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November 25, 2017   8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central Time
 Breakfast with Santa in Rosemary Beach
Breakfast with Santa Saturday, November 25, 8AM to 10 AM, Town Hall Bring the kids to Santa’s Workshop for a magical morning filled with delight! Included are a boxed breakfast, a professional color photo with Santa and a special goodie bag from Gigi’s! Tickets are $20 per child and complimentary for adults. Available for purchase at the door. CASH ONLY. 100% of all admissions will go directly to the Angel Tree Program of Walton County.

Event Contact Information:
Rosemary Beach Town Hall
Rosemary Beach FL


November 25, 2017   1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
 Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics
Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics is a therapeutic swimming and aquatic recreation program for children, and others, with physical or developmental disabilities. Every week, Splash Pals chapters host adapted aquatics pool sessions that engage the participants in swimming, exercise, social interaction, and play!

By using the swimming pool as an environment for physical activity and social engagement, Splash Pals aids in improving the quality of life for the participants by providing an opportunity to exercise and practice swimming, to receive additional stimuli and sensory play, build confidence and self-esteem, improve social skills and gross motor skills, create meaningful relationships, have a ton of fun, and much, much more!

We have multiple chapters across Florida!


Event Contact Information:
Capital Region Family Health and Fitness Center
2001 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee FL 32301

www.SplashPals.com

November 25, 2017   3:30 PM - : Central Time
 Beach Home for the Holidays at Aaron Bessant Park
Create new holiday traditions this year in Panama City Beach! Thanksgiving Thursday may be the time for turkey, but that weekend, Santa Claus is coming to town! Beach Home for the Holidays waves goodbye to fall and sets the stage for the most magical month of the year. Aaron Bessant Park serves as the site of carol-themed concerts, s'mores, an appearance by Santa and activities for the kids. The main event is the annual Christmas tree lighting, illuminating the spirit of the season!

Fireworks each day! FREE


Event Contact Information:
Panama City Beach
600 Pier Park Drive
Panama City FL

www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/holidays/

November 25, 2017   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Elf-Movies By The Bay
Join us on the Panama City Marina Lawn for an outdoor showing of Elf. Bring your family and friends, lawn chairs and blankets for a fun, FREE, family friendly evening in Downtown Panama City.

The Downtown Business Alliance will be hosting monthly movies. Coming up next: December 16th- Polar Express


Event Organizer
We Are Downtown Pc

Event Contact Information:
We Are Downtown Pc
300s Harrison Avenue
Panama City FL 32401


November 26, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 Deck The Halls!
Come help us get ready for Christmas!!! We'll have hot cocoa, some food, and plenty of Christmas tunes playing as we 'deck the halls' (and kids rooms, and the auditorium) with Christmas decor!

Event Organizer
Genesis Church

Event Contact Information:
Genesis Church
4070 Mission Road
Tallahassee FL 32303

info@genesischurch.tv

November 27, 2017   10:30 AM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time
 Dream Inspired Planning
SAVE THE DATE! The Arc of Florida, in coordination with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and the Family Care Council, is pleased to announce a training forum on "Dream Inspired Planning". This event is to be held in Tallahassee on December 7th at the Leon County Library. There is a fee for parking in the library's parking lot.

The training will be presented by Jonathan Martinis, Legal Director for the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University in Washington, DC. You MUST register for this event in order to attend as seating is limited. The registration link will be available on November 27, 2017 at our website at www.ArcFlorida.org.

This event is open to self-advocates and family members served by APD, Family Care Council members, providers of APD services, Waiver Support Coordinators and to APD and Vocational Rehabilitation staff - APD will verify registrants at the door requesting in-service hours.


Event Organizer
The Arc of Florida/Agency for Persons with Disabilities/Family Care Council

Event Contact Information:
Leon County Library
200 West Park Avenue, Leroy Collins Annex
Tallahassee FL
850-606-2665

November 27, 2017   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Eastern Time
 Professional Network-PACT Partnership Community Conversation
Presentations:

"Play Big Therapy & Learning Center"

Rachel Scharlepp, LCSW, Registered Play Therapist/Clinical Social Work

"Recreation and Active Leisure for People of ALL Abilities"
Laurie LoRe-Gussakb, Executive Director
Florida Disabled Outdoors Association


Event Organizer
Whole Child Professional Network

Event Contact Information:
Wesson Media Center
2813 S. Meridian Street
Tallahassee FL
850-692-3134
wholechildleon@gmail.com

November 27, 2017   5:00 PM - : Central Time
 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony - Sacred Heart
A beacon of the holiday season in northeast Pensacola, Sacred Heart Hospital's 40-foot tall Christmas tree is under construction in preparation for the hospital's annual tree-lighting ceremony on Monday, November 27th. The ceremony begins at 5pm and the public is invited.

Santa will drop by and help light the tree together with a former patient from The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart. In addition, the event will include some sounds of the season and holiday refreshments. All are invited to gather in the courtyard between the Conference Center and the Emergency/Trauma Center.

Parking will be available in the Ninth Avenue parking garage and the new parking lot just east of the garage.


Event Contact Information:
Sacred Heart Hospital
Pensacola FL


November 28, 2017   9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time
 Sacred Heart to Provide Free Flu Shots in November
During November 2017, Sacred Heart Health System will provide free flu shots at locations in Pensacola and Gulf Breeze for adults who are poor, elderly or uninsured. Only individuals ages 18+ are eligible for these flu shots.

• Nov. 28 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 9945 Hillview Dr., Pensacola.

For more information about Sacred Heart's ''Mission in Motion'' community-health screenings, please call 850-416-7826.


Event Organizer
Sacred Heart Health System

Event Contact Information:
Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church
9945 Hillview Drive
Pensacola FL
850-416-7826

November 28, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Circle of Parents Monthly Meetings
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month for our Parent Group Get-Together! Enjoy snacks, get great prizes, make new friends, let the kids play, and share parenting ideas!

Free food and transportation. Call us for a ride! Molly Clore at 850-888-6104 or your Healthy Start Coordinator.

Call Molly C


Event Organizer
Wakulla Florida Department of Health

Event Contact Information:
Florida Department of Health - Wakulla
48 Oak Street
Crawfordville FL
850-888-6104

Event Coordinator
Molly Clore

November 28, 2017   11:30 AM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 $2.00 Tuesdays at Movie Plus Cinema
$2.00 Tuesdays. That's only $2.00 a ticket, $2.00 for a small popcorn, and $2.00 for a small drink. Best movie deal in town.

Movies and Showtimes: http://www.movies8tallahassee.com/Default.aspx


Event Contact Information:
Movies Plus Cinema
2810 Sharer Road
Tallahassee FL

http://www.movies8tallahassee.com/Default.aspx

November 28, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

November 28, 2017   3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Transition Open House
The SD-PBC ESE Transition Team, in collaboration with CITY (the Council for In Transition Youth), is planning a Transition Open House- Resource Fair.

This event is open to non- profit organizations that provide services, free of charge, to students & families. There is no fee for participation and you may attend one or both evenings. Please register for both in order to attend both events.


Event Organizer
School District of Palm Beach County

Event Contact Information:
4200 S Congress Ave
Lake Worth FL
561-434-8367
www.palmbeachschools.org/ese/transitionservices/

Event Coordinator
Laura Schultze
laura.schultze@palmbeachschools.org

November 28, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Free Special Education Workshops-Two Sessions in Niceville
IDEA, Part I

Decipher the lingo, jargon and misconceptions. Join presenter Debi Bennis from the Family Network on Disabilities to define the four parts of individuals with Disabilities Education Act, examine the six guiding principles and break down the frameworks of the Special Education process and components of the individual Education Plan. Discuss how to discipline students with disabilities and explore ways to resolve disputes. Share resources to develop an IEP that works, advocate for your son or daughter and better understand how the Federal and State Laws can protect students in the ESE program.

Limited seating available and childcare is not provided.


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


November 28, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Welcome to Autism Reality: Things No One Ever Told Me
Speaker:
Autism Dad Frank Campagna is father to a 14-year-old son with classic autism. Campagna has been writing about his experiences and has become a social media sensation. Campagna has also worked at Sesame Street for the past 22 year and worked closely with autism initiative, Sesame Street and Autism; See Amazing in All Children

Topics include:
"You're Allowed To Be Mad," "Autism Includes A Few Perks," "You're Going To Get Advice From Everyone," and "Stop Googling Everything."


Event Organizer
Area 14 Family Care Council

Event Contact Information:
1251 Jim Keene Blvd
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-698-6240

Event Coordinator
Lisa Miller
Flyer
November 30, 2017   9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time
 Sacred Heart to Provide Free Flu Shots in November
During November 2017, Sacred Heart Health System will provide free flu shots at locations in Pensacola and Gulf Breeze for adults who are poor, elderly or uninsured. Only individuals ages 18+ are eligible for these flu shots.

• Nov. 30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Liberty Church, 2221 S. Blue Angel Pkwy., Pensacola.

For more information about Sacred Heart's ''Mission in Motion'' community-health screenings, please call 850-416-7826.


Event Organizer
Sacred Heart Health System

Event Contact Information:
Liberty Church
2221 S. Blue Angel Pkwy
Pensacola FL
850-416-7826

November 30, 2017   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Yes! Yoga Program - Healthy Lifestyle for Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is sponsoring a no cost yoga program for friends, family and supporters of Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders. Sessions will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm, June 15 thru November 30th.

Questions contact Michelle or the Pensacola Office at 850-433-1395.


Event Organizer
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
URU Yoga
2400 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola FL 32504
850-433-1395

Event Coordinator
Michelle

November 30, 2017   3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Transition Open House
The SD-PBC ESE Transition Team, in collaboration with CITY (the Council for In Transition Youth), is planning a Transition Open House- Resource Fair.

This event is open to non- profit organizations that provide services, free of charge, to students & families. There is no fee for participation and you may attend one or both evenings. Please register for both in order to attend both events.


Event Organizer
School District of Palm Beach County

Event Contact Information:
4200 S Congress Ave
Lake Worth FL
561-434-8367
www.palmbeachschools.org/ese/transitionservices/

Event Coordinator
Laura Schultze
laura.schultze@palmbeachschools.org

November 30, 2017   6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Eastern Time
 Job Interview Skills Group
This group will meet for 12 sessions using the evidence-based Interview Skills Curriculum by Allison Leatzow and Lindee Morgan. Participants must be an FSU CARD client, out of high school, and actively seeking employment. Group members need to be able to communicate (verbally, in writing or using AAC) and will be expected to participate in discussions, activities and role playing.

Topics to be discussed:
* Character, Attitude, and Persona
* Interview Etiquette, Nonverbal Communication, and Hygiene
* Interview Questions, Closing the Interview, and Follow-Up

To register, email Allison Leatzow at allison.leatzow@med.fsu.edu. Please note, space is limited.


Event Organizer
FSU Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
FSU CARD
2312 Killearn Center Blvd., Bldg A
Tallahassee FL 32309


Event Coordinator
Allison Leatzow

December 1, 2017   11:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
 Zero Tolernace Training
Zero Tolerance training for MCPRS employees or UCO employees only.

Event Organizer
Elizabeth Das

Event Contact Information:
2200 NW 107 Ave.
Miami FL 33172
305-599-0899 Ext. 1255
mcprs.org

Event Coordinator
Elizabeth Das
elizabethdas@uco-ucpsfl.org

December 1, 2017   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Friday Nights in Historic St. Andrew
December 1st - come by and visit us! We will have Christmas music going, hot cocoa, coffee, cookies and goodies, and a beautifully decorated church to visit! Take a break from the walking and shopping and come and relax for a bit!

Event Contact Information:
Historic St. Andrew Church
1004 Chestnut Avenue
Panama City FL 32401


December 1, 2017   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time
 Camelia Christmas at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
Maclay Gardens State Park and Friends of Maclay Gardens, Inc. would like to invite the public to take a stroll along the candle-lit walk and enjoy the holiday music provided by local musicians. Enjoy some hot cider and cookies while waiting for Santa to arrive. This event is the perfect introduction to the season and a fun way to share the holiday spirit with friends and family. The historic Maclay House will be open and filled with lovely fresh arrangements created by local Garden Club Flower Show judges. You’ll also want to take advantage of the opportunity to bid on festive holiday wreaths and decorations for your home donated by local merchants to benefit your State Park.

Event Organizer
Maclay Gardens and Friends of Maclay Gardens, Inc.

Event Contact Information:
The Maclay House
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee FL 32309
850-487-4115
www.floridasateparks.org

December 2, 2017   6:00 AM - 6:00 PM Central Time
 Pensacola Remote Area Medical Clinic
Remote Area Medical and local volunteers will be providing FREE MEDICAL SERVICES to members of the community at Pensacola High School. Services offered will include vision, dental and general medical care as well as education and access to free or reduced price follow-up care. The mission of our organization is to stop pain and alleviate suffering. We hope to serve 2,000 patients with over 600 volunteers.

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola High School
500 W. Maxwell Street
Pensacola FL 32501

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December 2, 2017   7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Central Time
 The Annual GEMS Self Awareness Winter Conference
Milk and Honey Outreach Ministries will host their Self Awareness Winter Conference on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The topic: Loving Yourself Just Enough. Focusing on Teen Domestic Violence and Self Harm. For Girls Ages 10-19. Lunch will be provided and transportation will be available. Register at www.milkandhoneyoutreach.org.

For more information call Trishona Young at 850-207-8771 or mrsyoung87@icloud.com.


Event Organizer
Milk and Honey Outreach Ministries

Event Contact Information:
First United Methodist Church
6 E. Wright Street, Annex Building
Pensacola FL 32501
850-207-8771

Event Coordinator
Trishona Young
mrsyoung87@icloud.com
Flyer
December 2, 2017   8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Central Time
 Special Needs Kids Day Out
All special needs children from walking to 10 years old are welcome to join our open gymnastics hour, free of charge. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Held at both U.S. Gold locations: 2118 3rd Avenue, Crestview, 850-306-3298 and 12432 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, 850-654-3124.


Event Organizer
U.S. Gold Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
U.S. Gold Gymnastics
2118 Third Avenue
Crestview FL
850-306-3298
Flyer
December 2, 2017   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Alternative Christmas Market & Shop
The Alternative Christmas Market provides an alternative to excessive commercialization of the holiday shopping experience. Over 30 local, national, and international agencies and ministries that serve the homeless, the hungry, the imprisoned, the poor, and those in need set up booths in John Wesley’s Fellowship Hall showcasing the services they provide on a price list. Shoppers will have the opportunity to match a gift with that someone special on their Christmas list. Gifts may be chosen from any of the agencies participating and recorded on a shopping list.

Event Organizer
John Wesley United Methodist Church

Event Contact Information:
1689 Old Saint Augustine Road
Tallahassee FL 32301
850-224-5857
sites.google.com/view/acmumc/home?authuser=0

Event Coordinator
Mrs. C. Cosper
info@johnwesleyumc.com

December 2, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 ABCs of ABA Event Navigation
The Autism Center at The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart is hosting a free class that is designed to help parents of children with autism learn more about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and how this therapy can benefit your child and what to look for when choosing an ABA-based autism center for your child’s care. Their 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.

Event Contact Information:
Sacred Heart Medical Park at Pace
3754 Hwy 90
Pace FL 32571
850-416-4681

December 2, 2017   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Central Time
 Christmas Parade Palooza
Finish your holiday shopping during this Christmas Parade Pop Up Palooza event. What is a Palooza? It is an exclusive shopping experience for you to come see various vendors showcased! Come join us for this AMAZING time to meet, greet, shop, and come see what is new for the shopping season. Be sure to bring a friend, register for the Grand Door Prize and Vendor Prizes.

Vendors featured for this event are: LulaRoe, Tupperware, Young Living Essential Oils, Damsel in Defense, BeautiControl, Thirty-One, Chloe & Isabel, Premier Jewelry, Lip Sense, Usborne Books, Special Spaces-PC, It Works, Color Street, Tastefully Simple, Southern Soles, Party Time Mixes, Blue Ribbon Farms and Norwex!!! We'll also have a face painter, photos with Santa and a bouncy house with proceeds going to Special Spaces-PC available for the kiddos!


Event Contact Information:
Robert Hall
831 Florida Avenue
Lynn Haven FL 32444


December 2, 2017   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Christmas Celebration
Our holiday party and pictures with Santa on Saturday, December 2nd is an opportunity to celebrate with Autism-sensitive friends in a calm & quiet environment. Santa will also be available for pictures in a quieter atmosphere.
The event will feature light refreshments, arts and crafts, and a quiet room for those who need a break from the party atmosphere.

API is partnering with the FSU Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD) and Empowerment Parent Resource Center (EPRC). The event is hosted by EPRC. Registration is highly encouraged.


Event Contact Information:
Empowerment Parent Resource Center
6205 North W Street, Bldg A, Door 3
Pensacola FL


December 2, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Time
 Lynn Haven Christmas Parade - December 2nd
It’s time for a parade…the City of Lynn Haven invites you to join in on a holiday event. On December 2, 2017, we will be holding a Christmas parade down Florida Avenue. The parade will start at 10 a.m. and go to 11:00 a.m. Dress up your dogs, cats, and kids as elves and have them walk in the parade. This year’s theme will be Santa’s Elves straight from Santa’s workshop! We are accepting float applications. For any questions regarding this event, please contact our Special Event Coordinator, Lauren Corbin, at Events@cityoflynnhaven.com or 850-271-5547.

Event Contact Information:
Florida Avenue
Lynn Haven FL
850-271-5547

Event Coordinator
Lauren Corbin
Events@cityoflynnhaven.com

December 2, 2017   11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Central Time
 A Downtown Holiday in Fort Walton Beach
The Downtown Fort Walton Beach Organization and the City of Fort Walton Beach are excited to present our 3rd Annual "A Downtown Holiday!" Located at the beautiful Fort Walton Beach Landing Park, this event is fun for the whole family with our Tree Lighting Event at 5:30pm, Christmas shopping and treats, live entertainment, kids activities, and much more! Stay tuned for updates, vendor registration, and a full schedule of events for the day!

Event Contact Information:
Fort Walton/Okaloosa Island
139 Brooks Street, SE
Fort Walton Beach FL


December 2, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 Christmas At the Beach
Our Christmas Event includes lots of FREE things for families to enjoy. Parents can relax knowing that all the Christmas workshops, children’s games, music performances, and pictures with Santa Claus are completely FREE.

We hope this Christmas Event will encourage folks to shop local and shop small businesses. The December 2nd event will feature artists, handmade crafts, local vendors and discounts in the Gulf Place boutiques. Shoppers will easily find the perfect gift for everyone on their Christmas List.

Christmas is a magical time but that magic often gets lost in the hustle and bustle of the retail season. Our intention is to remind families to slow down and enjoy the small moments together. We hope this Christmas Event reminds everyone about the Reason for the Season!


Event Contact Information:
95 Laura Hamilton Blvd
Santa Rosa Beach FL


December 2, 2017   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Time
 Bowling for Santa
Join Autism Pensacola for a fun event - Bowling with Santa, set for Saturday, Dec 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Cordova Lanes. This event is geared toward those with autism who are ages middle school and up. The entire family is invited to participate in a fun afternoon of bowling and sweet treats. Autism Pensacola is covering the lane and shoe rental, as well as the sweet treats and soda at the event. The concession stand will be available for anyone who would like to purchase oth...er food.

Questions? Contact the office at (850) 434-7171. Registration is necessary to ensure we have enough lanes reserved. Please sign up by Dec. 4


Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Cordova Lanes
2111 Airport Blvd.
Pensacola FL 32504
850-434-7171

December 2, 2017   1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
 Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics
Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics is a therapeutic swimming and aquatic recreation program for children, and others, with physical or developmental disabilities. Every week, Splash Pals chapters host adapted aquatics pool sessions that engage the participants in swimming, exercise, social interaction, and play!

By using the swimming pool as an environment for physical activity and social engagement, Splash Pals aids in improving the quality of life for the participants by providing an opportunity to exercise and practice swimming, to receive additional stimuli and sensory play, build confidence and self-esteem, improve social skills and gross motor skills, create meaningful relationships, have a ton of fun, and much, much more!

We have multiple chapters across Florida!


Event Contact Information:
Capital Region Family Health and Fitness Center
2001 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee FL 32301

www.SplashPals.com

December 2, 2017   4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Eastern Time
 Christmas at Heritage Park
Save the date for this FREE Annual Community event in downtown Chattahoochee. Santa, Christmas crafts for the kids, music, refreshments provided by the Chattahoochee Woman's Club, photo op with Santa provided by CB McPhaul Photography and tree lighting at dark.

Event Organizer
Chattahoochee Main Street

Event Contact Information:
Heritage Park
19 Decatur Street
Chattahoochee FL 32324
850-663-2323
www.chattahoocheemaintstreet.org

December 3, 2017   6:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Pensacola Remote Area Medical Clinic
Remote Area Medical and local volunteers will be providing FREE MEDICAL SERVICES to members of the community at Pensacola High School. Services offered will include vision, dental and general medical care as well as education and access to free or reduced price follow-up care. The mission of our organization is to stop pain and alleviate suffering. We hope to serve 2,000 patients with over 600 volunteers.

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola High School
500 W. Maxwell Street
Pensacola FL 32501

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December 3, 2017   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Alternative Christmas Market & Shop
The Alternative Christmas Market provides an alternative to excessive commercialization of the holiday shopping experience. Over 30 local, national, and international agencies and ministries that serve the homeless, the hungry, the imprisoned, the poor, and those in need set up booths in John Wesley’s Fellowship Hall showcasing the services they provide on a price list. Shoppers will have the opportunity to match a gift with that someone special on their Christmas list. Gifts may be chosen from any of the agencies participating and recorded on a shopping list.

Event Organizer
John Wesley United Methodist Church

Event Contact Information:
1689 Old Saint Augustine Road
Tallahassee FL 32301
850-224-5857
sites.google.com/view/acmumc/home?authuser=0

Event Coordinator
Mrs. C. Cosper
info@johnwesleyumc.com

December 3, 2017   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 Down Syndrom Assocation of Tallahassee (DSAT)
Come enjoy PlayBig's fully equipped indoor play gym with swings, crash pads, trampolines, rock wall, climbing ropes and net, and giant blocks along with staff to help your kiddos enjoy it all: Fun for all ages!

Space is limited to 25 kiddos! RSVP Now! Register at link below:
https://dsatallahassee.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=511


Event Organizer
DSAT

Event Contact Information:
PlayBig's
4500 W. Shannon Lakes
Tallahassee FL 32309


December 4, 2017   10:15 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Legal Planning for the Future
Addresses the important aspects of legal planning for individuals with special needs, including guardianship, power of attorney, living wills, advanced directives and healthcare surrogacy.

The seminar is free and open to the community and is sponsored by Friends of Sunrise Dan Pearl Library. For more information, please call 954-370-2140.


Event Organizer
Sharlene Glassman, Program Manager, Joshua's Path at Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward

Event Contact Information:
West Regional Library
8601 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation FL 33324

www.jfsbroward.org

December 4, 2017   10:30 AM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time
 Dream Inspired Planning
SAVE THE DATE! The Arc of Florida, in coordination with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and the Family Care Council, is pleased to announce a training forum on "Dream Inspired Planning". This event is to be held in Tallahassee on December 7th at the Leon County Library. There is a fee for parking in the library's parking lot.

The training will be presented by Jonathan Martinis, Legal Director for the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University in Washington, DC. You MUST register for this event in order to attend as seating is limited. The registration link will be available on November 27, 2017 at our website at www.ArcFlorida.org.

This event is open to self-advocates and family members served by APD, Family Care Council members, providers of APD services, Waiver Support Coordinators and to APD and Vocational Rehabilitation staff - APD will verify registrants at the door requesting in-service hours.


Event Organizer
The Arc of Florida/Agency for Persons with Disabilities/Family Care Council

Event Contact Information:
Leon County Library
200 West Park Avenue, Leroy Collins Annex
Tallahassee FL
850-606-2665

December 5, 2017   9:00 AM - : Central Time
 Dec 5th Lowe's Group Interviews
Lowe's will be conducting Group Interviews for Customer Service Associate Positions for their Fort Walton Beach, Crestview and Destin Stores.

When: December 5, 2017

Time: By Appointment: 9-10 am, 10-11 am, 11am-12pm, 1:30pm-2:30pm.

Where: CareerSource Okaloosa Walton, 409 Racetrack Rd, NE., Ft. Walton Beach


Event Organizer
CareerSource Okaloosa Walton

Event Contact Information:
CareerSource Okaloosa Walton
409 Racetrack Road, N.E.
Ft. Walton Beach FL

www.careersourceokaloosawalton.com
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December 5, 2017   5:30 PM - : Central Time
 Taste of the Season
Enjoy a diabetic friendly meal and learn more about diabetes so you can make better lifestyle choices and improve your overall health.

Featured Speakers: "The Diabetic Foot" Presented by VeChai Arunakul, M.D., Chief of Surgery, Chipola Surgical & Medical Specialties

"Mindful Eating" Presented by Kristina Edwards, RDN, LD, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Licensed Dietitian, Morrisons, Jackson Hospital.

Reservation required by calling 850-718-2884.


Event Organizer
Jackson Hospital

Event Contact Information:
Agricultural Center
2741 Pennsylvania Avenue
Marianna FL
850-718-2884
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December 5, 2017   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Central Time
 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! Our staff at the Autism Center of The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart is here to guide you along your journey. This free class will help connect you 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. Call for more information.


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

Event Contact Information:
Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola - Greenhut Auditorium
5154 Bayou Boulevard
Pensacola FL 32504
850-416-4681
sacred-heart.org/childrenshospital/main/services/page/?ID=1002

December 5, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Free Special Education Workshops-Two Sessions in Niceville
IDEA, Part II - "What's the BIG I.D.E.A.?"

Decipher the lingo, jargon and misconceptions. Join presenter Debi Bennis from the Family Network on Disabilities to define the four parts of individuals with Disabilities Education Act, examine the six guiding principles and break down the frameworks of the Special Education process and components of the individual Education Plan. Discuss how to discipline students with disabilities and explore ways to resolve disputes. Share resources to develop an IEP that works, advocate for your son or daughter and better understand how the Federal and State Laws can protect students in the ESE program.

Limited seating available and childcare is not provided.


Event Organizer
Autism Spectrum on the Emerald Coast, Inc.

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


December 6, 2017   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time
 Ugly Sweater Christmas Party!
We will be having our Annual Ugly Sweater Church-Wide Christmas Party! This event is for the ENTIRE family! Games, crafts, picture booths, Ugly Sweater Contests, and so much more! This is one of the FUNNEST nights of the year! Don't miss out! We ask everyone to bring your favorite cookies to share! We'll provide the coffee and hot cocoa!

Event Organizer
Genesis Church

Event Contact Information:
Genesis Church
4070 Mission Road
Tallahassee FL 32303

info@genesischurch.tv

December 7, 2017   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Lowe's Hiring Event - December 7th
Want to Work for Lowe's? Meet with a Lowe's Hiring Representative to learn how!

Lowe's Home Improvement Stores are now seeking qualified applicants to fill 150+ seasonal positions at 5 area store locations. For a complete list of open positions by store location and application methods, visit EmployFlorida.com (job order#10584098). Applicants must complete an online application prior to attending the event.

Basic Qualifications:
•Seasonal part-time and full-time positions available (10-39 hours per week)
•H.S. Diploma or equivalent required
•Six months of Customer Service experience preferred
•Rotating shifts (hours may vary)
•Applicants must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays
•Employer will conduct background check and drug screening
•Pay based on experience starting at $10/hr
•Must have physical ability to move and lift merchandise


Event Organizer
CareerSource EscaRosa and Lowe's

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola State College
1000 College Blvd., Bldg. 23-Amos Performance Studio
Pensacola FL 32505

EmployFlorida.com

December 7, 2017   10:30 AM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time
 Dream Inspired Planning
SAVE THE DATE! The Arc of Florida, in coordination with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and the Family Care Council, is pleased to announce a training forum on "Dream Inspired Planning". This event is to be held in Tallahassee on December 7th at the Leon County Library. There is a fee for parking in the library's parking lot.

The training will be presented by Jonathan Martinis, Legal Director for the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University in Washington, DC. You MUST register for this event in order to attend as seating is limited. The registration link will be available on November 27, 2017 at our website at www.ArcFlorida.org.

This event is open to self-advocates and family members served by APD, Family Care Council members, providers of APD services, Waiver Support Coordinators and to APD and Vocational Rehabilitation staff - APD will verify registrants at the door requesting in-service hours.


Event Organizer
The Arc of Florida/Agency for Persons with Disabilities/Family Care Council

Event Contact Information:
Leon County Library
200 West Park Avenue, Leroy Collins Annex
Tallahassee FL
850-606-2665

December 7, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Legal Services of North Florida & The Leon County Clerk's Office
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

December 8, 2017   9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Area 10 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-10

Event Contact Information:
201 W Broward Blvd Suite 305
Fort Lauderdale FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

December 8, 2017   10:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
 Meet Dr. Michael Wehmeyer
Meet Michael Wehmeyer, Ph.D.

Michael L. Wehmeyer, Ph.D. is the Ross and Marianna Beach Distinguished Professor in Special Education and Associate Chairperson, Department of Special Education; and Director and Senior Scientist, Beach Center on Disability and co-Director, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities within the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, all at the University of Kansas. For more info click here.



Q & A. Session


• Research that needs to be done on SD for adults with DD
• Dead ends, methodological issues, and research traps in research on SD
• What SD will look like in the next two decades
• SD issues for college students with DD


Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
5353 Parkside Dr
Jupiter FL
561-212-8058
meetdrwehmeyer.eventbrite.com

Event Coordinator
Mercedes Pagano
paganom@fau.edu

December 8, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 "Santa Clause is Coming to Town!" Christmas Party
Ornament exchange, Christmas story, food and fun!

Event Organizer
Wallace Baptist Church

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


December 8, 2017   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Friday Nights in Historic St. Andrew
Family Christmas night! Puppet shows, cookie decorating, ornament making, and goodies!!!

Event Contact Information:
Historic St. Andrew Church
1004 Chestnut Avenue
Panama City FL 32401


December 8, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Wakulla One Stop Essential Series
Looking for a way to relax this holiday season? Then join us at the Wakulla One Stop Community Center, where we are decking our halls with the spirit of peace and tranquility - just for you!

Watch demonstrations and learn new techniques on how to keep your cool during this abnormally stressful time of the year. And maybe get a little shopping done in the process.

The event is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For information or inquiries on how your ORGANIZATION can get involved call 850-745-6042.


Event Contact Information:
Wakulla One Stop Community Center
318 Shadeville Road
Crawfordville FL 32327
850-745-6042

December 8, 2017   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time
 Pyramid Studios Annual Holiday Celebration
You're invited to join Pyramid Studios for their annual Holiday Celebration.

The event will include a holiday variety show featuring new and emerging Pyramid performers and an art show with the works of Pyramid artists. Original art, prints, hand-crafted jewelry, holiday gifts and the 2018 Pyramid Art Calendar will be available for sale! Caroling and light refreshments are also part of the schedule! We'll be the ones with the bells on!!


Event Organizer
Pyramid, Inc.

Event Contact Information:
Pyramid Studios
1910 Commonwealth Lane
Tallahassee FL 32303

Flyer
December 8, 2017   7:00 PM - : Central Time
 "Christmas All Over the World"
The Music and Worship Ministry of First Baptist Church, Bonifay is excited to present “Christmas All Over the World” on Friday night, December 8, at 7 p.m. and on Sunday Night, December 10 at 6 p.m.

The program will feature various choirs, ensembles and instrumentalists.
The Music Ministry is working in conjunction with the Grady Chitty Toy Run sponsored by First Baptist Church Faith Riders to collect toys for the Guardian Ad Litem Program in Washington/Holmes Counties. New unwrapped toys will be collected during both performances to donate to the Guardian Ad Litem Program. The church will be providing child care during both performances.


Event Organizer
The Music and Worship Ministry of First Baptist Church, Bonifay

Event Contact Information:
First Baptist Church
1300 South Blvd.
Chipley FL 32428


December 9, 2017   6:30 AM - : Eastern Time
 2017 Ride. Run. Roll to Defeat ALS
Test your strength. Push your limits. FIGHT ALS. Grab your friends and join us for this opportunity to be a part of Team Challenge ALS as we challenge ALS at the highest level. Must register and make minimum a donation, depending on which walk or bike ride you choose to participate in. The minimum registration fee is $30.00, maximum is $50.00; donations are between $150.00 and $250.00. Each walk and ride event has it's own start time. The earliest event begins at 7:30 a.m., thru 10:00 a.m. Call or E-mail for registration form and more information.

Event Organizer
The ALS Association

Event Contact Information:
Indian Rocks Beach
Indian Rocks Beach FL
813-637-9000
dklempner@alsafl.org

December 9, 2017   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central Time
 Bay Bluffs & Chimney Park Cleanups
Come join the Pensacola Scenic Hwy Foundation, Earth Ethics and Ocean Hour for a two-location clean-up on Scenic Hwy the second Saturday of every month. Location one is Bay Bluffs Park on Scenic Hwy at Summit Blvd. Second location is two miles north at Chimney Park on Scenic Hwy at Langley Ave. Buckets, grabbers, gloves and trash bags supplied. Dress for the weather and bring water, bug spray and sunscreen.

Event Contact Information:
Bay Bluffs Park
3400 Scenic Hwy
Pensacola FL 32503
850-207-9326
www.oceanhourfl.com
ocean-hourfl@gmail.com

December 9, 2017   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Challenger Learning Center Saturday Public Mission
Think you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Have you always wanted to go to the Moon or Mars or beyond? You can experience the next best thing to space travel at the Challenger Learning Center Space Mission Simulator. On the second Saturday of each month from 10am-12pm you will have the opportunity to be a part of a NASA mission.

Cost: $10 members and $15 non-members.


Event Organizer
Challenger Learning Center

Event Contact Information:
Challenger Learning Center
200 S. Duval Street
Tallahassee FL 32301
850-645-7772
www.challengerlh.com

Event Coordinator
Sarah Giebeig
sgiebeig@challengertlh.com

December 9, 2017   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Time
 Bowling for Santa
Join Autism Pensacola for a fun event - Bowling with Santa, set for Saturday, Dec 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Cordova Lanes. This event is geared toward those with autism who are ages middle school and up. The entire family is invited to participate in a fun afternoon of bowling and sweet treats. Autism Pensacola is covering the lane and shoe rental, as well as the sweet treats and soda at the event. The concession stand will be available for anyone who would like to purchase oth...er food.

Questions? Contact the office at (850) 434-7171. Registration is necessary to ensure we have enough lanes reserved. Please sign up by Dec. 4


Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Cordova Lanes
2111 Airport Blvd.
Pensacola FL 32504
850-434-7171

December 9, 2017   1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
 Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics
Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics is a therapeutic swimming and aquatic recreation program for children, and others, with physical or developmental disabilities. Every week, Splash Pals chapters host adapted aquatics pool sessions that engage the participants in swimming, exercise, social interaction, and play!

By using the swimming pool as an environment for physical activity and social engagement, Splash Pals aids in improving the quality of life for the participants by providing an opportunity to exercise and practice swimming, to receive additional stimuli and sensory play, build confidence and self-esteem, improve social skills and gross motor skills, create meaningful relationships, have a ton of fun, and much, much more!

We have multiple chapters across Florida!


Event Contact Information:
Capital Region Family Health and Fitness Center
2001 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee FL 32301

www.SplashPals.com

December 9, 2017   5:30 PM - : Eastern Time
 Holiday Fund Raiser Party for the St. Petersburg Free Clinic - Food Bank
Welcome to our holiday fund raising event for the St. Petersburg Free Clinic - Food Bank. You do not want to miss out on this extraordinary holiday extravaganza! This event will be held at the beautiful Marriott Hotel in St. Petersburg, centrally located for easy access. There will be live music, a strolling magician, appetizers and a carving station to snack on, a full liquor cash bar, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, and fun activities for everyone to enjoy. St. Petersburg Free Clinic is a multi-service, independent, not-for-profit human services agency providing our community neighbors assistance with food, shelter and health care. The clinic has been caring for the underserved facing temporary emergency needs throughout Pinellas County. Tickets are between $75.00 & $125.00; Call for more information.

Event Organizer
St. Petersburg Free Clinic

Event Contact Information:
St. Petersburg Marriott
12600 Roosevelt Boulevard North
Saint Petersburg FL 33716
727-821-1200

Event Coordinator
John Zimmermann

December 9, 2017   6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Central Time
 Special Needs Mom's Movie Night!
Calling all special needs moms! Need a break from the hustle of the holiday season? Join us for an evening of food, fun, and a Christmas favorite.

Event Organizer
Emerald Coast Exceptional Families

Event Contact Information:
2012 Pritchard Point Drive
Navarre FL 32566


December 10, 2017   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 "Christmas All Over the World"
The Music and Worship Ministry of First Baptist Church, Bonifay is excited to present “Christmas All Over the World” on Friday night, December 8, at 7 p.m. and on Sunday Night, December 10 at 6 p.m.

The program will feature various choirs, ensembles and instrumentalists.
The Music Ministry is working in conjunction with the Grady Chitty Toy Run sponsored by First Baptist Church Faith Riders to collect toys for the Guardian Ad Litem Program in Washington/Holmes Counties. New unwrapped toys will be collected during both performances to donate to the Guardian Ad Litem Program. The church will be providing child care during both performances.


Event Organizer
The Music and Worship Ministry of First Baptist Church, Bonifay

Event Contact Information:
First Baptist Church
1300 South Blvd.
Chipley FL 32428


December 12, 2017   9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
 Area 09 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-09

Event Contact Information:
111 S. Sapodilla Ave Suite #204
West Palm Beach FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat

December 12, 2017   11:30 AM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 $2.00 Tuesdays at Movie Plus Cinema
$2.00 Tuesdays. That's only $2.00 a ticket, $2.00 for a small popcorn, and $2.00 for a small drink. Best movie deal in town.

Movies and Showtimes: http://www.movies8tallahassee.com/Default.aspx


Event Contact Information:
Movies Plus Cinema
2810 Sharer Road
Tallahassee FL

http://www.movies8tallahassee.com/Default.aspx

December 12, 2017   12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Project Empower's Annual Caregiver Luncheon
Please call to reserve a place at the table for your caregiver or call and reserve a place at the table for yourself, if you are caring for someone with a disability. Parents and Providers Welcome!

RSVP required: eprc.nwfl@gmail.com: 850-444-8554.


Event Contact Information:
Marcus Pointe Baptist Church
6205 North W Street, Bldg A, Door 4
Pensacola FL
850-444-8554
eprc.nwfl@gmail.com

December 12, 2017   4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 2017 Big Bend Hospice Gadsden Monthly Grief Support Group
Big Bend Hospice offers a free monthly grief support group on the second Tuesday of each month in its Quincy office. Starting on August 8, the group will feature a reading from the book by Sheryl Sandberg "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience & Finding Joy". This book can help those grieving the loss of a spouse and those that have experienced other types of losses. Ms. Sandberg shares the story of how she suddenly lost her husband in 2016. It is a poignant account of her struggle and highlights building resilience and joy through the grief process. Books will be provided for group members.

Please call Pam Mason, Grief Support Counselor @ 850 671-6079 for more information and to register for the group.


Event Organizer
Big Bend Hospice

Event Contact Information:
Big Bend Hospice
105 North Jackson Street
Quincy FL
850-671-6079

Event Coordinator
Pam Mason

December 12, 2017   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Bay County Public Library Family Christmas
Bay County Library will host an evening of Holiday Stories, Carols & Crafts. There will also be a photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Event Contact Information:
Bay County Public Library
898 W. 11th Street
Panama City FL
850-522-2118
www.nwrls.com
Flyer
December 14, 2017   5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Eastern Time
 Meet Dr. Michael Wehmeyer
Social skills are very significant tools to success in the workplace and our community. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder many times struggle with engaging and maintaining conversation with peers and adults. iRISE2, Interest and Relationships Impacting Social Engagement and Employment, Mentoring Program provides high functioning individuals diagnosed with autism the opportunity to engage in a supportive one-to-one mentoring relationship. As a dedicated, professionally trained mentor, you will be able to provide guidance, support and friendship through social engagement and exploring employment interests with your protégé.

Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton FL
561-212-8058
irise2mentororientationboca.eventbrite.com

Event Coordinator
Mercedes Pagano
paganom@fau.edu

December 15, 2017   2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Autism Spectrum System of Care Task Force
Children's Medical Services in the Panhandle invites you to attend our first Autism Spectrum System of Care Taskforce meeting for the 4 county area. One of the biggest struggles our parents and providers have is to figure out is what services do we have available in our community to help a child. Especially those with special needs. So we are asking you to come to this first meeting for several reasons: 1. To help us determine what we have available in each of our Counties to help these children and their families. 2. To help us determine what services we still need to help these children and their families. 3. How can we work in a collaborative effort to ensure that we can provide the most comprehensive services to parents as early as possible.

Event Organizer
Children's Medical Services

Event Contact Information:
Children's Medical Services
5192 Bayou Blvd, 3rd Flr.
Pensacola FL


Event Coordinator
Polly Bennett
Polly.Bennett@flhealth.gov

December 15, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Outdoor Movie in the Snow: A Christmas Story
Bring a lawn chair and dress for SNOW! Four Winds Church PC will host an outdoor movie night under the stars AND snow at Oaks By The Bay Park during Hollywood Holidays on December 15th. That’s right-SNOW! We will have snow machines, hot cocoa and a large screen showing of A Christmas Story beginning promptly at 6pm. This event is free and open to the public! A big THANK YOU to Native Spirit Museum and Gallery for partnering with us to make the hot cocoa possible! #HollywoodHolidays #KeeptStAndrewsSalty #FourWindsChurchPC #PCOnTheBay #DestinationPC #Lamplighters #NativeSpiritMuseumAndGallery

Event Organizer
Garrett McKenzie and Four Winds Church PC

Event Contact Information:
Oaks By The Bay
2715 W. 10th Street
Panama City FL 32401
850-872-3199

December 15, 2017   6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
 Caroling at the HOP
The tenants at the House of Plywood Breezeway Market cordially invite you out for an evening of live caroling. Refreshments will be served. Various shop owners will be doing raffles or give a-ways.

Event Organizer
Knotz & Mane and 2 others

Event Contact Information:
House of Plywood Breezeway Market
618 McDonnell Drive
Tallahassee FL 32310-4808


December 15, 2017   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Friday Nights in Historic St. Andrew
Bay County Christian Youth Choir and Instrumental performances and of course goodies!!!

Event Contact Information:
Historic St. Andrew Church
1004 Chestnut Avenue
Panama City FL 32401


December 16, 2017   10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 The Starfish Project's 3rd Annual Christmas Party
Please join us for our 3rd Annual Special Needs Christmas Party! Our theme is Winter Wonderland! This year our pictures will be sponsored by: Amber Hubbard Photography and Sunset Images Photography. These amazing photographers will be providing our families with FREE Santa/Christmas pictures! Each family will receive an emailed copy of their picture. Your family will have the rights to your picture for printing Christmas cards and/or gifts for the family! Amber Hubbard Photography will host Santa pictures from 12-2 and Sunset Images Photography will host Christmas pictures from 2-4. This gives our families the opportunity to choose what their child is comfortable with. As always, we will have plenty of Christmas goodies, crafts, sensory play, games and prizes for a safe and fun social event for our children.

Event Organizer
The Starfish Project NWFL

Event Contact Information:
Tiger Point Community Center
1370 Tiger Park Lane
Gulf Breeze FL 32563


December 16, 2017   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Time
 Pet Supermarket Adopt A Thon
On each 3rd Saturday from 12 PM to 3 PM you can find The Rescued Rescuers and the pups up for adoption at Pet Supermarket in Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach.

Pet Supermarket is an adoption and rescue friendly zone that supports, features and encourages the adoption of dogs in need of homes. We will be at Pet Supermarket with our group members and many of our rescues up for adoption! Stop by and meet your Rescued Rescuers, find out all the information on how you can adopt one of our fosters; get official Rescued Rescuers gear and all the information and updates on how you can volunteer with our nonprofit organization!


Event Organizer
The Rescued Rescuers: Dachshunds and Friends of Emerald Coast

Event Contact Information:
Pet Supermarket
99 Eglin Pkwy
Ft. Walton Beach FL 32548


December 16, 2017   1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
 Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics
Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics is a therapeutic swimming and aquatic recreation program for children, and others, with physical or developmental disabilities. Every week, Splash Pals chapters host adapted aquatics pool sessions that engage the participants in swimming, exercise, social interaction, and play!

By using the swimming pool as an environment for physical activity and social engagement, Splash Pals aids in improving the quality of life for the participants by providing an opportunity to exercise and practice swimming, to receive additional stimuli and sensory play, build confidence and self-esteem, improve social skills and gross motor skills, create meaningful relationships, have a ton of fun, and much, much more!

We have multiple chapters across Florida!


Event Contact Information:
Capital Region Family Health and Fitness Center
2001 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee FL 32301

www.SplashPals.com

December 16, 2017   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 County Hosting First Holiday Youth Extravaganza - Dec 16
Escambia County is hosting its first-ever Holiday Youth Extravaganza Saturday, Dec. 16th, featuring singing, dancing and more for the community to enjoy. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at the Brownsville Community Center, located at 3200 W. De Soto St.

The Holiday Youth Extravaganza is free and open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend this fun, festive event. Youth who are interested in performing at the event should contact Community Center Coordinator Leroy Williams at 850-426-1156 to register. Singers, dancers, rappers and instrumentalists are encouraged to bring their talents to the stage.


Event Organizer
Escambia County

Event Contact Information:
Brownsville Community Center
3200 W. DeSoto Street
Pensacola FL


December 17, 2017   12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 Visit with Santa
It’s time for the children to bring their wish list and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa’s guests receive a special treat and FREE 4x6 photo. All through December, bring your letter to Santa and drop it in our special mailbox located near the main stage. For every letter received, we will donate $1 to the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center.

Event Organizer
HarborWalk Village

Event Contact Information:
HarborWalk Village
10 Harbor Blvd.
Destin FL 32541


December 19, 2017   2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Central Time
 Free After-School Program "The Youth Connection" Ages 16-18
Free after school program for youth ages 6-18. Registration: Mondays-Fridays, 3-5 pm beginning Monday, August 14th. Activities include: academic enrichment, arts and crafts, educational programs, drama and cultural activities, job readiness training and more!

For more information, contact Leroy Williams, Community Center Coordinator.


Event Organizer
Ebonwood Community Center

Event Contact Information:
Ebonwood Community Center
3511 W. Scott Street
Pensacola FL
850-426-1156

Event Coordinator
Leroy Williams
Flyer
December 20, 2017   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-15

Event Contact Information:
331 N US 1, Suite 335
Ft. Pierce FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

December 22, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Central Time
 Autism Spectrum System of Care Task Force
Children Medical Services in the Panhandle invites you to attend our first Autism Spectrum System of Care Taskforce meeting for the 4 county areas. One of the biggest struggles our parents and providers have is to figure out is what services do we have available in our community to help a child. Especially those with special needs. So we are asking you to come to this first meeting for several reasons. 1. To help us determine what we have available in each of our counties to help these children and their families. 2. To help us determine what services we still need to help these children and their families. 3. How can we work in a collaborative effort to ensure that we can provide the most comprehensive services to parents as easily as possible.

Meetings will be held every fourth Friday of the month thru 2-2018.


Event Organizer
Children's Medical Services

Event Contact Information:
Vertex Communications Corp.
415 Race Track Rd, N.E.
Fort Walton Beach FL


December 22, 2017   2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Autism Spectrum System of Care Task Force
Children's Medical Services in the Panhandle invites you to attend our first Autism Spectrum System of Care Taskforce meeting for the 4 county area. One of the biggest struggles our parents and providers have is to figure out is what services do we have available in our community to help a child. Especially those with special needs. So we are asking you to come to this first meeting for several reasons: 1. To help us determine what we have available in each of our Counties to help these children and their families. 2. To help us determine what services we still need to help these children and their families. 3. How can we work in a collaborative effort to ensure that we can provide the most comprehensive services to parents as early as possible.

Event Organizer
Children's Medical Services

Event Contact Information:
Charlene H. Anderson Training Room (WISE Center)
555 Walton Rd
Defuniak Springs FL


Event Coordinator
Polly Bennett
Polly.Bennett@flhealth.gov

December 22, 2017   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Friday Nights in Historic St. Andrew
a live Nativity and presentation will be going on with animals!! And of course, again, goodies!!

Event Organizer
St. Andrews Church

Event Contact Information:
Historic St. Andrews Church
1004 Chestnut Avenue
Panama City FL 32401


December 26, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Circle of Parents Monthly Meetings
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month for our Parent Group Get-Together! Enjoy snacks, get great prizes, make new friends, let the kids play, and share parenting ideas!

Free food and transportation. Call us for a ride! Molly Clore at 850-888-6104 or your Healthy Start Coordinator.

Call Molly C


Event Organizer
Wakulla Florida Department of Health

Event Contact Information:
Florida Department of Health - Wakulla
48 Oak Street
Crawfordville FL
850-888-6104

Event Coordinator
Molly Clore

December 26, 2017   11:30 AM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 $2.00 Tuesdays at Movie Plus Cinema
$2.00 Tuesdays. That's only $2.00 a ticket, $2.00 for a small popcorn, and $2.00 for a small drink. Best movie deal in town.

Movies and Showtimes: http://www.movies8tallahassee.com/Default.aspx


Event Contact Information:
Movies Plus Cinema
2810 Sharer Road
Tallahassee FL

http://www.movies8tallahassee.com/Default.aspx

January 6, 2018   8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Central Time
 Special Needs Kids Day Out
All special needs children from walking to 10 years old are welcome to join our open gymnastics hour, free of charge. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Held at both U.S. Gold locations: 2118 3rd Avenue, Crestview, 850-306-3298 and 12432 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, 850-654-3124.


Event Organizer
U.S. Gold Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
U.S. Gold Gymnastics
2118 Third Avenue
Crestview FL
850-306-3298
Flyer
January 8, 2018   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Financial Planning for the Future
Addresses the important aspects of financial and estate planning for individuals with special needs, including special needs trusts, letters of intent, beneficiary designation, benefits of using a financial planner, and how to find an experienced and honest financial professional to address your specific needs.

The seminar is free and open to the community and is sponsored by Friends of Sunrise Dan Pearl Library. For more information, please call 954-370-2140.


Event Organizer
Sharlene Glassman, Program Manager, Joshua's Path at Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward

Event Contact Information:
West Regional Library
8601 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation FL 33324

www.jfsbroward.org

January 9, 2018   8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 The Treasure Coast Interagency Transition Council (TCITC) Monthly Meeting
The Treasure Coast Interagency Transition Council of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties is to facilitate a forum for communication, cooperation and collaboration among multidisciplinary agencies to service youth and adults with disabilities.

Indian River County
School District Office

AGENCY SPOTLIGHT
Space Coast Center for Independent
Carlos Bonilla


Event Organizer
The Treasure Coast Interagency Transition Council (TCITC)

Event Contact Information:
6500 57th Street
Vero Beach FL
772-564-6068
tcitc.weebly.com

Event Coordinator
Randall G. Hunt
Randall.Hunt@indianriverschools.org

January 9, 2018   9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
 Area 09 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-09

Event Contact Information:
111 S. Sapodilla Ave Suite #204
West Palm Beach FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org/

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

January 12, 2018   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 25th Annual CARD Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorder
We’ve come a long way in 25 years of supporting those with autism and related disabilities. Join us, as we explore what the future holds.

The CARD Conference provides access to evidence based information that promotes best practices in education, early intervention and quality community based life-styles for individuals with autism, deaf-blindness, and related disabilities.


Event Organizer
CARD, PEPSA, FAU

Event Contact Information:
Conference Hotel: TradeWinds Island Resort
5500 Gulf Blvd
St Pete Beach FL 33706
813-974-2011
card-usf.fmhi.usf.edu/cardconference/index.html

January 12, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Area 10 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-10

Event Contact Information:
201 W Broward Blvd Suite 305
Fort Lauderdale FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

January 13, 2018   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 25th Annual CARD Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorder
We’ve come a long way in 25 years of supporting those with autism and related disabilities. Join us, as we explore what the future holds.

The CARD Conference provides access to evidence based information that promotes best practices in education, early intervention and quality community based life-styles for individuals with autism, deaf-blindness, and related disabilities.


Event Organizer
CARD, PEPSA, FAU

Event Contact Information:
Conference Hotel: TradeWinds Island Resort
5500 Gulf Blvd
St Pete Beach FL 33706
813-974-2011
card-usf.fmhi.usf.edu/cardconference/index.html

January 14, 2018   8:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 25th Annual CARD Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorder
We’ve come a long way in 25 years of supporting those with autism and related disabilities. Join us, as we explore what the future holds.

The CARD Conference provides access to evidence based information that promotes best practices in education, early intervention and quality community based life-styles for individuals with autism, deaf-blindness, and related disabilities.


Event Organizer
CARD, PEPSA, FAU

Event Contact Information:
Conference Hotel: TradeWinds Island Resort
5500 Gulf Blvd
St Pete Beach FL 33706
813-974-2011
card-usf.fmhi.usf.edu/cardconference/index.html

January 17, 2018   10:00 AM - 12:00 AM Eastern Time
 Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-15

Event Contact Information:
331 N US 1, Suite 335
Ft. Pierce FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

January 18, 2018   11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Central Time
 Family Care Council Meeting Area 1 meeting
Make plans to join us as we will making plans for the coming year. Learn more about the function of the Family Care Council Area 1 and consider becoming a member. If you have a completed application, please bring it with you. All meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month. If you are unable to attend and wish to join by phone, please call in so you can hear the meeting. Call the toll free number 888-670-3525 code 9904940247#

Event Organizer
Family Care Council Area 1

Event Contact Information:
Chappie James Building 4th floor
160 Government Center
Pensacola FL 32502
800-470-8101
www.area1fcc.org/

Event Coordinator
Dina Justice
familycarecouncilarea1@gmail.com

January 18, 2018   4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Sensory Nights for Children and Adults with Special Needs
WonderWorks is excited to host Sensory Nights! WonderWorks’ exhibits are altered to provide limited stimulation for children with special needs. The music in the facility is lowered, any loud exhibit is not operational and we stop our inversion tunnel creating a safe environment for kids to enjoy the facility without feeling overwhelmed.

Event Organizer
WonderWorks

Event Contact Information:
WonderWorks
9910 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach FL 32407
850-249-7000

January 19, 2018   2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Autism Spectrum System of Care Task Force
Children's Medical Services in the Panhandle invites you to attend our first Autism Spectrum System of Care Taskforce meeting for the 4 county area. One of the biggest struggles our parents and providers have is to figure out is what services do we have available in our community to help a child. Especially those with special needs. So we are asking you to come to this first meeting for several reasons: 1. To help us determine what we have available in each of our Counties to help these children and their families. 2. To help us determine what services we still need to help these children and their families. 3. How can we work in a collaborative effort to ensure that we can provide the most comprehensive services to parents as early as possible.

Event Organizer
Children's Medical Services

Event Contact Information:
Children's Medical Services
5192 Bayou Blvd, 3rd Flr.
Pensacola FL


Event Coordinator
Polly Bennett
Polly.Bennett@flhealth.gov

January 19, 2018   2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Central Time
 Free After-School Program "The Youth Connection" Ages 16-18
Free after school program for youth ages 6-18. Registration: Mondays-Fridays, 3-5 pm beginning Monday, August 14th. Activities include: academic enrichment, arts and crafts, educational programs, drama and cultural activities, job readiness training and more!

For more information, contact Leroy Williams, Community Center Coordinator.


Event Organizer
Ebonwood Community Center

Event Contact Information:
Ebonwood Community Center
3511 W. Scott Street
Pensacola FL
850-426-1156

Event Coordinator
Leroy Williams
Flyer
January 20, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Time
 Pet Supermarket Adopt A Thon
On each 3rd Saturday from 12 PM to 3 PM you can find The Rescued Rescuers and the pups up for adoption at Pet Supermarket in Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach.

Pet Supermarket is an adoption and rescue friendly zone that supports, features and encourages the adoption of dogs in need of homes. We will be at Pet Supermarket with our group members and many of our rescues up for adoption! Stop by and meet your Rescued Rescuers, find out all the information on how you can adopt one of our fosters; get official Rescued Rescuers gear and all the information and updates on how you can volunteer with our nonprofit organization!


Event Organizer
The Rescued Rescuers: Dachshunds and Friends of Emerald Coast

Event Contact Information:
Pet Supermarket
99 Eglin Pkwy
Ft. Walton Beach FL 32548


January 26, 2018   10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Central Time
 Autism Spectrum System of Care Task Force
Children Medical Services in the Panhandle invites you to attend our first Autism Spectrum System of Care Taskforce meeting for the 4 county areas. One of the biggest struggles our parents and providers have is to figure out is what services do we have available in our community to help a child. Especially those with special needs. So we are asking you to come to this first meeting for several reasons. 1. To help us determine what we have available in each of our counties to help these children and their families. 2. To help us determine what services we still need to help these children and their families. 3. How can we work in a collaborative effort to ensure that we can provide the most comprehensive services to parents as easily as possible.

Meetings will be held every fourth Friday of the month thru 2-2018.


Event Organizer
Children's Medical Services

Event Contact Information:
Vertex Communications Corp.
415 Race Track Rd, N.E.
Fort Walton Beach FL


January 26, 2018   2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Autism Spectrum System of Care Task Force
Children's Medical Services in the Panhandle invites you to attend our first Autism Spectrum System of Care Taskforce meeting for the 4 county area. One of the biggest struggles our parents and providers have is to figure out is what services do we have available in our community to help a child. Especially those with special needs. So we are asking you to come to this first meeting for several reasons: 1. To help us determine what we have available in each of our Counties to help these children and their families. 2. To help us determine what services we still need to help these children and their families. 3. How can we work in a collaborative effort to ensure that we can provide the most comprehensive services to parents as early as possible.

Event Organizer
Children's Medical Services

Event Contact Information:
Charlene H. Anderson Training Room (WISE Center)
555 Walton Rd
Defuniak Springs FL


Event Coordinator
Polly Bennett
Polly.Bennett@flhealth.gov

February 3, 2018   8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Central Time
 Special Needs Kids Day Out
All special needs children from walking to 10 years old are welcome to join our open gymnastics hour, free of charge. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Held at both U.S. Gold locations: 2118 3rd Avenue, Crestview, 850-306-3298 and 12432 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, 850-654-3124.


Event Organizer
U.S. Gold Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
U.S. Gold Gymnastics
2118 Third Avenue
Crestview FL
850-306-3298
Flyer
February 5, 2018   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Identifying & Preventing Abuse of Persons with Disabilities
Educates caregivers on the warning signs of abuse, neglect and exploitation, and offers strategies on how to initiate successful discussion of abuse recognition and prevention with their children.

The seminar is free and open to the community and is sponsored by Friends of Sunrise Dan Pearl Library. For more information, please call 954-370-2140.


Event Organizer
Sharlene Glassman, Program Manager, Joshua's Path at Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward

Event Contact Information:
Sunrise Dan Pearl Library
10500 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise FL 33351

www.jfsbroward.org

February 9, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Area 10 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-10

Event Contact Information:
201 W Broward Blvd Suite 305
Fort Lauderdale FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

February 13, 2018   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 The Treasure Coast Interagency Transition Council (TCITC) Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Treasure Coast Interagency Transition Council of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties is to facilitate a forum for communication, cooperation and collaboration among multidisciplinary agencies to service youth and adults with disabilities.

Helping People Succeed

AGENCY SPOTLIGHT
HPS
France Mason


Event Organizer
The Treasure Coast Interagency Transition Council (TCITC)

Event Contact Information:
1601 NE Braille Place
Jensen Beach FL
772-564-6068
tcitc.weebly.com

Event Coordinator
Randall G. Hunt
Randall.Hunt@indianriverschools.org

February 13, 2018   9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
 Area 09 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-09

Event Contact Information:
111 S. Sapodilla Ave Suite #204
West Palm Beach FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

February 13, 2018   10:00 AM - 12:00 AM Eastern Time
 Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-15

Event Contact Information:
331 N US 1, Suite 335
Ft. Pierce FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

February 13, 2018   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 CPR/First Aid
Learn How! Learn Now! CPR and First Aid classes will be available August 8, October 17, and February 13 from 6-8 pm. Classes are $25. Must register at least 24 hours in advance. Checks/cash accepted. Check should be made payable to: WCCY. For INFO & REGISTRATION call 850-745-6042.

SPACE IS LIMITED - REGISTER NOW!


Event Contact Information:
Wakulla One Stop Community Center
318 Shadeville Road
Crawfordville FL
850-745-6042

February 14, 2018   2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Central Time
 Free After-School Program "The Youth Connection" Ages 16-18
Free after school program for youth ages 6-18. Registration: Mondays-Fridays, 3-5 pm beginning Monday, August 14th. Activities include: academic enrichment, arts and crafts, educational programs, drama and cultural activities, job readiness training and more!

For more information, contact Leroy Williams, Community Center Coordinator.


Event Organizer
Ebonwood Community Center

Event Contact Information:
Ebonwood Community Center
3511 W. Scott Street
Pensacola FL
850-426-1156

Event Coordinator
Leroy Williams
Flyer
February 15, 2018   11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Central Time
 Family Care Council Meeting Area 1 meeting
Make plans to join us as we will making plans for the coming year. Learn more about the function of the Family Care Council Area 1 and consider becoming a member. If you have a completed application, please bring it with you. All meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month. If you are unable to attend and wish to join by phone, please call in so you can hear the meeting. Call the toll free number 888-670-3525 code 9904940247#

Event Organizer
Family Care Council Area 1

Event Contact Information:
Chappie James Building 4th floor
160 Government Center
Pensacola FL 32502
800-470-8101
www.area1fcc.org/

Event Coordinator
Dina Justice
familycarecouncilarea1@gmail.com

February 16, 2018   2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Autism Spectrum System of Care Task Force
Children's Medical Services in the Panhandle invites you to attend our first Autism Spectrum System of Care Taskforce meeting for the 4 county area. One of the biggest struggles our parents and providers have is to figure out is what services do we have available in our community to help a child. Especially those with special needs. So we are asking you to come to this first meeting for several reasons: 1. To help us determine what we have available in each of our Counties to help these children and their families. 2. To help us determine what services we still need to help these children and their families. 3. How can we work in a collaborative effort to ensure that we can provide the most comprehensive services to parents as early as possible.

Event Organizer
Children's Medical Services

Event Contact Information:
Children's Medical Services
5192 Bayou Blvd, 3rd Flr.
Pensacola FL


Event Coordinator
Polly Bennett
Polly.Bennett@flhealth.gov

February 22, 2018   4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Sensory Nights for Children and Adults with Special Needs
WonderWorks is excited to host Sensory Nights! WonderWorks’ exhibits are altered to provide limited stimulation for children with special needs. The music in the facility is lowered, any loud exhibit is not operational and we stop our inversion tunnel creating a safe environment for kids to enjoy the facility without feeling overwhelmed.

Event Organizer
WonderWorks

Event Contact Information:
WonderWorks
9910 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach FL 32407
850-249-7000

February 23, 2018   10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Central Time
 Autism Spectrum System of Care Task Force
Children Medical Services in the Panhandle invites you to attend our first Autism Spectrum System of Care Taskforce meeting for the 4 county areas. One of the biggest struggles our parents and providers have is to figure out is what services do we have available in our community to help a child. Especially those with special needs. So we are asking you to come to this first meeting for several reasons. 1. To help us determine what we have available in each of our counties to help these children and their families. 2. To help us determine what services we still need to help these children and their families. 3. How can we work in a collaborative effort to ensure that we can provide the most comprehensive services to parents as easily as possible.

Meetings will be held every fourth Friday of the month thru 2-2018.


Event Organizer
Children's Medical Services

Event Contact Information:
Vertex Communications Corp.
415 Race Track Rd, N.E.
Fort Walton Beach FL


February 23, 2018   2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Autism Spectrum System of Care Task Force
Children's Medical Services in the Panhandle invites you to attend our first Autism Spectrum System of Care Taskforce meeting for the 4 county area. One of the biggest struggles our parents and providers have is to figure out is what services do we have available in our community to help a child. Especially those with special needs. So we are asking you to come to this first meeting for several reasons: 1. To help us determine what we have available in each of our Counties to help these children and their families. 2. To help us determine what services we still need to help these children and their families. 3. How can we work in a collaborative effort to ensure that we can provide the most comprehensive services to parents as early as possible.

Event Organizer
Children's Medical Services

Event Contact Information:
Charlene H. Anderson Training Room (WISE Center)
555 Walton Rd
Defuniak Springs FL


Event Coordinator
Polly Bennett
Polly.Bennett@flhealth.gov

March 3, 2018   8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Central Time
 Special Needs Kids Day Out
All special needs children from walking to 10 years old are welcome to join our open gymnastics hour, free of charge. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Held at both U.S. Gold locations: 2118 3rd Avenue, Crestview, 850-306-3298 and 12432 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, 850-654-3124.


Event Organizer
U.S. Gold Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
U.S. Gold Gymnastics
2118 Third Avenue
Crestview FL
850-306-3298
Flyer
March 3, 2018   9:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 7th Annual walk in South Florida
We hope you will join us for our 7th Annual walk in South Florida. More than

850 individuals attended last year's walk, and we anticipate 900+ walkers this year. Special guest speaker to be announced soon!

Registration includes: Event t-shirt and gift bag (first 700 participants registered), Live Performances, Recovery Rocks! Area, Advocacy Station, and much more! Great prizes for top fundraising teams and individuals!


All proceeds stay in the community!

They will directly help fund our Psychological Services Program and the printing

and distribution of the Florida Eating Disorders Treatment Referral Guide.


Event Organizer
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness

Event Contact Information:
3600 W. Sample Rd
Coconut Creek FL
561-841-0900
www.firstgiving.com/allianceforeatingdisorders/7thAnnualcelebratingeveryBODYwalk

Event Coordinator
Colleen Phillips

March 5, 2018   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Residential Options
Explores the various residential options available for special needs, including independent living skills training, group homes, supported living, assisted living and intermediate care facilities.

The seminar is free and open to the community and is sponsored by Friends of Sunrise Dan Pearl Library. For more information, please call 954-370-2140.


Event Organizer
Sharlene Glassman, Program Manager, Joshua's Path at Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward

Event Contact Information:
Sunrise Dan Pearl Library
10500 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise FL 33351

www.jfsbroward.org

March 9, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Area 10 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-10

Event Contact Information:
201 W Broward Blvd Suite 305
Fort Lauderdale FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

March 13, 2018   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 The Treasure Coast Interagency Transition Council (TCITC) Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Treasure Coast Interagency Transition Council of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties is to facilitate a forum for communication, cooperation and collaboration among multidisciplinary agencies to service youth and adults with disabilities.

Okeechobee High School

AGENCY SPOTLIGHT
Welcome House
Hilda Naverette


Event Organizer
The Treasure Coast Interagency Transition Council (TCITC)

Event Contact Information:
2800 US Hwy 441
Okeechobee FL
772-564-6068
tcitc.weebly.com

Event Coordinator
Randall G. Hunt
Randall.Hunt@indianriverschools.org

March 13, 2018   9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
 Area 09 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-09

Event Contact Information:
111 S. Sapodilla Ave Suite #204
West Palm Beach FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

March 13, 2018   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-15

Event Contact Information:
331 N US 1, Suite 335
Ft. Pierce FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

March 15, 2018   11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Central Time
 Family Care Council Meeting Area 1 meeting
Make plans to join us as we will making plans for the coming year. Learn more about the function of the Family Care Council Area 1 and consider becoming a member. If you have a completed application, please bring it with you. All meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month. If you are unable to attend and wish to join by phone, please call in so you can hear the meeting. Call the toll free number 888-670-3525 code 9904940247#

Event Organizer
Family Care Council Area 1

Event Contact Information:
Chappie James Building 4th floor
160 Government Center
Pensacola FL 32502
800-470-8101
www.area1fcc.org/

Event Coordinator
Dina Justice
familycarecouncilarea1@gmail.com

March 21, 2018   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-15

Event Contact Information:
331 N US 1, Suite 335
Ft. Pierce FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

March 26, 2018   2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Central Time
 Free After-School Program "The Youth Connection" Ages 16-18
Free after school program for youth ages 6-18. Registration: Mondays-Fridays, 3-5 pm beginning Monday, August 14th. Activities include: academic enrichment, arts and crafts, educational programs, drama and cultural activities, job readiness training and more!

For more information, contact Leroy Williams, Community Center Coordinator.


Event Organizer
Ebonwood Community Center

Event Contact Information:
Ebonwood Community Center
3511 W. Scott Street
Pensacola FL
850-426-1156

Event Coordinator
Leroy Williams
Flyer
April 7, 2018   8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Central Time
 Special Needs Kids Day Out
All special needs children from walking to 10 years old are welcome to join our open gymnastics hour, free of charge. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Held at both U.S. Gold locations: 2118 3rd Avenue, Crestview, 850-306-3298 and 12432 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, 850-654-3124.


Event Organizer
U.S. Gold Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
U.S. Gold Gymnastics
2118 Third Avenue
Crestview FL
850-306-3298
Flyer
April 9, 2018   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Vocational Training & Adult Day Programs
Provides information regarding vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, sheltered workshops, post-secondary training and adult day programs.

The seminar is free and open to the community and is sponsored by Friends of Sunrise Dan Pearl Library. For more information, please call 954-370-2140.


Event Organizer
Sharlene Glassman, Program Manager, Joshua's Path at Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward

Event Contact Information:
Sunrise Dan Pearl Library
10500 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise FL 33351

www.jfsbroward.org

April 10, 2018   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 The Treasure Coast Interagency Transition Council (TCITC) Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Treasure Coast Interagency Transition Council of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties is to facilitate a forum for communication, cooperation and collaboration among multidisciplinary agencies to service youth and adults with disabilities.

Vocational Rehabilitation Office

AGENCY SPOTLIGHT
Vocational Rehabilitation
Emily Hough


Event Organizer
The Treasure Coast Interagency Transition Council (TCITC)

Event Contact Information:
519 NW Lake Whitney Place
Port St. Lucie FL
772-564-6068
tcitc.weebly.com

Event Coordinator
Randall G. Hunt
Randall.Hunt@indianriverschools.org

April 10, 2018   9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
 Area 09 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-09

Event Contact Information:
111 S. Sapodilla Ave Suite #204
West Palm Beach FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

April 12, 2018   2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Central Time
 Free After-School Program "The Youth Connection" Ages 16-18
Free after school program for youth ages 6-18. Registration: Mondays-Fridays, 3-5 pm beginning Monday, August 14th. Activities include: academic enrichment, arts and crafts, educational programs, drama and cultural activities, job readiness training and more!

For more information, contact Leroy Williams, Community Center Coordinator.


Event Organizer
Ebonwood Community Center

Event Contact Information:
Ebonwood Community Center
3511 W. Scott Street
Pensacola FL
850-426-1156

Event Coordinator
Leroy Williams
Flyer
April 13, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Area 10 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-10

Event Contact Information:
201 W Broward Blvd Suite 305
West Palm Beach FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

April 18, 2018   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-15

Event Contact Information:
331 N US 1, Suite 335
Ft. Pierce FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

April 19, 2018   11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Central Time
 Family Care Council Meeting Area 1 meeting
Make plans to join us as we will making plans for the coming year. Learn more about the function of the Family Care Council Area 1 and consider becoming a member. If you have a completed application, please bring it with you. All meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month. If you are unable to attend and wish to join by phone, please call in so you can hear the meeting. Call the toll free number 888-670-3525 code 9904940247#

Event Organizer
Family Care Council Area 1

Event Contact Information:
Chappie James Building 4th floor
160 Government Center
Pensacola FL 32502
800-470-8101
www.area1fcc.org/

Event Coordinator
Dina Justice
familycarecouncilarea1@gmail.com

May 5, 2018   8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Central Time
 Special Needs Kids Day Out
All special needs children from walking to 10 years old are welcome to join our open gymnastics hour, free of charge. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Held at both U.S. Gold locations: 2118 3rd Avenue, Crestview, 850-306-3298 and 12432 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, 850-654-3124.


Event Organizer
U.S. Gold Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
U.S. Gold Gymnastics
2118 Third Avenue
Crestview FL
850-306-3298
Flyer
May 7, 2018   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Navigating the Mental Health System
Offers guidance to families with locating appropriate resources, navigating community health settings and managing challenges presented by loved ones with disabilities.

The seminar is free and open to the community and is sponsored by Friends of Sunrise Dan Pearl Library.


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

Event Contact Information:
West Regional Library
8601 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation FL 33324

www.jfsbroward.org

May 8, 2018   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 The Treasure Coast Interagency Transition Council (TCITC) Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Treasure Coast Interagency Transition Council of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties is to facilitate a forum for communication, cooperation and collaboration among multidisciplinary agencies to service youth and adults with disabilities.

Indian River County

AGENCY SPOTLIGHT
Randy Hunt


Event Organizer
The Treasure Coast Interagency Transition Council (TCITC)

Event Contact Information:
6500 57th Street
Vero Beach FL
772-564-6068
tcitc.weebly.com

Event Coordinator
Randall G. Hunt
Randall.Hunt@indianriverschools.org

May 8, 2018   9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
 Area 09 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-09

Event Contact Information:
111 S. Sapodilla Ave Suite #204
West Palm Beach
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

May 11, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Area 10 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-10

Event Contact Information:
201 W Broward Blvd Suite 305
Fort Lauderdale FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

May 16, 2018   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-15

Event Contact Information:
331 N US 1, Suite 335
Ft. Pierce FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

May 17, 2018   11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Central Time
 Family Care Council Meeting Area 1 meeting
Make plans to join us as we will making plans for the coming year. Learn more about the function of the Family Care Council Area 1 and consider becoming a member. If you have a completed application, please bring it with you. All meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month. If you are unable to attend and wish to join by phone, please call in so you can hear the meeting. Call the toll free number 888-670-3525 code 9904940247#

Event Organizer
Family Care Council Area 1

Event Contact Information:
Chappie James Building 4th floor
160 Government Center
Pensacola FL 32502
800-470-8101
www.area1fcc.org/

Event Coordinator
Dina Justice
familycarecouncilarea1@gmail.com

May 18, 2018   2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Central Time
 Free After-School Program "The Youth Connection" Ages 16-18
Free after school program for youth ages 6-18. Registration: Mondays-Fridays, 3-5 pm beginning Monday, August 14th. Activities include: academic enrichment, arts and crafts, educational programs, drama and cultural activities, job readiness training and more!

For more information, contact Leroy Williams, Community Center Coordinator.


Event Organizer
Ebonwood Community Center

Event Contact Information:
Ebonwood Community Center
3511 W. Scott Street
Pensacola FL
850-426-1156

Event Coordinator
Leroy Williams
Flyer
June 8, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Area 10 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-10

Event Contact Information:
201 W Broward Blvd Suite 305
Fort Lauderdale FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

June 12, 2018   9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
 Area 09 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-09

Event Contact Information:
111 S. Sapodilla Ave Suite #204
West Palm Beach FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

June 20, 2018   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Area 15 Family Care Council Monthly Meeting
The mission of the Family Care Councils 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.

The Family Care Councils (FCCs) are groups of volunteers who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the FCCs (Chapter 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of APD to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.


Event Organizer
FCC-15

Event Contact Information:
331 N US 1, Suite 335
Ft. Pierce FL
561-398-2240
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Milory Senat
milory.senat@apdcares.org

June 21, 2018   11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Central Time
 Family Care Council Meeting Area 1 meeting
Make plans to join us as we will making plans for the coming year. Learn more about the function of the Family Care Council Area 1 and consider becoming a member. If you have a completed application, please bring it with you. All meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month. If you are unable to attend and wish to join by phone, please call in so you can hear the meeting. Call the toll free number 888-670-3525 code 9904940247#

Event Organizer
Family Care Council Area 1

Event Contact Information:
Chappie James Building 4th floor
160 Government Center
Pensacola FL 32502
800-470-8101
www.area1fcc.org/

Event Coordinator
Dina Justice
familycarecouncilarea1@gmail.com