blood pressure, blood sugar and total cholesterol, and can detect anemia. The screenings are helpful in diagnosing conditions that put people at high risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes and other health problems. Screenings are free and open to the public!

Event Organizer
Sacred Heart Health Systems

Event Contact Information:
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 Long Avenue
Port St. Joe FL 32456

www.sacred-heart.org/news

March 28, 2017   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Central Time
 HIV Training and Counseling
Date and Time: March 28, 2017, 9 am-3 pm
Address: 2050 W. Blount Street, Pensacola, FL 32501
Facilitator: Ken Griffin, Health Services Representative
R.S.V.P. requested

For more information or to register contact: The Family Center at (850) 637-1429 or email thefamilycenter@pathwaysforchange.org.


Event Organizer
Pathways for Change and The Escambia County Health Department

Event Contact Information:
2050 West Blount Street
Pensacola FL 32501
850-637-1429
thefamilycenter@pathwayforchange.org

March 28, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
 Children's Week at the Capitol
Join us in strengthening Florida’s families by sharing a commitment to improve our communication through events and outreach efforts aimed at promoting the health, safety and well-being of our children. F0ree books, guided tours, breakfast and lunch. Events: ‘Hanging of the Hands’, March 26 • 12 to 4 p.m.;
Awards Dinner & Reception, March 27 • 5 to 8 p.m.; Complimentary Breakfast, March 28 • 8:30 to 10 a.m.; Storybook Village, March 28 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Town Hall Meeting, March 28 • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Press Conference &
Dedication Ceremony, March 28 • 12 to 12:30 p.m.; Complimentary Luncheon, March 28 • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Advocacy Workshop, March 28 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.;


Event Organizer
Family Network on Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
State Capitol
400 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee FL
850-222-3868
www.childrensweek.org/register
info@childrensweek.org

March 28, 2017   11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Children's Week at the Capitol
Join us in strengthening Florida’s families by sharing a commitment to improve our communication through events and outreach efforts aimed at promoting the health, safety and well-being of our children. F0ree books, guided tours, breakfast and lunch. Events: ‘Hanging of the Hands’, March 26 • 12 to 4 p.m.;
Awards Dinner & Reception, March 27 • 5 to 8 p.m.; Complimentary Breakfast, March 28 • 8:30 to 10 a.m.; Storybook Village, March 28 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Town Hall Meeting, March 28 • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Press Conference &
Dedication Ceremony, March 28 • 12 to 12:30 p.m.; Complimentary Luncheon, March 28 • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Advocacy Workshop, March 28 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.;


Event Organizer
Family Network on Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
State Capitol
400 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee FL
850-222-3868
www.childrensweek.org/register
info@childrensweek.org

March 28, 2017   12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Children's Week at the Capitol
Join us in strengthening Florida’s families by sharing a commitment to improve our communication through events and outreach efforts aimed at promoting the health, safety and well-being of our children. F0ree books, guided tours, breakfast and lunch. Events: ‘Hanging of the Hands’, March 26 • 12 to 4 p.m.;
Awards Dinner & Reception, March 27 • 5 to 8 p.m.; Complimentary Breakfast, March 28 • 8:30 to 10 a.m.; Storybook Village, March 28 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Town Hall Meeting, March 28 • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Press Conference &
Dedication Ceremony, March 28 • 12 to 12:30 p.m.; Complimentary Luncheon, March 28 • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Advocacy Workshop, March 28 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.;


Event Organizer
Family Network on Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
State Capitol
400 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee FL
850-222-3868
www.childrensweek.org/register
info@childrensweek.org

March 28, 2017   1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
 Children's Week at the Capitol
Join us in strengthening Florida’s families by sharing a commitment to improve our communication through events and outreach efforts aimed at promoting the health, safety and well-being of our children. F0ree books, guided tours, breakfast and lunch. Events: ‘Hanging of the Hands’, March 26 • 12 to 4 p.m.;
Awards Dinner & Reception, March 27 • 5 to 8 p.m.; Complimentary Breakfast, March 28 • 8:30 to 10 a.m.; Storybook Village, March 28 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Town Hall Meeting, March 28 • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Press Conference &
Dedication Ceremony, March 28 • 12 to 12:30 p.m.; Complimentary Luncheon, March 28 • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Advocacy Workshop, March 28 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.;


Event Organizer
Family Network on Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
State Capitol
400 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee FL
850-222-3868
www.childrensweek.org/register
info@childrensweek.org

March 28, 2017   4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
 Area 2 Family Care Council Meeting
Monthly meeting. The mission of the Family Care Council Florida (FCCF) is to advocate, educate, and empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, partnering with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), to bring quality services to individuals for dignity and choice. You are encouraged to attend in person. However if you cannot, you may call into the conference call line at 1-888-670-3525 passcode at prompt is 9486690734#.

Event Organizer
Area 2 Family Care Council

Event Contact Information:
Children's Home Society conference room
1801 Miccosukee Commons Drive
Tallahassee FL 32308
800-470-8101

Event Coordinator
Louise Ogburn

March 28, 2017   4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
 Area 2 Family Care Council Meeting
Monthly meeting. The mission of the Family Care Council Florida (FCCF) is to advocate, educate, and empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, partnering with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), to bring quality services to individuals for dignity and choice. You are encouraged to attend in person. However if you cannot, you may call into the conference call line at 1-888-670-3525 passcode at prompt is 9486690734#.

Event Organizer
Area 2 Family Care Council

Event Contact Information:
Children's Home Society conference room
1801 Miccosukee Commons Drive
Tallahassee FL 32308
800-470-8101

Event Coordinator
Louise Ogburn

March 28, 2017   4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
 Area 2 Family Care Council Meeting
Monthly meeting. The mission of the Family Care Council Florida (FCCF) is to advocate, educate, and empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, partnering with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), to bring quality services to individuals for dignity and choice. You are encouraged to attend in person. However if you cannot, you may call into the conference call line at 1-888-670-3525 passcode at prompt is 9486690734#.

Event Organizer
Area 2 Family Care Council

Event Contact Information:
Children's Home Society conference room
1801 Miccosukee Commons Drive
Tallahassee FL 32308
800-470-8101

Event Coordinator
Louise Ogburn

March 28, 2017   6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Family to Family Class
The next Family to Family class will start Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 6:30-9:00 pm at The Pavilion at West Florida Hospital, 2191 E Johnson Avenue (corner of Johnson & N Davis) and will run for 12 weeks.

Event Organizer
The Pavilion at West Florida Hospital

Event Contact Information:
The Pavilion at West Florida Hospital
2191 E Johnson Avenue
Pensacola FL
850-208-1609
namipensacola.com
namipensacola@gmail.com

March 29, 2017   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 STOMP Conference - Pensacola
STOMP provides information about parent rights and responsibilities in achieving special education services for military children whether located in the United States or overseas. STOMP also assists military families in accessing resources for their children by enabling them to navigate a variety of educational and medical systems/programs, both military and civilian, regardless of their current duty station/location.

Event Organizer
Family Network on Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
NAS Pensacola JE Hall Center - FDLRS Classroom
30 East Texar Drive
Pensacola FL 32503
850-712-4105
https://pensacola-stomp.eventbrite.com

Event Coordinator
Carissa Bergosh
carissa.bergosh@navy.mil

March 29, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Part-time Job Fair
Free Admission. Free Parking. Dress Code enforced. Job seekers must wear business attire to be admitted (no jeans, shorts, or flip flops).
Meet the following employers at the fair:
1. Automated Health Systems
2. City of Tallahassee, FL - Government, Human Resources
3. First Baptist Weekday Education
4. Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
5. New Avon LLC
6. Oneloanplace.com
7. PATLive
8. Pilot Flying J
9. Priority Security Services
10. Taco Bell
11. Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
12. Vector Tallahassee
13. CareerSource Capital Region
14. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
15. North Florida Medical Centers


Event Organizer
Tallahassee Community College TCC

Event Contact Information:
Tallahassee Community College TCC
444 Appleyard Dr. (Student Union Ballroom)
Tallahassee FL 32304
850-201-9970
tcc-csm.symplicity.com
careercenter@tcc.fl.edu

March 29, 2017   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Central Time
 HIV Training and Counseling
Date and Time: March 29, 2017, 9 am-3 pm
Address: 2050 W. Blount Street, Pensacola, FL 32501
Facilitator: Ken Griffin, Health Services Representative
R.S.V.P. requested

For more information or to register contact: The Family Center at (850) 637-1429 or email thefamilycenter@pathwaysforchange.org.


Event Organizer
Pathways for Change and The Escambia County Health Department

Event Contact Information:
2050 West Blount Street
Pensacola FL 32501
850-637-1429
thefamilycenter@pathwayforchange.org

March 29, 2017   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Parenting Special Needs Support Group
This group is open to any parent or caregiver of a child with ANY special needs and its FREE. It is a great place to meet parents on similar journeys, gain insight and information. Support group meets on April 26, 2017, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Days/times subject to change. Call for more information.

Event Contact Information:
262 Crystal Grove Bouelvard
Lutz FL
813-966-7064

Event Coordinator
Erica Dupont
Erica@protherapyplus.com

March 30, 2017   9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time
 Sacred Heart to Provide Free-Health Screenings in March
During March, Sacred Heart Health System will provide free heart-health and osteoporosis screenings at several locations in Pensacola, Cantonment, Beulah and Century for the poor, elderly or uninsured. Heart-health screenings will measure blood pressure, blood sugar and total cholesterol, and can detect anemia. The screenings are helpful in diagnosing conditions that put people at high risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes and other health problems. Osteoporosis screenings measure bone density. The following heart-health screening is scheduled for March 30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Warrington United Methodist Church, 301 E. Winthrop Ave., Pensacola. For more information about Sacred Heart's ''Mission in Motion'' community-health screenings, please call 850-416-7826.

Event Organizer
Sacred Heart Health

Event Contact Information:
Warrington United Methodist Church
301 E. Winthrop Avenue
Pensacola FL
850-416-7826
www.sacred-heart.org/news

March 30, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 HIV Training and Counseling
Date and Time: March 30, 2017, 9 am-12 pm
Address: 2050 W. Blount Street, Pensacola, FL 32501
Facilitator: Ken Griffin, Health Services Representative
R.S.V.P. requested

For more information or to register contact: The Family Center at (850) 637-1429 or email thefamilycenter@pathwaysforchange.org.


Event Organizer
Pathways for Change and The Escambia County Health Department

Event Contact Information:
2050 West Blount Street
Pensacola FL 32501
850-637-1429
thefamilycenter@pathwayforchange.org

March 30, 2017   5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Central Time
 ASK 4-H Club Jackson County Always Support Kids
Join us on March, 30, 2017 from 5:30-6:30 pm at the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 3, Marianna, FL.

Chipola Area Autism Resource Center will be holding their monthly Support Group meeting at the same time and place. For more information: email: caarcifo@gmail.com or Ann Marie Shelton at 850-272-6099.


Event Contact Information:
UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office
2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 3
Marianna FL 32448
850-272-6099

Event Coordinator
Ann Marie Shelton
caarcifo@gmail.com

March 30, 2017   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Central Time
 Free Workshops to Discover
Attention Florida Panhandle parents with special needs children! "FREE Workshops to Discover Critical Steps You must Take to Protect Your Special Needs Loved Ones and Their Legal Rights". Speakers: Kristen Marks, Attorney and Found of My Pink Lawyer, Susan Byram, CEO of Autism Pensacola, Amy Lorton, Special Education Consultation & Founder of My IEP Advocate. Parking and entrance behind the building (parking lot entrance at Romana St). Space is limited. Register on at http://www.mypinklawyer.com/rsvp-for-workshop. Event is free, will be collecting donations for Autism.

Event Organizer
My Pink Lawyer

Event Contact Information:
111 S. DeVilliers Street, Suite B
Upstairs
Pensacola FL 32502
850-439-1191

March 30, 2017   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Central Time
 Pensacola Exceptional Parents Connection (PEPC)
Open to parents of children with varying exceptionalities including Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Spina Bifida and intellectual disabilities. Our mission is to enhance the lives of children with varying exceptionalities by providing resources, education and emotional support to families. Join in for positive support and resource sharing...Special presentation "Growing up with Down Syndrome" by Mother and Daughter, Charlotte and Cameron. Parking area is pass the driveway and across the street. For more information contact Angela, abeddy01@gmail.com, 850-384-7330; or Amy, amylmaxwell@att.net, 850-393-8808.

Event Organizer
PEPC

Event Contact Information:
Pollak Training Center
1000 E. Fairfield Drive, Corner of 10th Ave & Fairfield Dr.
Pensacola FL 32503
850-384-7330

Event Coordinator
Angela
abeddy01@gmail.com

March 30, 2017   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Central Time
 Growing Up with Down Syndrome
Join us for positive support and resource sharing evening...Special Presentation "Growing Up with Down Sydrome" by Mother and Daughter, Charlotte and Cameron. This new resource group is focused on providing resources, education and emotional support to families.

Event Organizer
Pensacola Exceptional Parents Connection

Event Contact Information:
Pollak Training Center
1000 East Fairfield Dr.
Pensacola FL 32503
850-384-7330

Event Coordinator
Angela
abeddy01@gmail.com

March 30, 2017   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Central Time
 Growing up with Down Snydrome Presentation
Cameron and her mother, Charlotte will provide a special presentation, "Growing up with Down Syndrome" on March 30 at the Pensacola Exceptional Parents Connection meeting from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at the Pollak Training Center, 1000 East Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, FL. Great support group for parents.

Event Organizer
PEPC

Event Contact Information:
Pollak Training Center
1000 East Fairfield Drive
Pensacola FL


March 31, 2017   11:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 Retreat for Families with Spina Bifida
Retreat will be held March 31 - April 2, 2017

Deliver the Dream provides structured, therapeutic, fun activities for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis (space is limited to 15 families) on a three-day, two-night retreat weekend experience. Each retreat is geared towards a specific illness/crisis such as autism, spina bifida, death of a loved one, Down syndrome or cancer. There is no charge for families to attend. Families are normally referred by a network of not-for-profit and healthcare organizations throughout the state of Florida. Families can also be self-referred.

On these retreats, families will participate in assorted recreational indoor and outdoor activities, discussion groups, interactive games, creative workshops, team building exercises, and more!


Event Organizer
Deliver the Dream

Event Contact Information:
Florida FFA Leadership Training Center
5000 Firetower Rd
Haines City FL 33844
954-564-3512
www.deliverthedream.org/familyretreats.html
contact@deliverthedream.org

March 31, 2017   6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
 UCP "Poker at the Palace"
Join local celebrities to play poker for a purpose—support the children of UCP of Central Florida!

– $75 Donation on or before March 13
– $95 Donation March 14-March 30
– $105 Day of event
– Donation includes gourmet dinner, exquisite wine & beer.
– Blackjack & Roulette! Exciting prizes!

Proceeds benefit the support, education and therapy services provided by UCP of Central Florida.
It’s Back! Cigar Lounge and scotch pouring


Event Contact Information:
1900 E Buena Vista Drive
Buena Vista Palace Hilton Hotel
Lake Buena Vista FL 32836
407-852-3302
www.ucpcfl.org/event/poker-at-the-palace/
mmagar@ucpcfl.org

March 31, 2017   6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time
 Jazz Piano Concert Featuring Matt Savage, March 31
Join us on Friday, March 31st, 2017 for the Awe in Autism VIP Cocktail Event & Concert featuring internationally acclaimed jazz pianist & composer Matt Savage!

The Awe in Autism Cocktail Event & Concert will benefit the following four organizations: Els for Autism, Autism Project of Palm Beach County, Renaissance Learning Academy & The Learning Center at The Els Center of Excellence. We appreciate your support and hope to see you there


Event Organizer
The Els Center of Excellence

Event Contact Information:
18370 Limestone Creek Road
Jupiter FL
561-598-6197
www.elsforautism.com
info@elsforautism.org

April 1, 2017   7:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
 Autism Event
We are excited to announce that the St. Lucie County School Board has decided to hold an Autism Resource Fair on April 1, 2017 at Tradition Square!
We would love for you to join us.


Event Organizer
St. Lucie County School Board

Event Contact Information:
10799 SW Civic Lane
Port St Lucie FL


Event Coordinator
Jessica McLaughlin
Jessica.Mclaughlin@stlucieschools.org

April 1, 2017   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 Dodgeball Tournament of Central Florida
April Fools' Day is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading laughter, and that makes April Fools' Day the perfect time for Sunrise of Central Florida First Annual Dodge Ball Tournament. The event will be held in Lakeland at the Kelly Recreational Complex from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A $200.00 registration fee is required, and all proceeds will benefit people with intellectual and physical disabilities served by Sunrise of Central Florida.

Event Organizer
Sunrise Community, Inc.

Event Contact Information:
Kelly Recreational Complex
404 Imperial Boulevard
Lakeland FL 33803
305-596-9040

April 1, 2017   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 Family Connections Conference 2017
The Family Connections Conference is an opportunity for local families affected by autism to come together to learn from and connect with one another.

Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
Florida Atlantic University, ADM Auditorium
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter FL 33458
561-212-8058
www.eventbrite.com/e/family-connections-conference-2017-tickets-29996180383

Event Coordinator
Mercedes Pagano
paganom@fau.edu

April 1, 2017   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 Washington County Heritage Festival - Falling Waters State Park
Fun for the whole family at Falling Waters State Park, April 1st, 9 am-4 pm, live music, great food, live chainsaw carving demonstrations, antique tractors, civil war re-enactors, blacksmith, arts and crafts vendors, petting zoo, bounce house and much more! Park entry: $5 per car load.

Event Contact Information:
Falling Waters State Park
1130 State Park Road
Chipley FL 32428


April 1, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 ABCs of ABA
This free class is designed to help parents of children with autism learn more about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), how this therapy can benefit your child and what to look for when choosing an ABA-based autism center for your child’s care. Our instructors will provide tips for parenting an autistic child, such as how to handle tantrums and manage mealtime meltdowns. This class is open to all families facing autism in the community, no matter where you are receiving treatment. This class is free to attend. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. One registration is needed per person. To see our list of available dates and choose your preferred class, please see the drop-down box labeled "Select a Date" . This class meets in the Lecture Hall of Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola. The Lecture Hall is located just past the information desk in the Conference Center.

Event Organizer
Autism Center at the Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart

Event Contact Information:
Sacred Heart Hospital - Greenhut Auditorium
5151 N. Ninth Avenue
Pensacola FL 32504
850-416-4681
www.sacred-heart.org

April 1, 2017   10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 Ballet in the Sky
Kitty Hawk Kites Fly Into Spring, featuring 25-100 foot show kites of all sizes and shapes, professional stunt kite flying, demonstrations and lessons, and a family fun fly that is perfect for all ages. Cost is free. Visit kittyhawk.com for more information on this event as well as developing details on the Flying High on the Harbor festival planned for later this year in Destin.

Event Contact Information:
The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island
1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy, SE
Fort Walton Beach FL

kittyhawk.com

April 1, 2017   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Stop for the Cops at the Donut Shop
Please come out and Join us for our Family Fun Day to support Special Olympics Florida! We will have so many fun activities going on for families that are completely FREE! We will have games, Coloring books, Donut Decorating, and even the chance to dress up as the famous "Police Officer eating a Donut!" All activities are free and family friendly. We will have T-shirts and Hats on sale to support the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and are happy to take donations for this cause. However, anyone attending has no obligation to give anything! We are simply raising awareness for Special Olympics and all they have to offer in our community! So please bring your family and friends to help us Celebrate on April Fools Day! Dunkin Donuts will be open for normal services as well for anyone wanting their coffee kick!

Event Organizer
Lynn Haven Police Department

Event Contact Information:
Dunkin Donuts
2230 S Hwy 77 Unit 102
Lynn Haven FL 32444


April 1, 2017   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 SibShop
SibShop is an interactive workshop for typical siblings of children with developmental disabilities. SibShop provides siblings, ages 6 to ages 13 years old, opportunity for peer support within safe, fun-filled, recreational context. at SibShop you can talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a brother or a sister who has a developmental disability and share your.

Event Organizer
JAFCO Children's Ability Center

Event Contact Information:
5100 N Nob Hill Rd
Sunrise FL
954-315-8681
www.jafco.org

Event Coordinator
samantha Sehter
samantha@jafco.org

April 1, 2017   11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Central Time
 Pensacola Jazz Fest 2017
A fun day for the family and the admission is FREE. Music, Arts & Crafts, Kids Area, Food & Drinks, Plus College, High School & Middle School Jazz Bands!

Event Contact Information:
Seville Square
Pensacola FL


April 1, 2017   11:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Retreat for Families with Spina Bifida
Retreat will be held March 31 - April 2, 2017

Deliver the Dream provides structured, therapeutic, fun activities for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis (space is limited to 15 families) on a three-day, two-night retreat weekend experience. Each retreat is geared towards a specific illness/crisis such as autism, spina bifida, death of a loved one, Down syndrome or cancer. There is no charge for families to attend. Families are normally referred by a network of not-for-profit and healthcare organizations throughout the state of Florida. Families can also be self-referred.

On these retreats, families will participate in assorted recreational indoor and outdoor activities, discussion groups, interactive games, creative workshops, team building exercises, and more!


Event Organizer
Deliver the Dream

Event Contact Information:
Florida FFA Leadership Training Center
5000 Firetower Rd
Haines City FL 33844
954-564-3512
www.deliverthedream.org/familyretreats.html
contact@deliverthedream.org

April 1, 2017   5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
 UCP "Evening at the Palace"
UCP of Central Florida’s 24th Anniversary Gala, An Evening at the Palace, will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Buena Vista Palace Hilton, Orlando.. Actresses Cheryl Hines and Rachael Harris and actor RJ Mitte will be joined by many of Central Florida's top community and business leaders to help raise funds for UCP, a not-for-profit agency providing the best support, education, and therapy to children with and without disabilities. The highly anticipated event will celebrate the children who have been touched by UCP of Central Florida over the last 62 years. Guests will enjoy captivating entertainment, music and dancing, a four course gourmet meal paired with wine and spirits, and incredible auction items. Three leaders will be awarded prestigious distinctions including the UCP Champion for Children (Senate President Andy Gardiner), Jack Holloway Star of Gratitude Award (Two Men and a Truck) and The Jackie Bailes Legacy Award (Lake Scary 5K Fundraising Team)

Event Contact Information:
1900 E Buena Vista Drive
Buena Vista Palace Hilton Hotel
Lake Buena Vista FL 32746
407-852-3302
https://www.ucpcfl.org/event/an-evening-at-the-palace/
mmagar@ucpcfl.org

April 1, 2017   6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
 Bling It Blue: Autism Awareness Night and Fundraiser
Come dressed in your favorite shade of blue (cocktail attire) and take part in this Baudhuin Preschool PTO Fundraiser! Enjoy drinks and light appetizers, wonderful music, joyful atmosphere, silent auction, door prizes and much more!

Event Organizer
Baudhuin Preschool PTO

Event Contact Information:
1350 E Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale FL
954-815-1417

Event Coordinator
Jennifer Gray
jengrey.baudhuinpto@yahoo.com

April 2, 2017   8:30 AM - : Eastern Time
 Autism Speaks Walk
Join us for the Autism Speaks Walk, and make a difference for people on the spectrum. With every step you take and every dollar you raise, you help enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. Start a team, join a team or come on your own. Walk and fundraise together to enhance the lives of people living with autism. Must register to participate. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
Autism Speaks South Florida Chapter

Event Contact Information:
Doral Central Park
3000 N.W. 87th Avenue
Doral FL 33172
786-456-8921

Event Coordinator
Angelica Ramcharran
miamiwalk@autismspeaks.org

April 2, 2017   10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 Ballet in the Sky
Kitty Hawk Kites Fly Into Spring, featuring 25-100 foot show kites of all sizes and shapes, professional stunt kite flying, demonstrations and lessons, and a family fun fly that is perfect for all ages. Cost is free. Visit kittyhawk.com for more information on this event as well as developing details on the Flying High on the Harbor festival planned for later this year in Destin.

Event Contact Information:
The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island
1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy, SE
Fort Walton Beach FL

kittyhawk.com

April 2, 2017   11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Central Time
 Pensacola Jazz Fest 2017
A fun day for the family and the admission is FREE. Music, Arts & Crafts, Kids Area, Food & Drinks, Plus College, High School & Middle School Jazz Bands!

Event Contact Information:
Seville Square
Pensacola FL


April 2, 2017   12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 Washington County Heritage Festival - Falling Waters State Park
Fun for the whole family at Falling Waters State Park, April 1st, 9 am-4 pm, live music, great food, live chainsaw carving demonstrations, antique tractors, civil war re-enactors, blacksmith, arts and crafts vendors, petting zoo, bounce house and much more! Park entry: $5 per car load.

Event Contact Information:
Falling Waters State Park
1130 State Park Road
Chipley FL 32428


April 2, 2017   4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Eastern Time
 Kids Show 2017!
Come and cheer for our young performers! Full carnival type concessions and FREE popcorn for kids! FSU circus guest artists will also perform in our kids show! Tickets $5 for all, pay at the door. Face painters and balloons! Please help us share event page! Children under 3 enter for free.

Event Organizer
Creative Acrobatics and Mayela-Rhythmic

Event Contact Information:
FSU Circus Tent
269 Chieftan Way
Tallahassee FL 32306


April 4, 2017   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Central Time
 NAMI Connection Recovery Support
First and third Tuesdays of each month, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm, at Lakeview Center, Building I, 1995 N H Street (between Hernandez & Lakeview). This peer-led support group is for all adults who are concerned about their mental health.

Event Organizer
Lakeview Center

Event Contact Information:
Lakeview Center, Building I
1995 N H Street
Pensacola FL
850-208-1609
https://namipensacola.com
namipensacola@gmail.com

April 4, 2017   6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Family to Family Class
The next Family to Family class will start Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 6:30-9:00 pm at The Pavilion at West Florida Hospital, 2191 E Johnson Avenue (corner of Johnson & N Davis) and will run for 12 weeks.

Event Organizer
The Pavilion at West Florida Hospital

Event Contact Information:
The Pavilion at West Florida Hospital
2191 E Johnson Avenue
Pensacola FL
850-208-1609
https://namipensacola.com
namipensacola@gmail.com

April 5, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 Senior Expo & Health Fair
The Bayview Senior Center is hosting a Senior Expo and Health Fair on Wednesday, April 5 from 9 am-12 pm. More than 40 vendors will be offering information and demonstrations on health and wellness plus access to the best senior resources in the area. Admission is free and pre-registration is not required. There will be door prizes and giveaways throughout the day. Event highlights include West Florida Hospital’s Mobile Mammography unit, One Blood’s Big Red Bus, AARP Foundation’s Free Tax Aide, chair massages, manicures, and free health assessments. West Florida Hospital doctors and nurses will be on site to answer questions and provide health screenings. The event is sponsored by West Florida Hospital and Westpointe/Northpointe Retirement Community. For more information please call (850) 436-5190 or visit playpensacola.com.

Event Organizer
The Bayview Senior Center

Event Contact Information:
Bayview Senior Resource Center
2000 East Lloyd Street
Pensacola FL 32503
850-436-5190

April 5, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 Bayview Senior Center Exo
The Bayview Senior Citizens Center will hold its first annual Senior Expo & Health Fair. It is FREE to the public and a great way to receive information, meet a new health specialist, and take advantage of free screenings and to learn more about healthy living. In addition, refreshments will be provided and over 40+ door prizes will be won. Our health fair will offer and provide great resources such as AARP Tax Aid, West Florida Hospital Mobile Mammography Unit, Big Red Bus, Fortis Institute providing manicures & chair massage, and much more. In addition, we will have two Food Trucks on site: BellyBusters Food Wagon and Joe’s Caribe. For more information please contact Molly Mahtani, 850-436-5190, mmahtani@cityofpensacola.com.

Event Organizer
Bayview Senior Citizens Center

Event Contact Information:
Bayview Senior Citizens Center
2000 E. Lloyd Street
Pensacola FL 32503
850-436-5190

Event Coordinator
Molly Mahtani
mmahtani@cityofpensacola.com

April 5, 2017   4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 LifePlanning 2017 Seminar & Workshop
Wednesday, April 5th: FAU Center on Autism and Related Disabilities professionals will moderate a sibling panel, where relationships and future planning considerations with siblings will be discussed.

Event Organizer
Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service

Event Contact Information:
5841 Corporate Way, Room 104
West Palm Beach FL

www.jfcsonline.com/life-planning

Event Coordinator
Meredith Lee Katzenberg
MKatzenberg@jfcsonline.com

April 5, 2017   5:30 PM - : Eastern Time
 There is a Place For You at Our Seder
JARC'S Annual Passover Seder
There is a Place For You at Our Seder
RSVP by Friday March 24th


Event Organizer
JARC

Event Contact Information:
2160 95th Ave S
Boca Raton FL
561-558-2572
fallong@jarcfl.org

April 6, 2017   5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Central Time
 World Autism Awareness-Author Parent Talk
Join author Mamta Mishra during World Autism Awareness Month for a Author Parent Talk. There are thousands of books on Autism. Some books advocate new methods of teaching styles. Some talk about alternative medications that have worked miracles. This book does not make such claims. This book will guide parents, siblings, and teachers in various ways to assist the autistic child in reaching his or her full potential. In the journey we will find respect and acceptance for the uniqu4eness within each of us. AUTHOR WILL BE DOING A BOOK SIGNING BEFORE/AFTER THE TALK!

Event Organizer
Author Mamta Mishra

Event Contact Information:
FSU Bland Conference Center
4750 Collegiate Drive
Panama City FL 32405


April 6, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 April 6th Annual Information & Resource Fair
Annual Information and Resource Fair. Learn about area resources for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, Variety of nonprofit and businesses will be represented including early intervention resources, assistive technology, educational services, as well as transition and adult services. Vendor spots still available! For more information, please email Taylor at office@autismpensacola.org or call (850) 434-7171.

Event Organizer
Autism Center of the Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart

Event Contact Information:
Greenhut Auditorium - Sacred Heart Hospital
5151 N. 9th Avenue
Pensacola FL
850-434-7171

Event Coordinator
Taylor
office@autismpensacola.org

April 6, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Evening Campout
Enjoy a night with friends around a campfire. Hotdogs and s'mores. Transition Center, 5555 Woodbine Road.

Event Organizer
Wallace Baptist Church

Event Contact Information:
Transition Center
5555 Woodbine Road
Pace FL


April 6, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Miracle Baseball
Attendees join in the excitement of Miracle Sports! This event is about enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by promoting active living. The day includes interactive play between the audience, and attendees have the opportunity to try their hand at baseball; children play 6:00 p.m., to 7:00 p.m. / Adults play 7:00 p.m., to 8:00 p.m. - The event is free, and everyone is welcome! Call for more information.

Event Organizer
Florida Disabled Outdoors Association

Event Contact Information:
Miracle Field at Messer Park, Tallahassee
2803 Jackson Bluff Road
Tallahassee FL 32304
850-201-2944

April 6, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 SportsAbility Miracle Baseball – FREE
Attendees are encouraged and welcome to learn about new products and try fun activities! Information booths on the latest in products, active leisure programs and services for people with disabilities. Participant can engage in hands-on active leisure opportunities including, adaptive golf, tennis, basketball, martial arts, laser target shooting; interactive fishing simulator, disc golf and therapeutic recreation activities provided by Tallahassee Community College (TCC.) This is a free event. Call for more information.

Event Organizer
Florida Outdoors Disabled Association

Event Contact Information:
Miracle Field at Messer Park in Tallahassee
2803 Jackson Bluff Road
Tallahassee FL 32304
850-201-2944
www.fdoa.org/tallahassee
Flyer
April 7, 2017   9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Sodexo Hiring Event
CareerSource Escarosa's Milton office located at 5725 Hwy 90, Milton, FL will be holding a hiring event for Sodexo a company that provides food services for schools in Santa Rosa County. Siodexo is currently seeking applicants to fill multiple part-time Food Service Worker positions for school cafeterias located throughout Santa Rosa County. For complete position details and application instructions, visit employflorida.com and search job order #10397672. No RSVP required to attend. Walk-ins welcome.

Event Organizer
Career Source Escarosa

Event Contact Information:
CareerSource Escarosa's Milton One-Stop Center
5725 Hwy 90
Milton FL


April 7, 2017   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central Time
 Spring Festival of Flowers returning to Milton
The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Science Milton Campus and Pensacola State College are sponsoring the Spring Festival of Flowers. The event is set 9 am-5 pm April 7, 9 am-4 pm April 8 and 9. The festival will feature arts and crafts, plants, flowers and herbs, garden supplies, locally grown vegetables, food and music. Educational booths will also be available to answer questions about plants and flowers. The Milton Garden Club will sponsor a flower show; in addition, the festival features plant nurseries and a UF student-club plant sale. The student club will feature a variety of plants such as hallmark bulbine, Bolivian sunset and indigo spires salvia. Contact Robin Vickers at rvickers@ufl.edu or 983-7134 for more information on the event.

Event Organizer
UF-IFAS and Pensacola State College

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola State College - Milton Campus
5988 Hwy 90, Bldg 4900
Milton FL
850-983-7134

Event Coordinator
Robin Vickers

April 8, 2017   12:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 Flag Football Charity Tournament & Family Fun Day
Flag Football Charity Tournament & Family Fun Day

Parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives and support providers come out for a day of awareness, research, and raising money for people with autism. Proceeds benefit special services schools, organizations like Florida Atlantic University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. F.A.U.C.A.R.D.


Event Organizer
St Lucie County Firefighters Benevolent

Event Contact Information:
3200 Southbend Blvd
Port St Lucie FL
772-626-2438

Event Coordinator
Brian Riebe

April 8, 2017   7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Golf Tournament with $10,000 hole in 1
7:00am to 7:55am Starting hole determinations, goodie bags handed out, free range balls & contl. breakfast, Mulligans sold, Par 3 poker tickets and raffle tickets sold

8:00am Shotgun start - a 4 person scramble best ball format

Entry Fee: $90 pp for a foursome group or $100 pp for individuals if paid before sellout of early
bird spots

All golfer skills welcome. This is all for fun and to help kids who play after school sports football at Clearwater High School!!

*Phone: 727-403-4516 Email: KYMINDA@HOTMAIL.COM

Buffalo Wild Wings and Boston Market, severing free samples on our tournament holes

Wing house girls

Par 3 hole poker best hand wins
Beat the pro
Longest drive
Closest to pin

There are several awesome prizes, 4 rounds of golf to the private Belleair golf course and Innisbroook Copperhead course, 2 night stays on the beach, Jewelry, Sports memorabilia, tickets to Rays games, Busch Gardens, Rowdies and so much more!!
We are a 501c3 organization


Event Organizer
Tornado Strong Football program

Event Contact Information:
8001 Cumberland Rd
Bardmoor Golf Club house
Largo FL 33777
727-403-4516
www.TornadoStrong.org/Golf-Tournament

Event Coordinator
Kyminda Lehman
kyminda@hotmail.com

April 8, 2017   7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 2017 Worm Gruntin' Festival
A One-day outdoor event in the streets of historic downtown Sopchoppy, Florida, will be on Saturday, April 8, 2017 and will feature: A 5K race for adults and children down country roads, the colorful Worm Gruntin' Contest for children, the intense Wakulla County Horseshoe Championship, a Bait Casting Contest for kids, a lively Hula Hoop Contest for children and adults, Live entertainment throughout the day, and ends under the stars with fine music at the Worm Grunters' Ball. There will be 100 vendors of original arts and crafts and delicious food and our original Festival t-shirts. The Festival is free and open to the public in the heart of downtown Sopchoppy.

Event Contact Information:
Historic Downtown
Sopchoppy FL

http://www.wormgruntinfestival.com/

April 8, 2017   8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time
 Walk the Talk for Epilepsy
This event is geared towards raising money and awareness of epilepsy which affects 12% of Americans living in Florida. The Epilepsy Foundation is leading the fight to stop seizures, find a cure, and defeat challenges created by epilepsy. The walk will take place in 8 cities across Florida.

Event Organizer
Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Blue Wahoo Stadium
Pensacola FL
877-553-7453
www.efof.org/walkthetalk

April 8, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 Pensacola Kids Fishing Clinic
Date: April 8th
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Ages: 4-14
Cost: Free
Children will visit stations to learn how to tie knots, safely use the rod and reel, handle fish and how to not pollute the water and conserve our natural resources. After going to all stations the children will get their rods and reels and go fishing. Please call 850-384-7512 for more information.


Event Organizer
Vince J. Whibbs, Sr. Community Maritime Park

Event Contact Information:
Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park
351 W Cedar Street
Pensacola FL
850-436-5676
PensacolaCommunityMaritimePark.com

Event Coordinator
Justin Paul
jpaul@cityofpensacola.com

April 8, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 Free Workshop - Tackling Paperwork Mountain
Ever feel like you’re drowning in paperwork for your special needs child? Join us as autism mom and 5th grade teacher Tina Wells shows us how to create a great organizational system. You bring a large 3-ring binder with some dividers, your paperwork pile, and we’ll bring breakfast! Childcare will be available for up to 15 children.

Event Organizer
Emerald Coast Exceptional Families

Event Contact Information:
St. Sylvester Catholic Church
6464 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze FL 32563
850-396-1008

April 8, 2017   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Splash
Although we are based in Connecticut, LOF Adaptive holds its annual “Sunshine Splash” event at Lake Ivanhoe for the disabled community of central Florida. This year’s event will be held on April 8 & 9, 2017 from 9AM-4PM. The event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. All ages and disabilities are welcome!

Event Organizer
LOF Adaptive Skiers

Event Contact Information:
Lake Ivanhoe Park
57 S Ivanhoe Blvd
Orlando FL 32804
203-426-0666
lofadaptiveskiers.org/home/orlando-florida-sunshine-splash-april-8-9-2017/

Event Coordinator
Joel Zeisler
lofskiers@gmail.com
Flyer
April 8, 2017   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 Spring Festival of Flowers returning to Milton
The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Science Milton Campus and Pensacola State College are sponsoring the Spring Festival of Flowers. The event is set 9 am-5 pm April 7, 9 am-4 pm April 8 and 9. The festival will feature arts and crafts, plants, flowers and herbs, garden supplies, locally grown vegetables, food and music. Educational booths will also be available to answer questions about plants and flowers. The Milton Garden Club will sponsor a flower show; in addition, the festival features plant nurseries and a UF student-club plant sale. The student club will feature a variety of plants such as hallmark bulbine, Bolivian sunset and indigo spires salvia. Contact Robin Vickers at rvickers@ufl.edu or 983-7134 for more information on the event.

Event Organizer
UF-IFAS and Pensacola State College

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola State College - Milton Campus
5988 Hwy 90, Bldg 4900
Milton FL
850-983-7134

Event Coordinator
Robin Vickers

April 8, 2017   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Cops and Kids
Sheriff David Morgan and the ECSO School Resource Officers invite parents, guardians, and kids to a FREE picnic in Avondale Park. We are providing hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and drinks. We will have games and prizes, a K-9 Demonstration, ECSO Mounted Unit, and our ECSO Explorers will be on hand to fingerprint children if the parent/guardian wants them done. If you have any questions, call 436-9281.

Event Organizer
Escambia County Sheriff's Office

Event Contact Information:
Avondale Park
5809 Vestavia Lane
Pensacola FL 32526-1762
850-436-9281

April 8, 2017   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 Awesome Easter: for our Special Needs Community!
Fort Walton Beach Firefighters and Silver Sands School invite our special needs community to Awesome Easter party 2017! Bring a basket and play games to gather Easter eggs! (we have both candy and toy-filled eggs to accommodate dietary restrictions) Come socialize, celebrate, and join us for a FREE, fun outing! We are currently accepting sponsors/volunteers for our game and activity stations! For more information about this event or how to get involved, call Jo Soria at (850)833-9513.

Event Organizer
City of Fort Walton Beach

Event Contact Information:
349 Holmes Blvd, N.W.
Fort Walton Beach FL 32548
850-833-9513

Event Coordinator
Jo Soria

April 8, 2017   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 5th Annual ArtKidDoo
ArtKidDoo is a collaborative effort between the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida, the Washington County Arts Council, childcare providers, and local businesses to encourage awareness for the arts in young children. The community will come together for this free, 1-day event to offer hands-on arts and crafts as well as performance art by local artists, musicians, and vocalists. Light food options will be available. (Sponsored by the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida and the State of Florida).

Event Organizer
Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida

Event Contact Information:
Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida
703 W. 15th Street, Suite A
Panama City FL 32401
850-747-5400
suzan.gage@elcnwf.org

April 8, 2017   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 SibShop
SibShop is an interactive workshop for typical siblings of children with developmental disabilities. SibShop provides siblings, ages 6 to ages 13 years old, opportunity for peer support within safe, fun-filled, recreational context. at SibShop you can talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a brother or a sister who has a developmental disability and share your

Event Organizer
JAFCO Children's Ability Center

Event Contact Information:
5100 N Nob Hill Rd
Sunrise FL
954-315-8681
www.jafco.org

Event Coordinator
samantha Sehter
samantha@jafco.org

April 8, 2017   10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 2nd Annual Crawfish Festival by Milton High School Band
The event will include a crawfish boil, entertainment by the MHS Band groups and other local musicians, a children's activity area and vendor booths. MHS Band Parent Association will be selling its famous shish-ka-bobs as well as hamburgers, hot dogs and Coca-Cola products. All proceeds raised by the band will be used to purchase instruments and equipment.

Event Organizer
Milton High School

Event Contact Information:
Milton High School
Hwy 87
Milton FL 32570


April 8, 2017   10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 SportsAbility Outdoor Day – FREE
Attendees are encouraged and welcome to learn about new products and try fun activities! Information booths on the latest in products, active leisure programs and services for people with disabilities. Participant can engage in hands-on active leisure opportunities including, adaptive golf, tennis, basketball, martial arts, laser target shooting; interactive fishing simulator, disc golf and therapeutic recreation activities provided by Tallahassee Community College (TCC.) This is a free event. Call for more information.

Event Organizer
Florida Outdoors Disabled Association

Event Contact Information:
Ochlockonee River State Park
429 State Park Rd
Tallahassee FL 32358
850-201-2944
www.fdoa.org/tallahassee
Flyer
April 8, 2017   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Easter Egg Hunt
Save the Date: April 8th. The Easter Bunny is coming to town! Join us for a day of FUN with Easter Egg Hunts, music, carnival games, bounce houses, bubble stations, pictures with the Easter Bunny and more! Bring a non-perishable food item or make a donation to Manna Food Bank for admission.

Event Contact Information:
Roger Scott Athletic Complex
2130 Summit Blvd
Pensacola FL


April 8, 2017   11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Community Spring Fling
Easter Egg Hunt, Crafts, Games, Food. FREE for everyone. Easter Egg Hunt Schedule: 12:00-12:15 Walking 3 year olds (staff will assist with hunt); 12:15- 12:45 4-7 year olds and 12:45-1:15 8-10 year olds. Bring your own baskets.

Event Organizer
Families First Network

Event Contact Information:
Families First Network, Children Services Building
1221 W. Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola FL 32501
850-429-6500

April 8, 2017   11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 FAMILY FUN DAY 2017
FAMILY FUN DAY 2017
Open House and Resource Fair
Food, Music, Game, Balloon, Art, & More.


Event Organizer
The Arc of Palm Beach County

Event Contact Information:
1201 Australian Ave.
Riviera Beach FL
561-842-3213
arcpbc.org

Event Coordinator
Brie
bsidman@arcpbc.org

April 8, 2017   2:00 PM - : Eastern Time
 Strike Out Autism Baseball Game
S.N.A.P. Has teamed up for the third year with Stetson Athletics Hatters to promote Autism Awareness in a riveting baseball game against Florida Gulf Coast University's Eagles. Several community organizations will join us in supporting our Special Needs community : Welcoming Hearts, UCF C.A.R.D/PALS, Blue Jay Academy, Special Olympics of Florida - Volusia County, and Autism Speaks. Tickets Price $10.00 and can be purchased on our website. We can mail your tickets to you, or you can pick them up from our staff game day.
A Bounce House will be at Melching Field for the kids to enjoy; courtesy of Bounce & Play.


Event Organizer
Special Needs Ability Program and Stetson Athletic Hatters

Event Contact Information:
Melching Field
555 S. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand FL 32724
800-816-5235

Event Coordinator
Jamie Grover

April 8, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Terri's Party
Come Celebrate Terri Harmon

And Her Nearly 30 Years

Of Dedication To

The Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization


Event Organizer
Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization

Event Contact Information:
1601 Belvedere Rd,
West Palm Beach FL
561-752-3383
http://gcdso.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=508

Event Coordinator
Anne M. Dichele
anne@goldcoastdownsyndrome.org

April 9, 2017   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 Spring Festival of Flowers returning to Milton
The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Science Milton Campus and Pensacola State College are sponsoring the Spring Festival of Flowers. The event is set 9 am-5 pm April 7, 9 am-4 pm April 8 and 9. The festival will feature arts and crafts, plants, flowers and herbs, garden supplies, locally grown vegetables, food and music. Educational booths will also be available to answer questions about plants and flowers. The Milton Garden Club will sponsor a flower show; in addition, the festival features plant nurseries and a UF student-club plant sale. The student club will feature a variety of plants such as hallmark bulbine, Bolivian sunset and indigo spires salvia. Contact Robin Vickers at rvickers@ufl.edu or 983-7134 for more information on the event.

Event Organizer
UF-IFAS and Pensacola State College

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola State College - Milton Campus
5988 Hwy 90, Bldg 4900
Milton FL
850-983-7134

Event Coordinator
Robin Vickers

April 9, 2017   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Splash
Although we are based in Connecticut, LOF Adaptive holds its annual “Sunshine Splash” event at Lake Ivanhoe for the disabled community of central Florida. This year’s event will be held on April 8 & 9, 2017 from 9AM-4PM. The event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. All ages and disabilities are welcome!

Event Organizer
LOF Adaptive Skiers

Event Contact Information:
Lake Ivanhoe Park
57 S Ivanhoe Blvd
Orlando FL 32804
203-426-0666
lofadaptiveskiers.org/home/orlando-florida-sunshine-splash-april-8-9-2017/

Event Coordinator
Joel Zeisler
lofskiers@gmail.com
Flyer
April 9, 2017   2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 2017 Easter Egg Hunt & Annual Spring Social
Join the Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee for an Easter Egg Hunt at Myers Park, Tallahassee under the Pavilion next to the playground where Golf Terrace Drive dead ends. Rain or shine, individuals with Down Syndrome along with their siblings, family members and friends will begin gathering at 2 to snack, play and visit. The Easter Bunny arrives at 3:15 for pictures and the egg hunt begins at 3:30! There will be eggs to hunt for the LITTLES, yard games for the BIGS and snacks for all!

Event Organizer
Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee

Event Contact Information:
Myers Park
Golf Terrace Drive
Tallahassee FL
850-276-9859
www.dsatallahassee.com

Event Coordinator
Dana

April 9, 2017   4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Central Time
 Autism awareness day at the Ball park!
As a kick-off to the Steps for Autism 2017 fundraising season, join Autism Pensacola, Inc. as we cheer on the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Sunday April 9th at 4:00 pm. The Wahoos will be wearing special autism themed jerseys as they take on the Tennessee Smokies. The jerseys will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to Autism Pensacola to help improve the lives of those living with autism. Tickets are free for attendees with autism, $5 for API members, and $10 for non-members. Limited number of tickets available. Get your tickets: https://autismpensacola.wufoo.com/forms/autism-pensacola-goes-to-the-wahoos-2017/. Contact 850-434-7171 or email office@autismpensacola.org with any questions. Go Wahoos!

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola, Inc.

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola, Inc.
3916 N 10th Ave
Pensacola FL 32503
850-434-7171
info@autismpensacola.org

April 10, 2017   8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 PEPSA - Anxiety and Depression on he Autism Spectrum
When: April 10, 2017 (8AM-4PM) -- Registration begins at 7:30AM
Where: Marcus Pointe Baptist Church, 6205 North W. Street, Pensacola, FL 32505. Registration DEADLINE: April 7, 2017 - Limited to first 100 participants
Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anxiety-and-depression-on-the-autism-spectrum-recognition-assessment-treatment-registration-32500333372.


Event Organizer
Marcus Pointe Baptist Church

Event Contact Information:
Marcus Poingte Baptist Church
6205 N W Street
Pensacola FL 32505
850-215-4330

Event Coordinator
Karen Williams
karen.williams@med.fsu.edu

April 10, 2017   8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 PEPSA - Anxiety and Depression on he Autism Spectrum
When: April 10, 2017 (8AM-4PM) -- Registration begins at 7:30AM
Where: Marcus Pointe Baptist Church, 6205 North W. Street, Pensacola, FL 32505. Registration DEADLINE: April 7, 2017 - Limited to first 100 participants
Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anxiety-and-depression-on-the-autism-spectrum-recognition-assessment-treatment-registration-32500333372.


Event Organizer
Marcus Pointe Baptist Church

Event Contact Information:
Marcus Pointe Baptist Church
6205 N W Street
Pensacola FL 32505
850-215-4330

Event Coordinator
Karen Williams
karen.williams@med.fsu.edu

April 10, 2017   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Special Needs Parent Support Group Meeting
Parent meeting to discuss what is next when your child turns 18. We are hoping to have speakers from different agencies there to discuss supports and services available. Free childcare will be provided and a movie will be shown to the kids (over 18 kids we welcome too!). Childcare will be provided by members of the Buddy Break Program who have been trained and background checked.

Event Organizer
Diana Anderson and Tina Siberio

Event Contact Information:
281 North Division Street
Building 3
Oviedo FL 32765
407-797-8287
FB: Special Needs Parent Support Group of Seminole County

Event Coordinator
Diana Anderson
diandy1990@yahoo.com

April 11, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 ABLE United Workshop
This workshop is being held to educate participants on how to open an ABLE United account, who can contribute, how much can be contributed and how can it be used. This is a giant step for individuals with disabilities and Florida is leading the way. By learning about this program, you can help others learn and save. Speakers: John Finch, Director of ABLE United; Attorney Lauchlin Waldock will be at the meeting to talk about how Special Needs Trusts can complement ABLE accounts. - John Curry from North Florida Financial to discuss how ABLE accounts fit in with your overall planning.
There is no cost to attend, but you will need to register by April 4 by calling Amanda at 562-3000


Event Organizer
Area 2 Family Care Council

Event Contact Information:
North Florida Financial Corporation
3664 Coolidge Ct. (Southwood)
Tallahassee FL
850-562-3000

Event Coordinator
Amanda
Flyer
April 11, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 ABLE United Workshop
This workshop is being held to educate participants on how to open an ABLE United account, who can contribute, how much can be contributed and how can it be used. This is a giant step for individuals with disabilities and Florida is leading the way. By learning about this program, you can help others learn and save. Speakers: John Finch, Director of ABLE United; Attorney Lauchlin Waldock will be at the meeting to talk about how Special Needs Trusts can complement ABLE accounts. - John Curry from North Florida Financial to discuss how ABLE accounts fit in with your overall planning.
There is no cost to attend, but you will need to register by April 4 by calling Amanda at 562-3000


Event Organizer
Area 2 Family Care Council

Event Contact Information:
North Florida Financial Corporation
3664 Coolidge Ct. (Southwood)
Tallahassee FL
850-562-3000

Event Coordinator
Amanda
Flyer
April 11, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Easter Egg Hunt
Skater's Choice of Panama City will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Tuesday, April 11 from 6 pm-8 pm at 5413 Hickory Street, Panama City, FL 32404.

Event Organizer
Skater's Choice of Panama City

Event Contact Information:
Skater's Choice
5413 Hickory Street
Panama City FL 32404
850-763-8551
www.iskatepc.com

Event Coordinator
Amanda
Amanda@iskatepc.com

April 11, 2017   6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Family to Family Class
The next Family to Family class will start Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 6:30-9:00 pm at The Pavilion at West Florida Hospital, 2191 E Johnson Avenue (corner of Johnson & N Davis) and will run for 12 weeks.

Event Organizer
NAMI Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
The Pavilion at West Florida Hospital
2191 E Johnson Avenue
Pensacola FL
850-208-1609
https://namipensacola.com/events/event/
namipensacola@gmail.com

April 11, 2017   7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 NWF State College Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert
The renowned Northwest Florida State College Jazz Ensemble presents its annual Spring Concert in the Mainstage Theater of the college's Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. Free of charge! Tuesday, April 11. Doors open at 7:00 pm, Concert 7:30 pm. Don't miss this fantastic student ensemble that has been invited to perform across the Gulf Coast including the Pensacola Jazz Fest!

Event Organizer
Northwest Florida State College

Event Contact Information:
Northwest Florida State College - Mattie Kelly Arts Center
100 College Blvd E
Niceville FL 32578
850-729-6000
bryans@nwfsc.edu

April 12, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 2017 Career Expo
CareerSource Gulf Coast invites you to participate in the 13th Annual Career Expo. It is an excellent opportunity for employers to meet skilled candidates, and for job seekers to visit with the area's top employers at one event. We are asking for employers who have positions that pay at least $12-$14 per hour or $25,000 per year to attend. Booth fee is $50, payable to CareerSource Gulf Coast. Booths come with a table, two chairs, one professionally lettered sign, and refreshments. If you have any special requests or needs please identify them on the registration form. Veterans Only: 8:30-9 am.

Event Organizer
CareerSource Gulf Coast

Event Contact Information:
Holley Center - FSU
4750 Collegiate Drive
Panama City FL 32405
850-872-4340
CareerSourceGC.com

April 13, 2017   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Connecting the Dots 2017
Family Care Council Area 4 would like to announce our "Connecting the Dots 2017" conference is open for registration. Please join us for a half-day, disability-topic conference. Keynote speaker Boaz Nelson, from Picasso Einstein in Pembroke Pines, FL will present "The #JobCreators Movement: Simple & Sustainable Employment"

After the keynote, the conference offers two subsequent breakout sessions, including a variety of topics such as: Making Employment Meaningful to the Person: How?, Navigating the iBudget Waiver, Mental Health issues in the IDD population, Guardianship Options, Self-Directed IEPs, Financial strategies and options, Parent Panel, Preparing for Independent Living, Q & A with APD Staff, ABLE United, and more.


Event Organizer
Area 4 Family Care Council

Event Contact Information:
Schultz Center
4019 Boulevard Center Drive
Jacksonville FL 32207

www.eventbrite.com/e/connecting-the-dots-conference-2017-tickets-31940041524

Event Coordinator
Karen Prewitt
prewitt.karen@yahoo.com

April 13, 2017   4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central Time
 Easter at Cobb
Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:00 pm
Ages: 5-12
After school youth and area youth will hunt Easter eggs on the Cobb playground.


Event Organizer
Cobb Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
E.S. Cobb Resource Center
601 E. Mallory Street
Pensacola FL
850-436-5192

April 13, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Autism Speaker Series: John Miller
John Miller was born in 1968 in Montreal, Quebec. As a child he dealt with many social and academic difficulties. After many struggles and hard work he graduated from high school in 1986. John completed a BA in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. A few years later he decided to get a Masters in Special Education, in order to help those with special needs. By chance John started teaching students with autism. . In 2010 he published a manuscript based on his own life and teaching experiences titled, "The A Word: My Life With Asperger's and the World of Autism." In early 2011 he felt privileged to be invited to the Autism society of Florida's Board. Presently, he is beginning a manuscript on dating and relationships for males with high functioning autism and Asperger's titled; Navigating the Mine field: A Dating and Relationship Guide for Males with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's.

Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
FAU, Boca Raton Campus - Live Oak Pavilion Rooms C and D
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton FL 33433
561-212-8058
www.eventbrite.com/e/autism-speaker-series-john-miller-tickets-29836404489

Event Coordinator
Mercedes Pagano
paganom@fau.edu

April 14, 2017   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 Ignite the Power Within: Women & Girls Empowerment Summit
The Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is delighted to announce our Women and Girls Empowerment summit entitled, “Igniting the Power Within” to be held in partnership with Tallahassee Community College on April 14, 2017 at the Tallahassee Community College, Workforce Development Center. Our goal is to convene 250 women and girls from our community to empower, inspire and share vital information in the areas of public safety, academic excellence, diversity, governance and a host of other engaging topics! The event is free for 7th - 12th grade students. The cost for adults is only $20. Lunch will be provided for all workshop attendees. Absences for all Leon County School students will be excused with the completion of a Excused Absence Form. Registration is limited, so register today! Scholarships are available. Please e-mail us for details. For additional information please email us at: ccydcdirector@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Contact Information:
Tallahassee Community College Workforce Dev Ctr
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee FL 32304

ccydcdirector@gmail.com

April 14, 2017   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Farm Share
There will be several organizations providing health screenings and other information. Farm Share will distribute free food to residents of Leon, Gadsden, Liberty, Jefferson, Franklin and Wakulla Counties. Quincy Farm Share site is 1/4 miles west of Piggly Wiggly on Hwy 90, 18212 Blue Star Hwy, Quincy, FL. For more information, contact: Dawn@farmshare.org, Dave@farmshare.org or sandra.porras-gutierrez@myflfamilies.com.

Event Organizer
Quincy Farm Share

Event Contact Information:
Quincy Farm Share
18212 Blue Star Hwy
Quincy FL 32351
850-627-9500

Event Coordinator
Dawn or Dave
Dawn@farmshare.org

April 14, 2017   6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Central Time
 2nd Annual Grace-N-Love Gala
Please join us for the 2nd Annual Grace-N-Love Gala "Embrace Autism and the Extraordinary" on Friday, April 14, 6:30-10 p.m. at The Breakers of Fort Walton Beach, 381 Santa Rosa Blvd., Okaloosa Island. This black tie event will feature dinner, drinks and dancing, with special guests, Hope Given and Reid Soria. Proceeds benefit Pyramid Fort Walton Beach, Arc of the Emerald Coast and Silver Sands School. Entry fee is a minimum $20 donation per entry ticket. Seating is limited, so get your tickets today by contacting Pyramid Fort Walton Beach at 850-862-7139 or bhertzog@pyramidinc.org. You can also pick them up at Pyramid, 432 Green Acres Road, FWB.

We'll see you there!


Event Organizer
Pyramid Fort Walton Beach

Event Contact Information:
The Breakers of Fort Walton Beach
381 Santa Rosa Blvd, Okaloosa Island
Fort Walton Beach FL 32548
850-862-7139
rentals@breakersfwb.com
bhertzog@pyramidinc.org

April 15, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 Annual Community Shredding Party
Get your personal documents shredded for FREE! This year we've also partnered with the St. Andrew Bay Center who will be accepting donations if you are so inclined and selling Pulled Pork Lunches starting at 11am by Publix. Free Admission.

Event Organizer
WMBB-TV

Event Contact Information:
Panama City Mall
2150 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
Panama City FL 32405
850-785-9587
info@panamacity-mall.com

April 15, 2017   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Community Easter Egg Hunt
Egg hunt, games, fun, and food for all ages.

Event Organizer
The Dove Church

Event Contact Information:
The Dove Church
7308 Highway 77
Southport FL 32409


April 15, 2017   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 SibShop
SibShop is an interactive workshop for typical siblings of children with developmental disabilities. SibShop provides siblings, ages 6 to ages 13 years old, opportunity for peer support within safe, fun-filled, recreational context. at SibShop you can talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a brother or a sister who has a developmental disability and share your

Event Organizer
JAFCO Children's Ability Center

Event Contact Information:
5100 N Nob Hill Rd
Sunrise FL
954-315-8681
www.jafco.org

Event Coordinator
samantha Sehter
samantha@jafco.org

April 15, 2017   11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Civitan's 24th Annual Community Picnic
Civitan's Community picnic is given each year for agencies that work with people with developmental disabilities. We invite the people who work at these agencies, the clients they assist, and their parents or caregivers. Please join us for hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, chips, Pepsi products, and dessert! Also, games, crafts, live music, face painting by Jr. Civitans, and an opportunity to meet the Blue Wahoos mascot, the Easter Bunny and take a ride or try on some equipment from the Pensacola Fire Department. Antique cars will be on display by Gulf Coast Model A Club!

Event Organizer
Pensacola Civitan Club

Event Contact Information:
Seville Square
Pensacola FL 32502
850-941-4485

Event Coordinator
Cindy Barrington

April 15, 2017   2:00 PM - : Central Time
 Egga-Wahooza
Marcus Pointe Baptist Church, The Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Cat Country 98.7, Play Pensacola, and the Community Maritime Park presents the 2017 Egga Wahooza Easter Egg Hunt at Community Maritime Park in Downtown Pensacola!

DATE: Saturday, April 15th at 2:00 PM / Special Needs Hunt at 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Community Maritime Park, 301 W. Main St. Pensacola, FL 32502
AGES: Walkers to 5th Grade!
COST: FREE!


Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL 32502


April 17, 2017   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Adult Social Group - Boca Raton
Adults with autism spectrum disorder ages 18 and older are welcome. Groups will meet at various community locations to discuss issues, problem solve, and form friendships.
Locations will be determined prior to outing date. Any costs associated with participation in the outing are the responsibility of the adult participant, as well as transportation to and from the outing.


Event Organizer
FAU, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton
561-213-8381

Event Coordinator
Veronica Castro
castrov2014@fau.edu

April 18, 2017   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time
 Happy Mind
Five participants must register in advance for a scheduled class to take place.
Snacks will be served-please note dietary restrictions. Parents are required to remain on-site. Clients new to CARD groups are asked to meet with Taylor prior to attending a session. For registration or questions, contact Taylor: Taylor.Fabrega@med.fsu.edu or 850-414-7823.


Event Organizer
FSU CARD Office

Event Contact Information:
FSU CARD Office
2312 Killearn Center Blvd., Bldg A
Tallahasee FL 32309
850-414-7823

Event Coordinator
Taylor
Taylor.Fabrega@med.fsu.edu

April 19, 2017   11:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Retreat for Families who have Experienced Death of a Loved One (Parent or Child)
Retreat will be held May 19-21, 2017

Deliver the Dream provides structured, therapeutic, fun activities for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis (space is limited to 15 families) on a three-day, two-night retreat weekend experience. Each retreat is geared towards a specific illness/crisis such as autism, spina bifida, death of a loved one, Down syndrome or cancer. There is no charge for families to attend. Families are normally referred by a network of not-for-profit and healthcare organizations throughout the state of Florida. Families can also be self-referred.

On these retreats, families will participate in assorted recreational indoor and outdoor activities, discussion groups, interactive games, creative workshops, team building exercises, and more!


Event Organizer
Deliver the Dream

Event Contact Information:
Florida FFA Leadership Training Center
5000 Firetower Rd
Haines City FL 33844
954-564-3512
www.deliverthedream.org/familyretreats.html
contact@deliverthedream.org

April 20, 2017   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Vocational Training & Adult Day Programs
Vocational Training & Adult Day Programs
Provides information regarding vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, sheltered workshops, post-secondary training and
adult day programs. FREE and open to the community.


Event Organizer
Joshua’s Path at Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward

Event Contact Information:
8200 Peters Road
Plantation FL
954-472-1988
www.jfsbroward.org

Event Coordinator
Sharlene C. Glassman, M.S.

April 20, 2017   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 LifePlanning 2017 Seminar & Workshop
Seminar 4, Vocation and Recreational Supports: This presentation will provide resources and information that can assist family members with special needs in becoming/remaining independent. Employment, social, and recreational services will be discussed.

Event Organizer
Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service

Event Contact Information:
5841 Corporate Way, Room 104
West Palm Beach FL

www.jfcsonline.com/life-planning

Event Coordinator
Meredith Lee Katzenberg
MKatzenberg@jfcsonline.com

April 20, 2017   11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Central Time
 Family Care Council Area 1 meeting
Family Care Council Area 1 helps educate the local community and serves as a resource for those individuals while promoting community involvement for those with disabilities. Learn more about the function of the Family Care council and consider becoming a member appointed by the Governor. If you are unable to attend and wish to join by phone, call 888-670-3525 code 9904940247#

Event Organizer
Family Care Council Area 1

Event Contact Information:
Chappie James Building 4th floor
160 West Government Suite 412
Pensacola FL 32502
850-485-2155
www.area1fcc.org

Event Coordinator
Dina Justice
area1fcc@bellsouth.net

April 20, 2017   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Central Time
 Free Class - "Spring Into Speech: Early-Language Development"
The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart will host a free seminar called "Spring into Speech: Early-Language Development" on Thursday, April 20 from 6 to 7 pm in the Greenhut Auditorium at Sacred Heart Hospital. Parents, expectant parents, educators, clinical professionals, pediatricians and specialists are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required. For information or assistance, please call 850-416-7340. To see other classes led by our pediatric rehabilitation specialists, visit our website.

Event Organizer
The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart

Event Contact Information:
Sacred Heart Hospital
Greenhut Auditorium - 5151 N. Ninth Avenue
Pensacola FL 32504
850-416-7340
www.sacred-heart.org/news/

April 20, 2017   6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time
 Caddy Shack Cocktail Party
Introducing The Caddyshack Cocktail Party! Immerse yourself in Bushwood Country Club’s shenanigans as we tee off for an epic Caddyshack themed cocktail party. Prizes will be given for best dressed and Bill Murray lookalike. - See more at: https://www.arcpbc.org/events/public-events/special-events/caddy-shack-cocktail-party#sthash.j10A35FB.dpuf

Event Organizer
The Arc of Palm Beach County

Event Contact Information:
149 Soundings Ave
Jupiter FL
561-842-3213
arcpbc.org

Event Coordinator
Brie
bsidman@arcpbc.org

April 21, 2017   7:45 AM - : Eastern Time
 The Arc Invitational
The Arc Invitational is a prestigious golf tournament held to support The Arc of Palm Beach County. This illustrious event attracts top community leaders and is accompanied by a lunch and award ceremony. Amazing swag bags, delicious cocktails, poker hands, and a whole lot of fun await the elite golfers on the links. - See more at: https://www.arcpbc.org/events/public-events/special-events/the-arc-invitational-2017#sthash.0RhU3bfH.dpuf

Event Organizer
The Arc of Palm Beach County

Event Contact Information:
1808 SE Colony Way
Jupiter FL
561-842-3213
arcpbc.org

Event Coordinator
Brie
bsidman@arcpbc.org

April 21, 2017   8:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Last Weekend Camp before Summer
Register now for a mini camp experience! We still have a few spots remaining for this season’s weekend long camp program for adults and children age 6 and up with special needs and disabilities. Camp dates are April 21-23, 2017, but spots are going quickly. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
Easter Seals

Event Contact Information:
Camp Challenge
31600 Camp Challenge Road
Sorrento FL 32776
352-383-4711 Ext. 200

Event Coordinator
Danie Reese
dreese@fl.easterseals.com

April 21, 2017   11:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 Retreat for Families who have a parent who is a Post 9/11 combat veteran
Retreat will be held April 21-23.

Deliver the Dream provides structured, therapeutic, fun activities for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis (space is limited to 15 families) on a three-day, two-night retreat weekend experience. Each retreat is geared towards a specific illness/crisis such as autism, spina bifida, death of a loved one, Down syndrome or cancer. There is no charge for families to attend. Families are normally referred by a network of not-for-profit and healthcare organizations throughout the state of Florida. Families can also be self-referred.

On these retreats, families will participate in assorted recreational indoor and outdoor activities, discussion groups, interactive games, creative workshops, team building exercises, and more!


Event Organizer
Deliver the Dream

Event Contact Information:
Duncan Conference Center
15820 S Military Trail
Delray Beach FL 33484
954-564-3512
www.deliverthedream.org/familyretreats.html
contact@deliverthedream.org

April 22, 2017   8:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 The Annual STARS Conference
The Council for In Transition Youth of Palm Beach County is hosting The Annual STARS Conference.

The STARS Conference Guiding Youth Toward A Brighter Future for students with disabilities, their families, and support providers.


Event Organizer
School District of Palm Beach County

Event Contact Information:
6880 Lawrence Rd
Lantana FL
561-434-8367
www.palmbeachschools.org

Event Coordinator
Laura Schultze
laura.schultze@palmbeachschools.org

April 22, 2017   9:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Autism Speaks Walk 2017
Join us for the Autism Speaks Walk and make a difference for people on the spectrum. With every step you take and every dollar you raise, you help enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. Start a team, join a team or come on your own. Walk and fundraise together to enhance the lives of people living with autism. Must register to participate. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
Autism Speaks Tampa Bay Chapter

Event Contact Information:
Raymond James Stadium
4201 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa FL 33607
407-478-6330

Event Coordinator
katy Formella
katy.formella@autismspeaks.org

April 22, 2017   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Time
 Make and Take Parent Training
This session will be a “Make and Take” session that focuses on using visual support systems as prevention and reinforcement strategies. Visual support systems can be used in a wide variety of ways including daily schedules, choice boards, time passage and sequencing (i.e. timers; first-then boards), and step-by-step presentations of daily routines (including daily living skills and social stories). We will have available all materials necessary to make multiple visual support systems and take them with you that day! Free childcare for up to 15 children.

Event Organizer
Across the Board Therapy Group

Event Contact Information:
Across the Board Therapy Group
7552 Navarre Parkway
Navarre FL 32566


April 22, 2017   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Autism Swims
Boys and girls ages 5 to 18 with autism are invited to participate in this free event to promote swimming and water safety. Children of all swimming abilities are welcome. There will be pool games and contests, as well as educational information from various agencies and experts. Participants will receive an event t-shirt.

Event Organizer
Florida Department of Health in Broward County

Event Contact Information:
10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd
Sunrise FL
954-747-4637

Event Coordinator
Nicole Leno
nleno@sunrisefl.gov

April 22, 2017   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Guardian Advocacy Workshop
Laurie Ohall, PA will be hosting a Guardian Advocacy Workshop in April. She will assist low income special needs families achieve guardianship of their children. The workshop is free. FDST has relied on the expertise of Ms. Ohall each time our members had a question related to Special Needs trusts, guardianship and estate planning. She serves on our FDST Board of Directors as our Special Needs Attorney. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
FDST (F.R.I.E.N.D.S. TAMPA)

Event Contact Information:
FDST Offices
1219 Millennium Parkway
Brandon FL 33511
813-245-2782
info@friendssupport.org

April 23, 2017   6:30 AM - : Eastern Time
 Outrun Cerebral Palsy
Our run is about celebrating the full potential of every human being regardless of their physical limitations. Our vision is to see athletes with physical disabilities have the chance to experience being an athlete for a day.

Our run will feature a 5k run and walk, but the highlight of our run will feature athletes in wheelchairs being pushed on a 5k by a family member or sponsoring athlete. Because everyone deserves a chance to feel the wind in their hair, wipe sweat from their faces, and hear a crowd cheer them on. In the spirit of Team Hoyt, our race is out to break barriers for those with Cerebral Palsy.


Event Organizer
United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida

Event Contact Information:
12100 Forest Hill Dr.
Wellington FL
305-297-5328
http://wellington5k.com/

Event Coordinator
Jim Sayih
jim@911fitness.com

April 24, 2017   7:30 AM - : Eastern Time
 "Ante Up FORE Autism" 13th Annual Charity Golf Classic benefitting Jacksonville School for Autism
JSA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit school dedicated to helping children with Autism achieve a solid foundation for learning and communication. Ante Up FORE Autism is the 13th annual Charity Golf Classic at Deerwood Country Club on Monday, April 24, 2017. This event will benefit Jacksonville School for Autism. Registration is at 7:30 am. Shotgun Start is at 9:00 am. Lunch/Prizes/Raffle is at 12:30 pm.
Together, we can make a difference in helping children improve their odds of defeating Autism! EDUCATE. ENGAGE. INSPIRE.


Event Organizer
Jacksonville School for Autism

Event Contact Information:
Deerwood Country Club
10239 Golf Club Drive
Jacksonville FL 32256
904-642-5917
www.jsakids.org/fundraisers/golf-classic/

April 25, 2017   4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
 Area 2 Family Care Council Meeting
Monthly meeting. The mission of the Family Care Council Florida (FCCF) is to advocate, educate, and empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, partnering with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), to bring quality services to individuals for dignity and choice. You are encouraged to attend in person. However if you cannot, you may call into the conference call line at 1-888-670-3525 passcode at prompt is 9486690734#.

Event Organizer
Area 2 Family Care Council

Event Contact Information:
Children's Home Society conference room
1801 Miccosukee Commons Drive
Tallahassee FL 32308
800-470-8101

Event Coordinator
Louise Ogburn

April 25, 2017   4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
 Area 2 Family Care Council Meeting
Monthly meeting. The mission of the Family Care Council Florida (FCCF) is to advocate, educate, and empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, partnering with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), to bring quality services to individuals for dignity and choice. You are encouraged to attend in person. However if you cannot, you may call into the conference call line at 1-888-670-3525 passcode at prompt is 9486690734#.

Event Organizer
Area 2 Family Care Council

Event Contact Information:
Children's Home Society conference room
1801 Miccosukee Commons Drive
Tallahassee FL 32308
800-470-8101

Event Coordinator
Louise Ogburn

April 25, 2017   4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
 Area 2 Family Care Council Meeting
Monthly meeting. The mission of the Family Care Council Florida (FCCF) is to advocate, educate, and empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, partnering with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), to bring quality services to individuals for dignity and choice. You are encouraged to attend in person. However if you cannot, you may call into the conference call line at 1-888-670-3525 passcode at prompt is 9486690734#.

Event Organizer
Area 2 Family Care Council

Event Contact Information:
Children's Home Society conference room
1801 Miccosukee Commons Drive
Tallahassee FL 32308
800-470-8101

Event Coordinator
Louise Ogburn

April 26, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Legal & Financial Planning for the Future
Seminar 4, Vocation and Recreational Supports: This presentation will provide resources and information that can assist family members with special needs in becoming/remaining independent. Employment, social, and recreational services will be discussed.

Event Organizer
Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service

Event Contact Information:
(8500 Jog Road, Activity Room
Boynton Beach FL

www.jfcsonline.com/life-planning

Event Coordinator
Meredith Lee Katzenberg
MKatzenberg@jfcsonline.com

April 26, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Community Resource Fair
Cooper City High School in conjunction with the City of Cooper City will be sponsoring 21st Century Families: a community resource fair on Wednesday April 26, 2017 from 6-8:30pm. There will be many community agencies and we plan on having at least 60 tables set up in the cafeteria for parents to get information regarding services.

Event Organizer
Cooper City High School

Event Contact Information:
9401 Stirling Rd
Cooper City FL
754-323-0222

Event Coordinator
Theresa Sulliva
theresa.sullivan@browardschools.com

April 26, 2017   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Parenting Special Needs Support Group
This group is open to any parent or caregiver of a child with ANY special needs and its FREE. It is a great place to meet parents on similar journeys, gain insight and information. Support group meets on April 26, 2017, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Days/times subject to change. Call for more information.

Event Contact Information:
262 Crystal Grove Bouelvard
Lutz FL
813-966-7064

Event Coordinator
Erica Dupont
Erica@protherapyplus.com

April 27, 2017   6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Step Up For Students Scholarships Presentation
Presentation open to all parents of children who qualify for the Step Up for Students Scholarships. Space is limited. You must RSVP to ADMIN@ASECFL.COM Presentation by Stephanie Love, Step Up for Students Community Outreach Manager.Step Up For Students, is a state-approved nonprofit scholarship organization that helps administer two scholarships for Florida schoolchildren: The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (FTC) and the Gardiner Scholarship (formerly known as Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts-PLSA) for children with certain special needs.

Event Organizer
Autism Spectrum on the Emerald Coast, Inc. Brad Burnette

Event Contact Information:
St. Jude's Episcopal Church
200 N. Partin Dr.
Niceville FL 32578


Event Coordinator
Brad Burnette
ADMIN@ASECFL.COM

April 27, 2017   6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 IEP Series: Effective Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher conferences provide the perfect opportunity to build and strengthen the relationships between parents and teachers. Communication is an essential component to your child's academic success. This training provides a great framework for effective parent-teacher conferences and meetings.

Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
500 NW California Blvd
D-115/Schreiber Conference Center
Port St Lucie FL 34986

www.eventbrite.com/e/effective-parent-teacher-conferences-tickets-29442911541

Event Coordinator
Cathy Allore

April 28, 2017   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 Els for Autism conference
From Els for Autism Foundation

We are having our inaugural scientific conference April 28-29, 2017 with top leaders in the field of autism including Ami Klin, Adriana DiMartino, Roberto Tuchman, Andy Shih, Roy Grinker, and Catherine Lord.


Event Organizer
Els for Autism Foundation

Event Contact Information:
18370 Limestone Creek Road
Jupiter FL
561-625-8269
www.Elsforautism.org

Event Coordinator
Marlene Sotelo

April 29, 2017   8:30 AM - : Eastern Time
 Florida On The Move
Join us for our spring conference April 28, 29, 30th. The conference kicks off with a Friday evening Social from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a board meeting at 8:15; Saturday speakers starts at 8:30 a.m., and there will be activities for the children and WALK begins Saturday afternoon at 3:00. Items for the Raffles comes from Donations from our families that come to conferences, so bring items or Pick up GIFT Cards. There are cabins that sleep between 4 to 8 people or RV sites. Call Tropical Palms Resort at 407-235-7179 and mention the Prader-Willi Conference. Must register to attend this event. Call or E-mail the Prader-Willi Association Florida for more information.

Event Organizer
Prader-Willi Association of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Tropical Palms Resort
2650 Holiday Trail
Kissimmee FL 34746
321-229-2986

Event Coordinator
Beverly DeLemos
pwfa2015@gmail.com

April 29, 2017   8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 2017 Annual School to Work Transition Expo
FREE TRANSITION EXPO FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, THEIR FAMILIES, EDUCATORS, & MORE

Information will be available on the following topics:
• Vocational Rehabilitation
• Social Security
• Employment
• Diploma/Graduation Options
• Transition

Interact with educators and representatives from local and state agencies and organizations. Speak directly with agencies that provide services for transition students (14-22) in your community.


Event Organizer
The Treasure Coast Interagency Transition Council of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties

Event Contact Information:
3209 Virginia Avenue
Ft Pierce FL
772-429-4587

Event Coordinator
Lesa Kitzmiller
lesa.kitzmiller@stlucieschools.org

April 29, 2017   12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Central Time
 Blues & Barbecue
The second annual Blues & Barbecue celebration takes place April 29-30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 140 W. Government St. The festival will feature food as well as music by groups including the Belmont Youth Band, Dr. Breeze, the Blenders, Platinum Premier, Backstreet Blues, Michael Wheeler, James Purify, Glenn Parker and Friends, the Pelican 212 band and nationally-known artist Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton, whose performance includes a gumbo tasting demonstration. (That's not including the barbecue that will be available for purchase.)

Event Organizer
St. Joseph Catholic Church

Event Contact Information:
St. Joseph Catholic Church
140 W. Government Street
Pensacola FL


April 30, 2017   3:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Florida On The Move
Join us for our spring conference April 28, 29, 30th. The conference kicks off with a Friday evening Social from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a board meeting at 8:15; Saturday speakers starts at 8:30 a.m., and there will be activities for the children and WALK begins Saturday afternoon at 3:00. Items for the Raffles comes from Donations from our families that come to conferences, so bring items or Pick up GIFT Cards. There are cabins that sleep between 4 to 8 people or RV sites. Call Tropical Palms Resort at 407-235-7179 and mention the Prader-Willi Conference. Must register to attend this event. Call or E-mail the Prader-Willi Association Florida for more information.

Event Organizer
Prader-Willi Association of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Tropical Palms Resort
2650 Holiday Trail
Kissimmee FL 34746
321-229-2986

Event Coordinator
Beverly DeLemos
pwfa2015@gmail.com

April 30, 2017   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sensory Sunday at Orlando Science Center
The Orlando Science Center is providing a sensory friendly experience on select Sunday mornings in order to be more accessible to persons with disability. On April 30, they will be providing a sensory friendly Sunday with exhibits at quieter volume settings, more light, and less crowds. There will also be a movie with softer volume and more ambient light.

Event Organizer
Orlando Science Center

Event Contact Information:
777 E. Princeton Street
Orlando FL 32803
407-514-2029
www.osc.org/about/accessibility
gservices@osc.org

April 30, 2017   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sensory Sunday at Orlando Science Center
Join Orlando Science Center for sensory-friendly experiences on Sunday, April 30!

Sensory Sundays present everything you love about the Science Center while offering a wonderful relief from extra stimuli, giving our visitors a chance to visit select exhibit halls at quieter volume settings with more light.

Sensory Sundays offer families a quieter opportunity to explore the Science Center with less crowds and help prepare their children for future visits that may be busier and louder.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy a movie with softer volume and more ambient light in our theater and the Orlando Science Center also offers noise-reducing headphones at the admissions desk on Level 2.

Sensory Sundays offer visitors a chance to have a fun, enjoyable and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and accepting environment. To help prepare for your visit to Orlando Science Center, please download our Sensory Story Guide at www.osc.org/accessibility


Event Contact Information:
777 E Princeton St
Orlando FL 32803

www.osc.org/about/accessibility/

April 30, 2017   1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Central Time
 Blues & Barbecue
The second annual Blues & Barbecue celebration takes place April 29-30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 140 W. Government St. The festival will feature food as well as music by groups including the Belmont Youth Band, Dr. Breeze, the Blenders, Platinum Premier, Backstreet Blues, Michael Wheeler, James Purify, Glenn Parker and Friends, the Pelican 212 band and nationally-known artist Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton, whose performance includes a gumbo tasting demonstration. (That's not including the barbecue that will be available for purchase.)

Event Organizer
St. Joseph Catholic Church

Event Contact Information:
St. Joseph Catholic Church
140 W. Government Street
Pensacola FL


May 1, 2017   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Florida STM Get Away
It’s five days, in residence, camp-style retreat for people with intellectual or physical disabilities to find fellowship with others in a Christian atmosphere. While the facilities at each Get Away vary, special care has been given to select facilities that will best fit the special needs of our guests. Each Get Away has various activities such as: swimming, fishing, crafts, boat rides, sports, games, hayrides, bonfires, petting zoos, and local interests.

Event Organizer
Special Touch Ministry

Event Contact Information:
Lake Aurora Christian Camp
Lake Wales FL
321-543-8729
www.specialtouch.org

Event Coordinator
Pastor Joe and Ann Trementozzi
Trementozzi@specialtouch.org

May 3, 2017   4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 LifePlanning 2017 Seminar & Workshop
Wednesday, May 3rd: An attorney from Legal Aid of Palm Beach County will discuss types of guardianship and alternatives to guardianship for people with disabilities. He will also discuss the process of attaining

Event Organizer
Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service

Event Contact Information:
5841 Corporate Way, Room 104
West Palm Beach FL

www.jfcsonline.com/life-planning

Event Coordinator
Meredith Lee Katzenberg
MKatzenberg@jfcsonline.com

May 4, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Life STRIDES Showcase
Special guests and entertainment. Food and fun included. Wallace Baptist Church, 6601 Chumuckla Hwy, Pace, FL.

Event Organizer
Wallace Baptist Church

Event Contact Information:
Wallace Baptist Church
6601 Chumuckla Hwy
Pace FL


May 6, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 43rd Annual Fishing Rodeo
For People with Disabilities. •Free Registration, •Free Food, •Trophies, •Bait provided. Bring your own lawn chair. Call and register. Bring your own fishing skills. Come enjoy the day! For more information and registration, call 850-477-8376. RSVP by Friday, April 14th. Driving directions: From I10 and Pensacola Blvd. Hwy 29, go North 17.2 miles, turn left on Hwy 97, go 14 miles and turn left on Hwy 99 S. Go 1/2 mile look for fish pond on the left. LOOK FOR SIGNS.

Event Organizer
Pen Wheels Fiesta Five Flags

Event Contact Information:
Jantz Catfish Farm
440 South Highway 99
Walnut Hill FL 32568
850-477-8376

May 7, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Blues Angel Music's Blues on The Bay
Mark your calendars for another great season of the Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay FREE Summer Concert Series at Community Maritime Park! We have some favorite bands returning and really fun new shows added this year! Check it out! Lawn chairs welcome. No pets or glass please. Scheduled band for May 7th: Modern Eldorados.

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
Hunter Amphitheater - South Devilliers Street
Pensacola FL

pensacolacommunitymaritimepark.com

May 9, 2017   11:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Retreat for Families who have a child with cancer
Retreat will be held June 9-11.

Deliver the Dream provides structured, therapeutic, fun activities for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis (space is limited to 15 families) on a three-day, two-night retreat weekend experience. Each retreat is geared towards a specific illness/crisis such as autism, spina bifida, death of a loved one, Down syndrome or cancer. There is no charge for families to attend. Families are normally referred by a network of not-for-profit and healthcare organizations throughout the state of Florida. Families can also be self-referred.

On these retreats, families will participate in assorted recreational indoor and outdoor activities, discussion groups, interactive games, creative workshops, team building exercises, and more!


Event Organizer
Deliver the Dream

Event Contact Information:
Florida FFA Leadership Training Center
5000 Firetower Rd
Haines City FL 33844
954-564-3512
www.deliverthedream.org/familyretreats.html
contact@deliverthedream.org

May 9, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Free What to Do While You Wait
If your child has recently been diagnosed with autism or if you are currently awaiting an evaluation the future may seem overwhelming! The staff at the Autism Center of The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart is offering a free class to connect families with community resources and provide tips for addressing your child’s behaviors. This class is open to all families facing autism in the community, no matter where you are receiving treatment.
This class is free to attend.Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. One registration is needed per person. This class meets in the Greenhut Auditorium at Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola. Please park in the Ninth Avenue parking garage and enter through the Ninth Avenue or Main Entrance. The Greenhut Auditorium is located just past the information desk in the Conference Center. For more information about this class or your child’s care, please call the Autism Center at 850-416-4681


Event Organizer
Autism Center of The Studer Family Children's Hospital - Sacred Hart

Event Contact Information:
Sacred Heart Hospital - Greenhut Auditorium
5151 N. Ninth Avenue
Pensacola FL
850-416-4681

May 11, 2017   8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time
 May 11th Conference R.E.A.C.H Event
Join us for this exciting diversity and inclusion business to business conference!

Learn from award-winning keynote speakers Haben Girma and Debra Ruh about fostering diversity in the workplace through hiring, training and retaining persons with disabilities at our “Reinforcing Employment Access & Career Hiring” (R.E.A.C.H.) event!


Event Organizer
CareerSource Palm Beach County

Event Contact Information:
1301 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach FL

www.eventbrite.com/e/reach-tickets-30700042654?aff=es2

Event Coordinator
Elsa DeGoias
edegoias@careersourcepbc.com

May 14, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Blues Angel Music's Blues on The Bay
Mark your calendars for another great season of the Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay FREE Summer Concert Series at Community Maritime Park! We have some favorite bands returning and really fun new shows added this year! Check it out! Lawn chairs welcome. No pets or glass please. Scheduled band for May 14th: Still Standing: A Tribute to Elton John.

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
Hunter Amphitheater - South Devilliers Street
Pensacola FL

pensacolacommunitymaritimepark.com

May 15, 2017   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Adult Social Group - Boca Raton
Adults with autism spectrum disorder ages 18 and older are welcome. Groups will meet at various community locations to discuss issues, problem solve, and form friendships.
Locations will be determined prior to outing date. Any costs associated with participation in the outing are the responsibility of the adult participant, as well as transportation to and from the outing.


Event Organizer
FAU, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
777 Glades Rd,
Boca Raton
561-213-8381

Event Coordinator
Veronica Castro
castrov2014@fau.edu

May 16, 2017   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Mental Health Resources
Mental Health Resources
Offers guidance with locating appropriate resources, navigating community health settings and managing challenges presented by
disabled loved ones. FREE and open to the community.


Event Organizer
Joshua’s Path at Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward

Event Contact Information:
8200 Peters Road
Plantation FL
954-472-1988
www.jfsbroward.org

Event Coordinator
Sharlene C. Glassman, M.S.

May 16, 2017   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time
 Good Habits and Goal Setting
Five participants must register in advance for a scheduled class to take place.
Snacks will be served-please note dietary restrictions. Parents are required to remain on-site. Clients new to CARD groups are asked to meet with Taylor prior to attending a session. For registration or questions, contact Taylor: Taylor.Fabrega@med.fsu.edu or 850-414-7823.


Event Contact Information:
FSU CARD Office
2312 Killearn Center Blvd., Bldg A
Tallahasee FL 32309
850-414-7823

Event Coordinator
Taylor
Taylor.Fabrega@med.fsu.edu

May 18, 2017   11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Central Time
 Family Care Council Area 1 meeting
Family Care Council Area 1 helps educate the local community and serves as a resource for those individuals while promoting community involvement for those with disabilities. Learn more about the function of the Family Care council and consider becoming a member appointed by the Governor. If you are unable to attend and wish to join by phone, call 888-670-3525 code 9904940247#

Event Organizer
Family Care Council Area 1

Event Contact Information:
Chappie James Building 4th floor
160 West Government Suite 412
Pensacola FL 32502
850-485-2155
www.area1fcc.org

Event Coordinator
Dina Justice
area1fcc@bellsouth.net

May 19, 2017   11:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 Retreat for Families who have Experienced Death of a Loved One (Parent or Child)
Retreat will be held May 19-21, 2017

Deliver the Dream provides structured, therapeutic, fun activities for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis (space is limited to 15 families) on a three-day, two-night retreat weekend experience. Each retreat is geared towards a specific illness/crisis such as autism, spina bifida, death of a loved one, Down syndrome or cancer. There is no charge for families to attend. Families are normally referred by a network of not-for-profit and healthcare organizations throughout the state of Florida. Families can also be self-referred.

On these retreats, families will participate in assorted recreational indoor and outdoor activities, discussion groups, interactive games, creative workshops, team building exercises, and more!


Event Organizer
Deliver the Dream

Event Contact Information:
Florida FFA Leadership Training Center
5000 Firetower Rd
Haines City FL 33844
954-564-3512
www.deliverthedream.org/familyretreats.html
contact@deliverthedream.org

May 20, 2017   8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Family Care Council Florida
The Family Care Councils are a group of Governor-appointed volunteers who advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The council’s primary functions are to:
• assist in providing information and outreach to self-advocates and families;
• review the effectiveness of the APD and make recommendations with respect to implementation;
• advise the APD administrators on the community and family support systems in their area; and
• meet and share information with other area FCCs.

The FCCs work closely together representing individuals with developmental disabilities and their families as a united voice. Through the Family Care Council Florida (FCCF), chairpersons or a representative of each council meets quarterly to educate and discuss common issues and concerns. Speakers are often invited to provide the FCCF with information on topics that affect individuals with developmental disabilities in Florida.


Event Organizer
Pauline Lipps, FCCF Chairperson

Event Contact Information:
Embassy Suites Orlando Airport
5835 T.G. Lee Boulevard
Orlando FL 32822
800-470-8101
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Pauline Lipps
fccf@statewidefcc.onmicrosoft.com

May 20, 2017   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sundown Summer Concert Series at Cascades Park
Tallahassee Downtown is pleased to announce the 2017 Sundown Summer Concert Series at Cascades Park. The event is a series of four FREE public concerts held throughout the summer on every third Saturday from 7-10pm. We have a fantastic lineup of local and regional performers covering a diverse range of music from Funk and Blues to Reggae and Americana.

There will be a Fun4Tally Kids Zone with tons of family friendly activities, local food and crafts vendors, as well as all the amazing amenities that Cascades Park has to offer including miles of trails, Discovery playground, and the Imagination Fountain.

May 20th: FUTUREBIRDS w/ The New 76ers
June 17th: Humming House w/ Two Foot Level
July 15th: Col. Bruce Hampton and The Madrid Express w/ The Midtowners
August 19th: Roosevelt Collier w/ JB's ZydecoZoo

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please contact the event coordinator, Elias Mathes, at Elias.TallahasseeDowntown@gmail.com


Event Organizer
Tallahassee Downtown and Grove Events and Media Consulting

Event Contact Information:
Cascades Park
Tallahassee FL


Event Coordinator
Elias Mathes
Elias.TallahasseeDowntown@gmail.com

May 24, 2017   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Parenting Special Needs Support Group
This group is open to any parent or caregiver of a child with ANY special needs and its FREE. It is a great place to meet parents on similar journeys, gain insight and information. Support group meets on April 26, 2017, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Days/times subject to change. Call for more information.

Event Contact Information:
262 Crystal Grove Bouelvard
Lutz FL
813-966-7064

Event Coordinator
Erica Dupont
Erica@protherapyplus.com

May 25, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Family Law Informational Clinic
An informational clinic that discusses the divorce filing process and the handling of issues related to children and property. This is a great opportunity to meet with employees of the Leon County Clerk’s Office, a private lawyer, and a family law mediator about filing for divorce on your own. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the process, review forms, and learn about the law that governs these cases. No appointment is necessary and there is no fee. Contact John at john@lsnf.org for more details.

Event Organizer
Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.

Event Contact Information:
The Leon County Courthouse Annex, Courtroom 1
1920 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee FL 32303

john@lsnf.org

Event Coordinator
John

May 29, 2017   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 Florida STM Get Away
It’s five days, in residence, camp-style retreat for people with intellectual or physical disabilities to find fellowship with others in a Christian atmosphere. While the facilities at each Get Away vary, special care has been given to select facilities that will best fit the special needs of our guests. Each Get Away has various activities such as: swimming, fishing, crafts, boat rides, sports, games, hayrides, bonfires, petting zoos, and local interests.

Event Organizer
Special Touch Ministry

Event Contact Information:
Lake Aurora Christian Camp
Lake Wales FL
321-543-8729
www.specialtouch.org

Event Coordinator
Pastor Joe and Ann Trementozzi
Trementozzi@specialtouch.org
Flyer
May 30, 2017   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 Florida STM Get Away
It’s five days, in residence, camp-style retreat for people with intellectual or physical disabilities to find fellowship with others in a Christian atmosphere. While the facilities at each Get Away vary, special care has been given to select facilities that will best fit the special needs of our guests. Each Get Away has various activities such as: swimming, fishing, crafts, boat rides, sports, games, hayrides, bonfires, petting zoos, and local interests.

Event Organizer
Special Touch Ministry

Event Contact Information:
Lake Aurora Christian Camp
Lake Wales FL
321-543-8729
www.specialtouch.org

Event Coordinator
Pastor Joe and Ann Trementozzi
Trementozzi@specialtouch.org
Flyer
May 30, 2017   4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
 Area 2 Family Care Council Meeting
Monthly meeting. The mission of the Family Care Council Florida (FCCF) is to advocate, educate, and empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, partnering with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), to bring quality services to individuals for dignity and choice. You are encouraged to attend in person. However if you cannot, you may call into the conference call line at 1-888-670-3525 passcode at prompt is 9486690734#.

Event Organizer
Area 2 Family Care Council

Event Contact Information:
Children's Home Society conference room
1801 Miccosukee Commons Drive
Tallahassee FL 32308
800-470-8101

Event Coordinator
Louise Ogburn

May 30, 2017   4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
 Area 2 Family Care Council Meeting
Monthly meeting. The mission of the Family Care Council Florida (FCCF) is to advocate, educate, and empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, partnering with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), to bring quality services to individuals for dignity and choice. You are encouraged to attend in person. However if you cannot, you may call into the conference call line at 1-888-670-3525 passcode at prompt is 9486690734#.

Event Organizer
Area 2 Family Care Council

Event Contact Information:
Children's Home Society conference room
1801 Miccosukee Commons Drive
Tallahassee FL 32308
800-470-8101

Event Coordinator
Louise Ogburn

May 30, 2017   4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
 Area 2 Family Care Council Meeting
Monthly meeting. The mission of the Family Care Council Florida (FCCF) is to advocate, educate, and empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, partnering with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), to bring quality services to individuals for dignity and choice. You are encouraged to attend in person. However if you cannot, you may call into the conference call line at 1-888-670-3525 passcode at prompt is 9486690734#.

Event Organizer
Area 2 Family Care Council

Event Contact Information:
Children's Home Society conference room
1801 Miccosukee Commons Drive
Tallahassee FL 32308
800-470-8101

Event Coordinator
Louise Ogburn

May 31, 2017   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 Florida STM Get Away
It’s five days, in residence, camp-style retreat for people with intellectual or physical disabilities to find fellowship with others in a Christian atmosphere. While the facilities at each Get Away vary, special care has been given to select facilities that will best fit the special needs of our guests. Each Get Away has various activities such as: swimming, fishing, crafts, boat rides, sports, games, hayrides, bonfires, petting zoos, and local interests.

Event Organizer
Special Touch Ministry

Event Contact Information:
Lake Aurora Christian Camp
Lake Wales FL
321-543-8729
www.specialtouch.org

Event Coordinator
Pastor Joe and Ann Trementozzi
Trementozzi@specialtouch.org
Flyer
June 1, 2017   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 Florida STM Get Away
It’s five days, in residence, camp-style retreat for people with intellectual or physical disabilities to find fellowship with others in a Christian atmosphere. While the facilities at each Get Away vary, special care has been given to select facilities that will best fit the special needs of our guests. Each Get Away has various activities such as: swimming, fishing, crafts, boat rides, sports, games, hayrides, bonfires, petting zoos, and local interests.

Event Organizer
Special Touch Ministry

Event Contact Information:
Lake Aurora Christian Camp
Lake Wales FL
321-543-8729
www.specialtouch.org

Event Coordinator
Pastor Joe and Ann Trementozzi
Trementozzi@specialtouch.org

June 1, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 "Splish Splash" Water Fun Tonight!
Bring a towel and let's get wet! Food, fun, friends.

Specific details will be provided a month prior to each event. Dates are subject to change according to weather and appropriate movie dates. We are looking forward to another wonderful year with all of our friends!


Event Organizer
Transition Center

Event Contact Information:
Transition Center
5555 Woodbine Road
Pace FL


June 2, 2017   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 Florida STM Get Away
It’s five days, in residence, camp-style retreat for people with intellectual or physical disabilities to find fellowship with others in a Christian atmosphere. While the facilities at each Get Away vary, special care has been given to select facilities that will best fit the special needs of our guests. Each Get Away has various activities such as: swimming, fishing, crafts, boat rides, sports, games, hayrides, bonfires, petting zoos, and local interests.

Event Organizer
Special Touch Ministry

Event Contact Information:
Lake Aurora Christian Camp
Lake Wales FL
321-543-8729
www.specialtouch.org

Event Coordinator
Pastor Joe and Ann Trementozzi
Trementozzi@specialtouch.org

June 4, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Blues Angel Music's Blues on The Bay
Mark your calendars for another great season of the Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay FREE Summer Concert Series at Community Maritime Park! We have some favorite bands returning and really fun new shows added this year! Check it out! Lawn chairs welcome. No pets or glass please. Scheduled band for June 4th: Emerald Coast Blues Bros.

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
Hunter Amphitheater - South Devilliers Street
Pensacola FL

pensacolacommunitymaritimepark.com

June 11, 2017   8:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Easter Seals' Summer Camp 2017
Join us at Easter Seals Camp Challenge this summer! The Camp program is for adults and children age 6 and up with special needs and disabilities. Camp Challenge offers peace of mind for you, and the summer adventure of a lifetime for your loved one! A week long fully accessible overnight camp for children and adults with disabilities or special needs. Exciting activities include zip lining, swimming, archery, dancing, sports, music and drama, and more! There are five (5) camp sessions run from June 11th through July 15th. Some session are fore adults only, other sessions are for teens, young adults and kids. Must register for each session. E-mail of call to determine what session is appropriate for your child. Financial Assistance is available to qualified families for all summer overnight campers accepted to camp.

Event Organizer
Easter Seals of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Camp Challenge
31600 Camp Challenge Road
Sorrento FL 32776
352-383-4711 Ext. 200

Event Coordinator
Danie Reese
dreese@fl.easterseals.com

June 12, 2017   8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Day Camp
Enroll your child today for fun days at camp! Activities include swimming, and arts and crafts for kids of ALL ABILITIES from 6 to 14-years-old. Weekly Sessions are Monday-Friday from June 12 thru July 21, 2017. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
Easter Seals

Event Contact Information:
Camp Challenge
31600 Camp Challenge Road
Sorrento FL 32776
352-383-4711 Ext. 200

Event Coordinator
Danie Reese
dreese@fl.easterseals.com

June 15, 2017   8:30 AM - : Eastern Time
 2017 Florida Lifespan Respite Summit
Please plan to join us for this all day event full of collaboration and idea sharing. We will work together to expand the Florida Lifespan Respite Alliance and make respite a priority in our state.

More information, including registration instructions will follow as the date nears.

If you would like to consider presenting or participating on an expert panel, please let us know! We are looking for experts of all types - caregivers, care receivers. professionals in disabilities fields, faith based groups, and more.


Event Organizer
Florida Lifespan Respite Alliance

Event Contact Information:
St. Paul United Methodist Church
1498 Rosery Road East
Largo FL 33770