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September 25, 2017   12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Eastern Time
 WCL PN/PACT Partnership Community Conversation - 9/25
When: Monday, Sept. 25th, 12pm-1:15pm
Where: Wesson Media Center
Presentations: "FSU College of Medicine Community Outreach Programs for Pediatrics"

If you have any questions, please contact us at: wholechildleon@gmail.com.


Event Organizer
Whole Child Professional Network

Event Contact Information:
Wesson Media Center
2813 S. Meridian Street
Tallahassee FL
850-692-3134
wholechildleon@gmail.com
Flyer
September 25, 2017   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 Cobb Resource Center's Afer School S.T.E.A.M Program
S.T.E.A.M focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Kids will do a daily project while learning to work together, introduce ideas and laugh along the way. Ages: 5-12.

Event Organizer
Cobb Resource Center

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

September 26, 2017   9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Central Time
 National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children Training Program
National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children will be hosting a two training programs Tuesday, Sept. 26. Session One: 9am-4:30pm. Session Two: 1pm-4:30pm. Cost: Free. Registration required. Register at http://cdac.info/courses.

Session One-Core DEC Awareness-Identifying Drug Endangered Children: A Collaborative Approach: Drug endangered children are part of a very large and growing population of children whose lives have been seriously impacted by dangerous drugs. This training looks at overcoming the challenges in aligning systems responsible for treating these issues.

Session Two: The DEC Approach "Moving from Awareness to Action..." This training focuses on how to implement the DEC approach which is a comprehensive strategy. This training provides insights about how various professionals are in a position to identify, protect, and serve drug endangered children and their families.


Event Contact Information:
Pensacola State College - Milton Campus
5988 US 90, Room 4902
Milton FL
850-434-2724
cdac.info/courses

Event Coordinator
Linda Wilson
lwilson@cdac.info

September 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

September 26, 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

September 26, 2017   4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
 FSU Center for Autism & Related Disabilities - Inside Out
Do you struggle with understanding other people's emotions, or managing your own? Join us for this four week training series to get the skills you need for dealing with feelings as we watch and discuss the Disney Pixar movie, Inside Out!

This group is for FSU Card clients in 3rd-5th grade. Class is limited to 10 participants. Snacks will be provided. Please note any dietary restrictions. A parent or guardian is required to remain on-site for the safety of our students and staff (free WIFI available). Contact Taylor Fabrega to register.


Event Organizer
Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
FSU Card
2312 Killearn Center Blvd., Bldg. A
Tallahassee FL 32309
850-414-7823

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

September 26, 2017   5:00 PM - : Eastern Time
 Helping People Succeed Ribbon Cutting!
You're invited on behalf of Helping People Succeed to our new location for the Ribbon Cutting events.

Event Organizer
Helping People Succeed

Event Contact Information:
1601 NE Braille Place
Jensen Beach FL
772-320-0773
www.hpsfl.org

Event Coordinator
Lolita Dupree
ldupree@hpsfl.org

September 26, 2017   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time
 Life Love & Lockers: Back-to-School Basics Parents Must Know
Life Love & Lockers (For Parents): Back-to-School Basics Every Parent Must Know.

Interactive break-out sessions include:
LIFE MATTERS: Kelli Mercer, CRMC Behavioral Health
REAL ESSENTIALS: Morgan Parker, Dept. of Health - Wakulla
RESPECT is LOVE: Sabrina Williams, Refuge House
PERMANENT MARKERS: What's on Social Media, Stays on Social Media: Quanesia Arnold, Dept. of Health - Wakulla

Q&A / TALKBACK with Chelsea Pender (LCSW) Social Services Director for Capital Regional Medical Center.

*Refreshments will be served*


Event Organizer
Wakulla One Stop Community Center

Event Contact Information:
Wakulla One Stop Community Center
318 Shadeville Road
Crawfordville FL 32327


September 27, 2017   9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time
 Parent Empowerment Program
This program meets over the course of four consecutive Wednesday mornings. This series is an in-depth learning opportunity for parents, grandparents, professionals, and community members to explore the basics of applied behavior analysis (ABA), the scientific study of behavior.

This course is taught by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who is also an ITDS, and the class is always individualized according to the needs of the participants. Through a unique opportunity, the cost for participation and child care will be covered for families in Early Steps. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Early Steps Families should contact Irma Cofield at 850-416-6789 to register. For registration of non-Early Steps families or for questions about the class, call 850-416-5826 or 850-416-4681.


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

Event Contact Information:
Pearl Nelson Child Development Center
916 E. Fairfield Drive
Pensacola FL 32503


September 27, 2017   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Central Time
 Resume Workshop
CareerSource Okaloosa Walton is hosting a Resume Workshop and optional Resume Review. Bring your resume if you have one, but you can create one with our help! Registration is required: Walton_Resume_Workshop.

Event Organizer
CareerSource

Event Contact Information:
Emerald Coast Technical College
761 N. 20th Street
DeFuniak Springs FL

www.careersourceokaloosawalton.com

September 28, 2017   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Escambia County School District Job Fair - Sept. 28
COME JOIN OUR TEAM! The Escambia County School District will be hosting an Educational Support Personnel Job Fair on Thursday, September 28th.

Come to meet us or visit our website at http://ecsd-fl.schoolloop.com/employment.


Event Contact Information:
Escambia County School District
30 E. Texar Drive
Pensacola FL 32503

http://ecsd-fl.schoolloop.com/employment

September 28, 2017   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Educational Support Personnel Job Fair
Interested in joining our team? Come and find out more about the wide range of possibilities within the Escambia County School District. ESPs - Education Support Personnel positions range from School Bus Operators (CDL training provided) to Teacher's Assistants, from Substitute Teacher Assistants to Food Service Assistants to Maintenance Workers, to name a few.

These jobs are great positions for parents who would like their work schedule to be similar to their child's schedule (fall break, winter break and spring break dates would match). ECSD may be exactly the employer you are looking for, so come out and find out more.


Event Organizer
CarerSource Escarosa

Event Contact Information:
J.E. Hall Center
30 E. Texar Drive
Pensacola FL 32503


September 28, 2017   11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 35th Annual Dr. Dick's Charity Golf Classic
Join us for a fun day of golf with your friends and chip in for Charity at the 35th Annual Dr. Dick's Charity Golf Classic to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay. This traditional tournament includes a golf scramble, lunch, dinner and loads of fun! Tickets start at $250.00 for individual players, Foursome $1,000.00. Must register in advance to participate and registration ends on September 25, 2017. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
United Cerbral Palsy of Tampa Bay

Event Contact Information:
Cheval Golf and Country Club
4312 Cheval Bouelvard
Lutz FL 33558
813-239-1179 Ext. 18528

Event Coordinator
Jeanette Sanders
jsanders@sunrisegroup.org

September 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

September 28, 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

September 29, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Time
 Tai Chi-Community Group
Vickrey Resource Center has non-instructor classes Monday and Friday. Release some stress in this non-impact techniques (breathing, movement, awareness exercises and meditation). Cost is FREE. Ages: 18+.

Event Organizer
Vickrey Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Resource Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

September 29, 2017   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Fall Job Fair - Friday, September 29th
Network with 50+ area employers with open positions in healthcare, corrections, hospitality, customer service and more! No RSVP needed to attend this FREE event! Bring copies of your resume.

Minimize time in line. Bring your CareerSource Customer Scan Card for faster check-in. Don't have one? Visit careersourceescarosa.com to locate a Career Center near you!


Event Organizer
CareerSource Escarosa

Event Contact Information:
Brownsville Community Center
3200 W. De Soto Street
Pensacola FL 32505
850-607-8700
careersourcescarosa.com

September 29, 2017   4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Central Time
 Hungry For Justice-Kids Cooking Class!
Kids Cooking Class

Healthy Recipes, Healthy Food & Healthy Fun

You will get:
- Easy Healthy Recipes
- Food to Make Each Item
- Chef Demonstrations
- Tasting of Each Recipe

Free admission and kid friendly.


Event Organizer
Escambia-Santa Rosa Community Traffic Safety Team

Event Contact Information:
Woodland Heights Neighborhood Resource Center
111 Berkley Drive
Pensacola FL 32503


September 29, 2017   6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Mom's Night Out
Please join us for our September Mom's Night Out at TGI Fridays. It will be held on Friday, September 29th at 6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to talk with other Down Syndrome moms and take in lots and lots of good information. Come share your stories and hear from others. Plus, you get to eat good food and have a drink or two!

Event Organizer
Down Syndrome Association of Emerald Coast

Event Contact Information:
TGI Fridays
1022 W. 23rd Street
Panama City FL 32405


September 30, 2017   8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 FDLRS/ESE PARENT UNIVERSITY
Special Education
Parent University
We invite you to join this FREE EVENT made available for parents of students with disabilities attending the School District of Palm Beach County. It offers parents an opportunity to participate in workshops that focus on practical strategies and resources.


Event Organizer
School District of Palm Beach County

Event Contact Information:
4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth FL
561-434-8393

Event Coordinator
Lissette Martinez-Morales
lissette.martinez@palmbeachschools.org

September 30, 2017   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 Steps for Autism Honors Hometown Heroes
Celebrating Hometown Heroes is the theme for Autism Pensacola's sixth annual Steps for Autism event. Honorary event chairs are Pensacola Police Sgt. Jimmy Donohoe and Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan. In addition to the walk, activities will include face painting, games, bounce houses, food, music, sensory friendly tents, Imagination Station and more.

Sign up to participate in the walk by visiting autismpensacola.org. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the walk stay in our local area to support those living with autism.


Event Contact Information:
Blue Wahoos Stadium
351 W. Cedar Street
Pensacola FL


September 30, 2017   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 5210 Day of Play
SAVE THE DATE-September 30th! The Worldwide Day of Play is a day to get up, get out and get active! On September 30th, families will shut off their computers, tablets, and TVs and head outdoors for some fun! Come check out the many ways families get moving! Join us for a day of exciting activities, games, sports, contests and physical challenges for the entire family.

Event Organizer
Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL 32502
850-595-6500 Ext. 1819
5210nwfl.com/dayofplay

September 30, 2017   6:00 PM - : Eastern Time
 Butterfly Ball 2017
Please join the ALPHA House annual Black Tie Butterfly Ball gala and enjoy a fun-filled evening of dinner and dancing! This beautiful gala will feature the live music, along with a fundraising auction to benefit ALPHA House’s ongoing mission of supporting young mothers and families. The dress for this event is cocktail attire for women, Black Tie for men. We encourage all ALPHA House supporters to invite their friends and colleagues or sponsor a table for a group. Individual tickets are available at $150.00 Event start time is tentative, call or E-mail to confirm time and for more information.

Event Organizer
Alpha House of Pinellas County

Event Contact Information:
The Vinoy Resort Grand Ballroom
501 5th Avenue NE
St. Petersburg FL 33701
727-822-8190
alpha@alphahousepinellas.org

October 1, 2017   12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 2nd Annual Special Needs Family Resource Fair
Please join us at the 2nd Annual Special Needs Family Resource Fair, hosted by Welcoming Hearts. All are welcome to come and connect with local organizations that provide services for special needs families. This is a free event and no registration required.
Look forward to seeing you there!!


Event Organizer
Welcoming Hearts

Event Contact Information:
The Sanborn Center
815 Alabama Avenue
DeLand FL 32724
386-742-9916
www.welcominghearts.org

Event Coordinator
Chasity Hanners
welcominghearts@gmail.com

October 1, 2017   2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time
 ABLE Accounts, Financial Planning & Guardianship Workshop
For more information, please contact DSAT AT 850-276-9859 or email: executivedirector@dsatallahassee.com.

Event Organizer
Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee

Event Contact Information:
Capital Regional Medical Center
2626 Capital Medical Building
Tallahassee FL 32308
850-325-5000

October 2, 2017   10:30 AM - 12:30 AM Eastern Time
 Medicaid Waiver 101
Provides a comprehensive overview of the various Medicaid Waivers available in Florida, the criteria for eligibility, the application process, what to do while on the waiting list, and what services are covered once you receive funding.

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 Director, Jioshua'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

October 2, 2017   12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Tai Chi-Community Group
Vickrey Resource Center has non-instructor classes Monday and Friday. Release some stress in this non-impact techniques (breathing, movement, awareness exercises and meditation). Cost is FREE. Ages: 18+.

Event Organizer
Vickrey Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Resource Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

October 3, 2017   11:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Retreat for Families who have a parent with breast cancer
Retreat will be held November 3-5.

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

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


Event Organizer
Deliver the Dream

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

October 3, 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

October 3, 2017   4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
 FSU Center for Autism & Related Disabilities - Inside Out
Do you struggle with understanding other people's emotions, or managing your own? Join us for this four week training series to get the skills you need for dealing with feelings as we watch and discuss the Disney Pixar movie, Inside Out!

This group is for FSU Card clients in 3rd-5th grade. Class is limited to 10 participants. Snacks will be provided. Please note any dietary restrictions. A parent or guardian is required to remain on-site for the safety of our students and staff (free WIFI available). Contact Taylor Fabrega to register.


Event Organizer
Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
FSU Card
2312 Killearn Center Blvd., Bldg. A
Tallahassee FL 32309
850-414-7823

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

October 3, 2017   5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 2017 Buddy Game at Lincoln High School
The Lincoln High Girls Volleyball Team has adopted our organization as the non-profit they would like to partner with again this year!

They will be serving volunteer hours at various DSAT events and raising money for our 2017 Buddy Walk. They were a great help last year and we are so happy to partner with them again. Thank you girls!! The team has invited all DSAT families to come out to their game on Tuesday, October 3rd!

All families in attendance will be recognized between the JV & Varsity games. Please make every effort to be there! Please RSVP via email or Facebook by September 10th with t-shirt sizes for all individuals with Ds attending. Families can purchase additional shirts. Free Admission!


Event Organizer
Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee

Event Contact Information:
Buddy Game at Lincoln High School
2910 Kerry Forest Pkwy, D4-212
Tallahassee FL 32309

info@dsatallahassee.org

October 3, 2017   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Central Time
 People's Law School
Come earn your free certificate from the People's Law School! Join us for the first four Tuesday's in October from 6pm until 7:30pm. Learn about those pesky legal questions that often pop up in your daily living. Learn rom experienced faculty, local attorneys and judges who will cover a wide range of topics including Securities, Workers Compensation, Social Security, Disability, Insurance, Medical Malpractice and more.

Please register to attend at levinlaw.com or call 850-435-7056. Seating is limited.


Event Contact Information:
Pensacola State College
Baroco Center for Science & Advanced Tech, Rm 2142
Pensacola FL
850-435-7056

October 4, 2017   8:30 AM - : Eastern Time
 2017 Disabiliy Employment Awareness Celebration
Join us for the 2017 Disability Employment Awareness Celebration!

Event Organizer
APD, Voc Rehab, Blind Services

Event Contact Information:
Tallahassee City Hall, Comission Chambers
300 South Adams Street
Tallahassee FL
850-488-4257

Event Coordinator
Melanie Etters
Melanie.Etters@apdcares.org
Flyer
October 4, 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

October 4, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 2017 Softball Registration for S.P.A.R.C.
Come play softball again!!! We will continue to include "drills n' skills" in our weekly format. We will play on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm on the softball fields at the New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex. You MUST REGISTER by SEPTEMBER 8th to play, and ENSURE RECEIVING A UNIFORM. REGISTER at Leisure Services at 201 N. Myrtle Ave. in New Smyrna Beach between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. NO REGISTRATION WILL BE TAKEN WITHOUT A COPY of CHILD's BIRTH CERTIFICATE. Make checks payable to City of New Smyrna Beach. May MAIL REGISTRATION (with check and copy of birth certificate) in to Leisure Services, 210 Sam's Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL. 32168. Parents / guardian must sign forms & lsit shirt size & shorts size. See address of ball field below. Softball Schedule : 10/04/17, 10/11/17, 10/18/17, 10/25/17, 11/01/17, and 11/08/17. FEES: $15 for S.P.A.R.C New Smyrna Resident / $23 for non-residents. (Financial Assistance available upon request).

Event Organizer
NEW SMYRNA BEACH Parks & Recreation Department

Event Contact Information:
New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex
1800 Turnbull Bay Road
New Smyrna Beach FL 32168


October 5, 2017   8:30 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Strategies for Working with Pre-Verbal and Minimally Verbal Children
This training will provide participants with evidence- based strategies to increase language development in pre-verbal and minimally verbal children from toddler through elementary school age with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Emphasis will be placed on behavioral interventions designed to increase language development, utilizing visual supports in a variety of settings and creating robust language environments.

Participants will leave with a durable, visual support system to utilize in their classroom.

Target audience: teachers of self-contained Pre-K through elementary ESE classes.


Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
5353 Parkside Dr
Jupiter FL

preverbal2017.eventbrite.com

October 5, 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

October 5, 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

October 6, 2017   9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
 FAU CARD Autism Friendly Cities Institute
Improve access, inclusion, and safety for individuals with autism and their families! City and county employees are invited to attend the Autism Friendly Cities Institute! At this no-cost training, attendees will learn about autism, safety concerns for individuals with autism, and how to develop and implement strategies and techniques to improve communication, awareness, and understanding about autism across city services and programs.

Debbie Majors, ADA Coordinator at the City of Boynton Beach, will share the journey of how she and her staff took the lead in Palm Beach County by being the first Autism Friendly Municipality in the region. She will share information about developing an ADA Advisory Board, facilitating disability awareness training for staff, and creating autism friendly and inclusive events.


Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
5353 Parkside Dr
Jupiter FL

www.eventbrite.com/e/fau-card-autism-friendly-cities-institute-tickets-35141861253

October 6, 2017   5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time
 Forgotten Coast Paddlejam - October 6-8
The fall version of the Apalachicola Paddlejam festival will be held October 6-8 in Apalachicola and on St. George Island. This three day festival celebrates the Forgotten Coast through paddle sports, music and food. The highlight of the event will be an attempt by paddlers to break the world record for the largest floating kayak raft. New this fall will be a paddling fishing tournament. All proceeds from the Paddlejam will go to "at risk" children, youth, and families in need through the Outreach Ministries of the Apalachicola United Methodist Church.

No Kayak? No Problem! Franklin County features several kayak and boat rentals. Click here to see a list of all kayak, canoe and boat rental businesses in the county.


Event Contact Information:
Apalachicola Battery Park
Apalachicola FL


October 6, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 "Fall Festival"
Cake walks, hay rides, games, food and more.

Event Organizer
Wallace Baptist Church

Event Contact Information:
Transition Center
5555 Woodbine Road
Pace FL


October 7, 2017   7:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Marathon
The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. Each event is a noncompetitive 3 to 5 mile walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer. The events raise money to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it's most treatable. From the opening ceremony to the post-walk entertainment, a Making Strides event is a celebration of survivors and opportunity to remember loved-ones lost. It's a day that shouldn't be missed and won't be forgotten. Must register for this event. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
American Cancer Society of Marathon, Florida

Event Contact Information:
Marathon Fire Rescue Department
8900 Overseas Highway
Marathon FL
305-292-2333

Event Coordinator
Julie Cuneo
MarathonFLStrides@cancer.org

October 7, 2017   8:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. This event is the world's largest to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. The walk is 3 miles, and all funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Donations are tax-deductible. Participates must register and every entered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100.00. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
The Alzheimer's Association Central and North Florida Chapter

Event Contact Information:
Lake Eola Park
195 North Rosalind Avenue
Orlando FL 32801
407-951-7992

Event Coordinator
Kasia Castro
kcastro@alz.org

October 7, 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
October 7, 2017   9:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Southwest Florida Walk
Join us and become a walkers' advocate, and take action for the diverse needs of the autism community. Your efforts help generate funds that fuel innovative research and make connections to critical lifelong supports and services. Our strength as a community is powered by the commitment of individuals like you; Walk and fundraise together to enhance the lives of people living with autism. Must register to participate. Call or E-mail for more information

Event Organizer
Autism Speaks, Inc.

Event Contact Information:
North Collier Regional Park
15000 Livingston Road
Naples FL 34109
561-465-0054

Event Coordinator
Melissa DiNuzzo
melissa.dinuzzo@autismspeaks.org

October 7, 2017   9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 Forgotten Coast Paddlejam - October 6-8
The fall version of the Apalachicola Paddlejam festival will be held October 6-8 in Apalachicola and on St. George Island. This three day festival celebrates the Forgotten Coast through paddle sports, music and food. The highlight of the event will be an attempt by paddlers to break the world record for the largest floating kayak raft. New this fall will be a paddling fishing tournament. All proceeds from the Paddlejam will go to "at risk" children, youth, and families in need through the Outreach Ministries of the Apalachicola United Methodist Church.

No Kayak? No Problem! Franklin County features several kayak and boat rentals. Click here to see a list of all kayak, canoe and boat rental businesses in the county.


Event Contact Information:
Apalachicola Battery Park
Apalachicola FL


October 7, 2017   9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 Medical Mission at Home - October 7
FREE SERVICES for people in need:
•Health Screenings & Testing •Vision Screening & Free Reading Glasses •Flu Shots for Adults •Dental Health Education & Referrals •Foot Washing/Foot Care •Legal Aid •Food Bank •Health Insurance Information & Sign-Up Assistance •Behavioral Health Education •Spiritual Care

All services are FREE and NO insurance is needed. We will provide services on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis until 3 p.m.

Want to Volunteer? Go to www.medicalmissionathome.org and click on “Pensacola.” Volunteers should plan to arrive at 7:30 a.m. for a Volunteer Orientation session. For more information, visit us online at www.medicalmissionathome.org or call 850-416-6435, or 850-206-5661.


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

www.medicalmissionathome.org

October 7, 2017   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Emerald Coast Duck Regatta
Adopt a rubber duck and join us for a day of family fun at the 7th Annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta. Approximately 3,000 ducks will make their way across the Lagoon at The Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin. Prizes will be awarded to the owners of the first ducks to cross the finish line to include a first-place prize of $5,000! The event will have fun activities for the whole family including Abrakadoodle face painters, Nonie’s Ark Animal Encounters, crafts, a scavenger hunt, a last-kid-standing hula-hoop contest, and FREE access to the Baytowne carousel for children 12 and under from 11 am to noon. Go to www.emeraldcoastduckregatta.com or visit the Sacred Heart Hospital Gift Shop to adopt a duck. Proceeds from the event will fund the purchasing of a Giraffe Omnibed Carestation, allowing Sacred Heart to provide the very best care to their critically ill newborn babies and preemies.

Event Contact Information:
Village of Baytowne Wharf
Sandestin FL

www.emeraldcoastduckregatta.com

October 7, 2017   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 The Expo
The Expo is a South Florida celebration for people with all disabilities! Join us for the 37th year!

2017: The Road To Possibilities for People With Disabilities!

Over 70 Exhibitors | Inspiration Runway Fashion Show | Educational Forums | Fun Activities | Live Entertainment | Sports |
Fun & Games | Art Showcase | Demonstrations |
Events for Youth, Adults and Seniors with Disabilities and More!

This free family-friendly event provides an amazing opportunity to have fun and learn about services, resources, products and information for persons of all ages and with any disability! This Expo is FREE and open to the public!

Location: Alvin Sherman Library and The Don Taft University Center


Event Organizer
2-1-1 Broward

Event Contact Information:
3100 Ray Ferrero
Davie FL
954-537-0211
www.theexpofl.com

Event Coordinator
Billie Morgan
info@theexpofl.com

October 7, 2017   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 1st Annual Touch-A-Truck
This family-friendly event is for children and adults of all ages. Come get up close and personal with larger-than-life trucks, heavy construction and public safety equipment, cool cars, and specialty vehicles! We know it can get LOUD, join us from 10am-11am for a Horn-Free Hour to avoid the noise. Same FUN just without all the loud music, horns and sirens.

Admission: $5 per person or $20 per family. Admission includes: exploring vehicles, face painting, crafts, and other FUN activities...food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information about this event or to become a sponsor, visit www.fsucard.com. If you're interested in bringing a vehicle out to the event, please email kendra.adams@med.fsu.edu. Net proceeds to benefit the FSU Autism Institute Foundation fund used to support training, research, and services in our community.


Event Organizer
FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
2312 Killearn Center Blvd., Bldg A
Tallahassee FL 32309

www.fsucard.com

October 7, 2017   11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time
 Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch
There will be fun, food, and games for the whole family! State Park entrance fee of $2 per person for ages 7 and up. Kids 6 and under-free. The event is free, however, donations are accepted. Donations will go directly to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park to benefit the park's resource management projects and interpretive programs. A parent or guardian must accompany all children.

Additionally, Camp Helen will be selling pumpkins 7 days a week, 9am–4 pm, starting Sept 30 thru Oct 31. These special events are sponsored by the Friends of Camp Helen State Park.


Event Organizer
Friends of Camp Helen State Park

Event Contact Information:
Friends of Camp Helen State Park
23937 Panama City Beach Pkwy
Panama City Beach FL 32413
850-233-5059
facebook.com/FriendsOfCampHelenStatePark
CampHelenFriends@gmail.com

October 7, 2017   12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 My Fest - October 7th
MY Fest is a FREE community event designed to inspire and empower young people, while sharing information and resources that can help youth and families overcome challenges, and achieve their goals and dreams.

Come check out the bands, hip-hop artists, and performers! Bounce houses, games, face painting, crafts and more! Hundreds of resources for youth and families!


Event Organizer
The Family Cafe

Event Contact Information:
Kleman Plaza
306 S. Duval Street
Tallahassee FL 32301


October 7, 2017   4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time
 2017 Treasure Coast Down Syndrome Awareness Group Buddy Walk
Join the Treasure Coast Down Syndrome Awareness Group as we unite for a common cause and raise funds at the 2017 Treasure Coast Down Syndrome Awareness Group Buddy Walk®. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, take the first step and donate or register today! Help us spread the word; all are welcome for our day of celebration!

Event Organizer
Treasure Coast Down Syndrome Awareness Group

Event Contact Information:
9221 Civic Center Place
Port St Lucie FL
918-520-0354
www.ds-stride.org/treasurecoastbuddywalk
info@tcdownsyndromeag.org

October 8, 2017   9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 Forgotten Coast Paddlejam - October 6-8
The fall version of the Apalachicola Paddlejam festival will be held October 6-8 in Apalachicola and on St. George Island. This three day festival celebrates the Forgotten Coast through paddle sports, music and food. The highlight of the event will be an attempt by paddlers to break the world record for the largest floating kayak raft. New this fall will be a paddling fishing tournament. All proceeds from the Paddlejam will go to "at risk" children, youth, and families in need through the Outreach Ministries of the Apalachicola United Methodist Church.

No Kayak? No Problem! Franklin County features several kayak and boat rentals. Click here to see a list of all kayak, canoe and boat rental businesses in the county.


Event Contact Information:
Apalachicola Battery Park
Apalachicola FL


October 9, 2017   8:00 AM - 2:30 PM Central Time
 Healthy Weight Work Group - October 9th
A Gardening in the School Workshop. Below is the sign up link (free and those who register will receive a free lunch) and an informative flyer is attached.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keep-it-fresh-school-garden-workshop-tickets-37450748196


Event Contact Information:
UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County 4H Center
3740 Stefani Road
Cantonment FL 32533

Flyer
October 9, 2017   8:00 AM - 2:30 PM Central Time
 Keep it /Fresh: School Garden Workshop
This is a free workshop coordinated by Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Family Nutrition Program, Live Well Partnership and From the Ground Up Community Garden. Topics covered during the workshop will include tips and tools on incorporating gardening into the curriculum, selecting the best site for the garden, readiness to start a garden, weed-free gardening, what plants to grow by month, using the garden to build community support, funding the garden and others. This event is free and lunch will be served.

Below is the sign up link (free and those who register will receive a free lunch) and an informative flyer is attached.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keep-it-fresh-school-garden-workshop-tickets-37450748196


Event Organizer
Florida Agriculture

Event Contact Information:
UF/IFAS Extension Langley Bell 4H Center
3730 Stefani Road
Cantonment FL 32533

Flyer
October 10, 2017   9:00 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.

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

October 10, 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
Area 09 Family Care Council

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

October 10, 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

October 10, 2017   9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Lights, Camera, Action!
This presentation will discuss the benefits of using video modeling with individuals with autism and related disabilities to increase communication, social, academic, and adaptive behaviors across settings. Strategies for effectively implementing video modeling and steps for creating individualized video models will be provided. Both teachers and families will benefit from this presentation.

Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton FL

videomodeling.eventbrite.com

October 10, 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

October 10, 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

October 11, 2017   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 Little Owls Early Intervention Initiative
FAU CARD's Little Owls Early Intervention Initiative is a 3- day parent training for parents and family members of children ages 2-5 years old with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or that are in the process of seeking a diagnosis of ASD.

The goal of the training is to help prepare families to be active participants in a child’s positive developmental growth.

Some of the topics covered are:
•Promoting communication and social engagement
•Selecting therapies, advocacy and understanding benefits
•A special emphasis is placed on safety and the child with ASD
•Because parents play a central role in the life of a child, parent support and self-care are important themes of the training



The training takes place at

The Hope Center for Autism



The class will start at 9:30 am and end at 2:30 pm on the following dates:

Wednesday Oct 11, 2017

Thursday Oct 12, 2017

Friday Oct 13, 2017

Each day will have new content


Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
The Hope Center 1695 SE Indian St
Stuart FL
561-245-1792
littleowlshopecenteroct.eventbrite.com

Event Coordinator
Wanda Baldwin

October 11, 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
October 12, 2017   8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 National Conference on Wellbieng of Children & Families
The Turn on the Light National Conference on the Wellbeing of Children and Families is a one-day conference that brings together parents, volunteers and professionals concerned with the welfare of children and families for a full day of educational and networking opportunities.



LEARN Attend a variety of workshops and presentations focused on child and family health and wellbeing including strategies, research, practices, therapeutic approaches and advocacy. Continuing Education credits are available for many professions.



GAIN Acquire information and resources about community programs, services and products relevant to children and families from local and national exhibitors and vendors.



CONNECT Network with other parents or professionals of varied disciplines who work with children and families including social workers, psychologists, law enforcement, attorneys, nurses and teachers.


Event Organizer
The Children’s Healing Institute

Event Contact Information:
650 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach FL
561-231-6000
http://www.turnonthelight.org

October 12, 2017   2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time
 Family Care Council 12 Bi-Monthly Flagler County Meeting
The Area 12 Family Care Council represents Volusia and Flagler Counties and assists persons with developmental disabilities and their families. The Area 12 FCC meets about once a month. Usually the meetings are held at the Agency for Persons with Disabilities [APD] program office at 210 N. Palmetto Ave. in Daytona Beach. The current FCC 12 members are reaching out to Flagler County families and will now hold bi-monthly (every other month) meetings in Flagler County beginning Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Please see the Flagler County location listed below for the meetings. We welcome all individuals with developmental disabilities, their family members, guardians, service providers, and Waiver Support Coordinators. Hope you can join us in Bunnell on Thursday, October 12th !!!

Event Organizer
Family Care Council 12

Event Contact Information:
1769 Moody Blvd./ Highway 100
Flagler County Government Bldg. 2 (Next to the Falgler County Court House)
Bunnell FL 32110
386-254-3969
www.facebook.com/groups/Area12FCC

Event Coordinator
Belinda Hoyt
belinda.hoyt@apdcares.org

October 12, 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

October 12, 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

October 13, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Time
 Tai Chi-Community Group
Vickrey Resource Center has non-instructor classes Monday and Friday. Release some stress in this non-impact techniques (breathing, movement, awareness exercises and meditation). Cost is FREE. Ages: 18+.

Event Organizer
Vickrey Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Resource Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

October 13, 2017   11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Central Time
 58th Pensacola Greek Festival
The Pensacola Greek Festival is a staple of the Pensacola Bay area’s fall festival lineup, mixing southern hospitality with Hellenic culture and cuisine. The Pensacola Greek Festival is a wonderful opportunity for the Greek community to share their culture, traditions, heritage, faith, food, dance and the fun-...loving spirit of Greece right here in our hometown.

Live Greek music and traditional folk dancing will be among the entertainment highlights of the weekend. Youth dancers dressed in traditional costumes, representing various regions of Greece, will perform dance throughout the weekend, and the dance floor is open to everybody between youth sets. The popular Kostas Kastanis band will be back again to play traditional and modern Greek music throughout the weekend. Admission is FREE.


Event Contact Information:
Anunciation Greek Orthodox Church
1720 W. Garden Street
Pensacola FL

www.pensacolagreekfestival.com

October 13, 2017   11:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 Retreat for Families who have a parent with breast cancer
Retreat will be held October 13-15.

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

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


Event Organizer
Deliver the Dream

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

October 13, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Central Time
 28th Annual Gulf Breeze Community Expo
The Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce and City of Gulf Breeze present the 28th Annual Gulf Breeze Community Expo, October 13th and 14th at the Gulf Breeze Community Center.

The Community Expo features a diverse mix of businesses and specialties to meet your needs. Exhibitors will be on hand from the Home Improvement, Banking, Education, Senior Care, Hotel, Restaurant, Health Care, Nonprofit, Legal and Financial Service Industries.

Friday evening from 5 PM to 8:30 PM will feature the Taste of Gulf Breeze, a 21 and up event featuring food and beverage samples from the area's top restaurants while you mingle through the exhibit areas. https://tinyurl.com/tasteofgulfbreeze. On Saturday, bring the family out from 10-2 for fun-filled children’s activities while you explore all the community expo has to offer. This year, Saturday will also feature a Marketplace with homemade and artisan vendors.


Event Organizer
Gulf Breeze Community Expo and Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce

Event Contact Information:
Gulf Breeze Community Center
800 Shoreline Drive
Gulf Breeze FL 32561
850-932-7888
www.gulfbreezechamber.com/pages/community-expo

October 14, 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

October 14, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Rett Syndrome Training & Individual Student Planning
About the Presenter

Ann-Marie Orlando, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida and associate director for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) in Gainesville. Dr. Orlando works with educators and families, and provides community outreach services and professional development focused on autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities. A certified speech-language pathologist, Dr. Orlando’s research activities focus on inclusive education, literacy, and the use of augmentative/alternative communication for individuals with autism and related disabilities. She has published journal articles and book chapters, and has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses on these and related topics. Dr. Orlando is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and TASH.


Event Organizer
FAU CARD

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

Event Coordinator
Mercedes Pagano
paganom@fau.edu

October 14, 2017   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Buddy Walk October 14 Defuniak Springs
Save the date and make plans to join the Walton High Anchor Club & DSAT October 14, 9am-1pm at Wee Care Park in Defuniak Springs.

The festival begins at 9 am and at approximately 11 am, children and adults with Downs syndrome, along with their families, friends and hundreds of supporters will take part in the one-mile advocacy walk demonstrating their support of the acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome.

Starting or joining a Buddy Walk team is a great way to show your support for individuals with Down syndrome.


Event Contact Information:
Wee Care Park
552 Walton Road
Defuniak Springs FL 32433


October 14, 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

October 14, 2017   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 28th Annual Gulf Breeze Community Expo
The Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce and City of Gulf Breeze present the 28th Annual Gulf Breeze Community Expo, October 13th and 14th at the Gulf Breeze Community Center.

The Community Expo features a diverse mix of businesses and specialties to meet your needs. Exhibitors will be on hand from the Home Improvement, Banking, Education, Senior Care, Hotel, Restaurant, Health Care, Nonprofit, Legal and Financial Service Industries.

Friday evening from 5 PM to 8:30 PM will feature the Taste of Gulf Breeze, a 21 and up event featuring food and beverage samples from the area's top restaurants while you mingle through the exhibit areas. https://tinyurl.com/tasteofgulfbreeze. On Saturday, bring the family out from 10-2 for fun-filled children’s activities while you explore all the community expo has to offer. This year, Saturday will also feature a Marketplace with homemade and artisan vendors.


Event Organizer
Gulf Breeze Community Expo and Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce

Event Contact Information:
Gulf Breeze Community Center
800 Shoreline Drive
Gulf Breeze FL 32561
850-932-7888
http://www.gulfbreezechamber.com/pages/community-expo

October 14, 2017   11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Central Time
 58th Pensacola Greek Festival
The Pensacola Greek Festival is a wonderful opportunity for the Greek community to share their culture, traditions, heritage, faith, food, dance and the fun-...loving spirit of Greece right here in our hometown. This year, the Pensacola Greek Festival will be celebrating the island of Samos, a beautiful island some of our parishioners call home. Known for being the home of some of ancient Greece’s most famous mathematicians and philosophers, Samos brings to life the embodiment of Greek culture and flair. Admission is always FREE.

Live Greek music and traditional folk dancing will be among the entertainment highlights of the weekend. Youth dancers dressed in traditional costumes, representing various regions of Greece, will perform dance throughout the weekend, and the dance floor is open to everybody between youth sets. The popular Kostas Kastanis band will be back again to play traditional and modern Greek music throughout the weekend.


Event Contact Information:
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
1720 W. Garden Street
Pensacola FL

www.pensacolagreekfestival.com

October 15, 2017   12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central Time
 58th Pensacola Greek Festival
The Pensacola Greek Festival is a wonderful opportunity for the Greek community to share their culture, traditions, heritage, faith, food, dance and the fun-...loving spirit of Greece right here in our hometown. This year, the Pensacola Greek Festival will be celebrating the island of Samos, a beautiful island some of our parishioners call home. Known for being the home of some of ancient Greece’s most famous mathematicians and philosophers, Samos brings to life the embodiment of Greek culture and flair. Admission is always FREE.

Live Greek music and traditional folk dancing will be among the entertainment highlights of the weekend. Youth dancers dressed in traditional costumes, representing various regions of Greece, will perform dance throughout the weekend, and the dance floor is open to everybody between youth sets. The popular Kostas Kastanis band will be back again to play traditional and modern Greek music throughout the weekend.


Event Contact Information:
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
1720 W. Garden Street
Pensacola FL

www.pensacolagreekfestival.com

October 16, 2017   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Rett Syndrome Training & Individual Student Planning
Description
Target Audience: Instructional Teams & Classroom Staff
The presenter will cover a variety of educational topics relevant to Rett Syndrome. The content will focus on learning characteristics, ecological inventories, collaborative teaming, communication systems, goals and objectives, and strategies for generalization of skills.

Learning Objectives
Participants should be able to:
1. Understand learning characteristics and their impact on learning
2. Describe the process for determining IEP goals for this population.
3. Describe the characteristics of collaborative teams


Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
5353 Parkside Dr
Jupiter FL

http://doepartnership.fmhi.usf.edu/trainings.html

October 16, 2017   12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Tai Chi-Community Group
Vickrey Resource Center has non-instructor classes Monday and Friday. Release some stress in this non-impact techniques (breathing, movement, awareness exercises and meditation). Cost is FREE. Ages: 18+.

Event Organizer
Vickrey Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Resource Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

October 16, 2017   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Boca Raton Adult Social Group
Adults with autism spectrum disorder ages 18 and older are welcome. Groups will meet at various community locations to discuss issues, problem solve, and form friendships. Locations will be determined prior to outing date. Any costs associated with participation in the outing are the responsibility of the adult participant, as well as transportation to and from the outing.

Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton FL
561-221-7298

Event Coordinator
Jacqueline Wood
jacquelinewood@fau.edu

October 17, 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

October 17, 2017   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

October 18, 2017   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

October 18, 2017   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Think Again: Coping with Lupus Fog Teleconference
Lupus: Ask the Experts is a series of live educational teleconferences and pre-recorded webcasts on a variety of topics designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading lupus experts from the comfort and privacy of your home. Leading the teleconference is Pamela Thorpe, M.D. FACP. Dr. Thorpe is currently Medical Director of Pharmacovigilance. As many as half of all people with lupus describe feelings of confusion, fatigue, memory loss, and difficulty expressing their thoughts. This collection of symptoms is termed cognitive dysfunction. This event is free, but you must register online to participate. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
Lupus Foundation of America Florida Chapter

Event Contact Information:
Teleconference

561-279-8606
www.lupus.org/florida/events/entry/think-again-coping-with-lupus-fog-teleconference
info@lupusfl.org

October 19, 2017   2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time
 Grandparents and ASD
FAU CARD is excited to offer geared towards grandparents of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disabilities. This training will provide participants with a concise explanation of ASD, causes and early indicators, as well as discussion on dealing with challenging behaviors. Participants will also explore strategies to use in building relationships with their grandchildren as well as supporting their adult child. We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
500 NW California Blvd
Port St Lucie FL

grandparents-slc.eventbrite.com

Event Coordinator
Cathy Allore
callore@fau.edu

October 19, 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

October 19, 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

October 20, 2017   8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Missing Link: Giving Voice to Families in TReatment"
About the Presentation:




Join us as a parent activist and clinician join together to discuss the significance of inclusion of families during higher level of care treatment. This presentation will expand attendees' understanding of the magnitude of struggles that parents, in particular, experience during the process of attempting to secure entry to higher level of care treatment. Through case examples, the presenters will highlight specific interventions that were successful to break down barriers to treatment entry. Additionally, specific clinical focus will be on the use of motivational interviewing as a technique for the client as well as family members as an indicator of positive entry to treatment. Finally, the presentation will include the personal disclosures of the presenters' time working together while in higher level of care treatment that aided in positive treatment outcome.


Event Organizer
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness

Event Contact Information:
1901 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach FL

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com

October 20, 2017   12:00 PM - 5:30 PM Central Time
 Festa Italiana
Festa Italiana is a celebration of all things Italian, including food offerings for purchase like shrimp scampi, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna and tiramisu, Italian dancers and music. Raffle drawings and silent auction will also take place. Find out about your Italian heritage and purchase some fine Italian souvenirs. Plenty of parking. Proceeds benefit a number of local charities.

Event Organizer
Sons of Italy in America Buona Fortuna Lodge #2835

Event Contact Information:
Saint Joseph's Catholic Church
140 W. Government Street
Pensacola FL 32502


October 20, 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

October 20, 2017   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time
 WILD Pants Party
Join The Arc of Palm Beach County for the wildest event of the season. This year, we are bringing the party back to The Gardens Mall, Friday October 21, 2016! The WILD Pants Party is a fashion show filled with the best male business leaders, philanthropists, local celebrities and more in our community. Be there as our wonderful male models strut their stuff on the runway to support The Arc of Palm Beach County. This is one night you won't want to miss.

Tickets:
•General Admission: MAIN CABIN $75
(Includes limited access to the bar and entry into the event)
•VIP Tickets: BUSINESS SELECT $125
(Includes access to the VIP Lounge, open bar and bites)
•VIP Table: FIRST CLASS $750
(Admission for 6, Includes front row views, access to VIP Lounge, table side service, open bar and bites)


Event Organizer
The Arc of Palm Beach County

Event Contact Information:
The Gardens Mall Grand Court
3101 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410
561-842-3213
arcpbc.org/component/eventbooking/public-events/special-events/the-wild-pants-party?Itemid=7

Event Coordinator
Brie Sidman
bsidman@arcpbc.org
Flyer
October 21, 2017   8:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's
Description:
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. This event is the world's largest to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. The walk is 3 miles, and all funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Donations are tax-deductible. Participates must register and every entered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100.00. Call or E-mail for more information.


Event Organizer
The Alzheimer's Association Central and North Florida Chapter

Event Contact Information:
Tuscawilla Park, North of Downtown Square
899 Northeast Sanchez Avenue
Ocala FL 34470
407-951-7992

Event Coordinator
Kasia Castro
kcastro@alz.org

October 21, 2017   8:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Walk To Defeat ALS
When you participate in The ALS Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS®, you support people living with ALS in our community and advance global ALS research aimed at finding treatments and a cure for the disease. More than just a 2-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS and to raise money for a cure. You can create a team of one -- you -- or get your friends and family together, and create a team to fundraise and get in some exercise at the same time! Minimum fundraising goal to participate as an individual is $250.00. Must register to participate in this event. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
ALS Association Florida Chapter

Event Contact Information:
Tropical Park
7900 SW 40 Street
Miami FL 33156
813-637-9000 Ext. 121

Event Coordinator
Carmen Stokes
cstokes@alsafl.org

October 21, 2017   8:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Walk To Defeat ALS
When you participate in The ALS Association’s Walk to Defeat ALS®, you support people living with ALS in our community and advance global ALS research and public policy initiatives aimed at finding treatments and a cure for the disease. The funds you raise have a direct impact in the lives of people affected by ALS and they are counting on you for help! Walk one mile with a team or start a team, or walk individually. Must register and donate to participate. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
ALS Association of Central Florida

Event Contact Information:
Centennial Field at Cascades Park
1001 South Gadsden Street
Tallahassee FL 32301
813-637-9000 Ext. 111
alsafl.org

Event Coordinator
Deborah Williams
dwilliams@alsafl.org

October 21, 2017   8:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. This event is the world's largest to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. The walk is three miles, and all funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Donations are tax-deductible. Participates must register and every entered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100.00. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
Alzheimer's Association Central and North Florida Chapter

Event Contact Information:
Depot Park
200 SE Depot Avenue
Gainesville FL 32601
904-281-9077
act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/FL-CentralandNorthFlorida?fr_id=10435&pg=entry

Event Coordinator
Amanda Garcia
amagarcia@alz.org

October 21, 2017   9:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Buddy Walk 2017
Bring family and friends, and join us for the October 2017 Buddy Walk! The Buddy Walk® was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Must register to participate; Registration cutoff is October 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Your donation to Manasota BUDS is much appreciated. Manasota BUDS (Bringing Up Down Syndrome) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides programs, services, and support to individuals with Down syndrome and their families in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
Manasota BUDS

Event Contact Information:
Hunsader Farms
5500 County Road 675
Bradenton FL 34211
941-907-0499

Event Coordinator
Kylee Barry
buddywalk@manasotabuds.org

October 21, 2017   12:00 PM - 5:30 PM Central Time
 Festa Italiana
Festa Italiana is a celebration of all things Italian, including food offerings for purchase like shrimp scampi, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna and tiramisu, Italian dancers and music. Raffle drawings and silent auction will also take place. Find out about your Italian heritage and purchase some fine Italian souvenirs. Plenty of parking. Proceeds benefit a number of local charities.

Event Organizer
Sons of Italy in America Buona Fortuna Lodge #2835

Event Contact Information:
Saint Joseph's Catholic Church
140 W. Government Street
Pensacola FL 32502


October 21, 2017   3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Central Time
 2017 Fall Festival
The Butler Elementary Fall Festival is back! Join us Saturday, Oct 21st from 3pm to 7pm for fun, games, and prizes! Kids, use your creativity and enter our homemade costume contest!

Ticket info coming soon! $10 wristband entry for kids. Adults free when accompanied by a child!


Event Organizer
Butler Elementary PTO

Event Contact Information:
Van R. Butler Elementary School
6694 W. County Hwy 30A
Santa Rosa FL 32459

www.vrbpto.org/2017-fall-festival/

October 24, 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

October 25, 2017   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 Joyful Learning: Using active & collaborative structures to differentiate instruction
Joyful Learning: Using active & collaborative structures to differentiate instruction

Training Description:

Too often a “one-size-fits-all” approach is used to design lessons, leaving some learners struggling to participate and leaving teachers feeling that they have not reached all of their students. In this interactive session, participants will apply principles of differentiation by exploring a number of collaborative, active, and brain-compatible learning techniques aimed at engaging students and making learning joyful. The session is appropriate for teachers in K-12 classrooms and is structured for participants to experience these active techniques through demonstration.


Event Organizer
FAU CARD

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

Event Coordinator
Mercedes Pagano
paganom@fau.edu

October 26, 2017   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 Joyful Learning Using Active & Collaborative Structures To Differentiate Instruction
Joyful Learning: Using active & collaborative structures to differentiate instruction

Training Description:
Too often a “one-size-fits-all” approach is used to design lessons, leaving some learners struggling to participate and leaving teachers feeling that they have not reached all of their students. In this interactive session, participants will apply principles of differentiation by exploring a number of collaborative, active, and brain-compatible learning techniques aimed at engaging students and making learning joyful. The session is appropriate for teachers in K-12 classrooms and is structured for participants to experience these active techniques through demonstration.


Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
5353 Parkside Dr
Jupiter FL

paulakluth.eventbrite.com

October 26, 2017   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 2017 White Cane Awareness & Pedestrian Safety Activity
This annual event brings awareness to the community about the dangers individuals with visual impairments, physical impairments, and sensory deficits face on a daily basis as pedestrians in Daytona Beach, and surrounding areas, attempt to navigate crossing our extremely busy streets. This year's event will take place at the intersection of Beville Road & Nova Road. Participants will include, but not be limited to the following: Halifax Council of the Blind; The Greater Daytona Beach Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind; Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Conklin Center for the Blind; Agency for Persons with Disabilities; Lion's Club; Representatives from Daytona Beach and Volusia County Government; and Representatives from Law Enforcement. We encourage participants of all ages to join us. Helping to educate our community about pedestrian safety could save a life, or prevent a severe disabling injury. Please join us on Thursday, October 26th.

Event Organizer
White Cane Awareness Committee & Daytona Beach Mayor's Alliance for Persons with Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
Intersections at the corner of Beville Road & Nova Road
Daytona Beach FL 32114
(386) 212-4347

Event Coordinator
Charles "Randy" Randall
drumstix1960@gmail.com

October 26, 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

October 27, 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


October 27, 2017   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Time
 Tai Chi-Community Group
Vickrey Resource Center has non-instructor classes Monday and Friday. Release some stress in this non-impact techniques (breathing, movement, awareness exercises and meditation). Cost is FREE. Ages: 18+.

Event Organizer
Vickrey Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Resource Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

October 27, 2017   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Enhancing Engagement in Science
Description




Participants are exploring ways to engage students in the content area of Science. Various strategies will be discussed and sample experiments will be experienced.

***This training is for all teachers and parents who homeschool.***


Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
500 NW California Blvd
Port St. Lucie

science-slc.eventbrite.com

Event Coordinator
Cathy Allore
callore@fau.edu

October 27, 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

October 27, 2017   4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Central Time
 Trunk or Treat
Staff at Cobb Resource Center decorate the trunks of their cars and hand out candy to after school participants who dress up in their Halloween costumes. Cost: Free!

Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
E S Cobb Resource Center
601 E. Mallory Street
Pensacola FL 32503
850-436-5192

October 28, 2017   7:30 AM - : Eastern Time
 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. Each event is a noncompetitive 3 to 5 mile walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer. The events raise money to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it's most treatable. From the opening ceremony to the post-walk entertainment, a Making Strides event is a celebration of survivors and opportunity to remember loved-ones lost. It's a day that shouldn't be missed and won't be forgotten. Must register for this event. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
American Cancer Society Tampa Bay Chapter

Event Contact Information:
Amalie Arena
401 Channelside Drive
Tampa FL
813-319-5922

Event Coordinator
Mallory McLean
HillsboroughFLStrides@cancer.org

October 28, 2017   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 Sea No Limits Fishing Clinic
A completely free event offered to all citizens with physical or intellectual disabilities requiring supervised care. This free event includes: a fishing rod and reel to keep and t-shirt. Strictly limited to the first 250 applicants (applicant may be accompanied by additional family members/guardians/care takers).

Grilled lunch w/beverages, child id program (optional), fish identification booklets, fishing education & hands-on instruction, Cat Country 98.7 FM "Cat" Mascot, Escambia Search & Rescue Demonstration.


Event Contact Information:
Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL 32502
850-341-5036
www.SeaNoLimits.com

October 28, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Buddy Walk October 28 Tallahassee
We welcome your family to join in the fun! Activities are free and open to the public.

The festival begins at 9 am and at approximately 11 am, children and adults with Down syndrome, along with their families, friends and hundreds of supporters will take part in the one-mile advocacy walk demonstrating their support of the acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome.


Event Organizer
Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee (DSAT)

Event Contact Information:
Southwood Town Center
3750 Grove Park Drive
Tallahassee FL 32311


October 28, 2017   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 4th Annual Fraternal Order of Police Volusia Co. Lodge 40 Waste Pro Pull
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 40 - Volusia County is proud to sponsor WASTE PRO PULL to benefit Special Olympics of Volusia County. 10 person teams to " pull " nearly 40,000 LBS for timed best distance. $200 entry fee per team due by Oct. 24, 2017. "Virtual Teams" allowed. Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams. INDIVIDUAL LIABILITY WAIVERS REQUIRED FOR EACH TEAM MEMBER. For more information contact F.O.P. Secretary, David O'Bryan at (901) 581-1025, or email DOBRYAN66@gmail.com. ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED.....Mail entry check made payable to "FOP Lodge 40 / Volusia" with name, phone number, email address of TEAM Contact Person to: David O'Bryan, Secretary FOP 40, 1204 Sabal Palm Drive, Edgewater, FL 32132 TEAMS CHECK-IN 8:00 am - 8:30 am at Home Depot - 2359 SR 44, New Smyrna Beach, FL on Saturday October 28, 2017. Event held from 9 am - 12 Noon. LET'S PULL TOGETHER FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS !!!

Event Organizer
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 40 & Special Olympics Volusia County

Event Contact Information:
Home Depot in New Smyrna Beach, Florida
2359 SR FL- 44
New Smyrna Beach FL 32168
901-581-1025

Event Coordinator
David O'Bryan - Secretary of FOP 40 - Volusia Co.
DOBRYAN66@gmail.com

October 28, 2017   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Children with Special Needs Family Resource
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and the Signature Grand are planning to host the 15th Annual Children with Special Needs Family Resource Fair and Fun Day. The event will be held at the Signature Grand. which is located.

Parents and healthcare professionals continue to comment positively about the event. In addition to the huge play area, we have an interactive performing area. Again, the Signature Grand is providing rooms for the event. There will be free snacks and drinks available to the participants.


Event Organizer
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital At Memorial

Event Contact Information:
6900 State Road 84
Davie FL
954-276-5293

Event Coordinator
Tonya Fox Shaw
TShaw@mhs.net

October 28, 2017   3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Open House Band Jam
The Rio Carrabelle Arts Center will host an Open House Band Jam. A number of popular local musicians will be playing all afternoon culminating in a jam session. This performance will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and enjoy these musicians playing together...Free hot dogs and hamburgers will be on the grill...bring your own beverage or enjoy one of ours! $5 donation to cover expenses.

Event Organizer
Rio Carrabelle

Event Contact Information:
The Rio Carrebelle Arts Center
Corner Hwy 98 & Hwy 67
Tallahassee FL 32322
850-307-0098
www.caribbeanraftrentals.com/events
rob@caribbeanraftrentals.com

October 28, 2017   3:30 PM - 7:15 PM Central Time
 An Enchanted Halloween
Details
*****RESERVATION ONLY EVENT***** Limited tickets $10 per child

Come Meet, Greet, and Trick-or-Treat with our characters as they hand out candy, sign autographs, and pose for pictures! We will have a craft table set up as well! There will be five characters in attendance, and these will include superheroes. (WE WILL ANNOUNCE WHICH CHARACTERS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE SOON!) Surely an event you won’t want to miss!

By RESERVATION ONLY! No tickets sales the day of. Tickets can be purchased here http://www.enchantedpartiesfl.com/reserve
****Be sure to select the correct time slot when purchasing ****
TICKET SALES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

We will send a confirmation email the week of the event to everyone who has purchas...ed tickets. The name you used to purchase will be on a list to check-in upon arrival .


Event Organizer
Young Philosophers Society and Enchanted Parties, LLC.

Event Contact Information:
300 Mary Esther Blvd., Suite 65
Mary Esther FL

www.enchantedpartiesfl.com/reserve

October 28, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Wahooloween - October 28
Timeline for Wahooloween
5:30 p.m. –Packet Pickup for the BooDash 0.5k will open
6:00 p.m. – Wahooloween Trick-or-Treat begins (concourse)
6:00 p.m. – Ghostbusters will begin
6:00 p.m. – BooDash 0.5k begins (Behind stadium)
6:15 p.m. – BooDash 0.5k Post Race Festival (on-field)
8:00 p.m. – Conclusion of all Wahooloween activities
8:00 p.m. – Fireworks

FREE Trick-or-treating on the concourse
FREE Ghostbusters Movie in stadium


Event Organizer
Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
351 W. Cedar Street
Pensacola FL 32502
850-934-8444
info@bluewahoos.com

October 29, 2017   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 The Feed the Need Brunch
Goodman JFS will host their first Annual Feed the Need event benefiting The Cupboard, our kosher food pantry. This inaugural event’s theme will be “IT’s All About the Jackmans” and will honor Steve & Michele Jackman. The Jackman’s have been a crucial part of the Cupboard’s launch.

Event Organizer
Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County

Event Contact Information:
6900 FL-84
Davie FL
954-370-2140
www.jfsbroward.org/eventposts/feed-the-need-brunch/
info@jfsbroward.org

October 29, 2017   2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Central Time
 An Enchanted Halloween
Details
*****RESERVATION ONLY EVENT***** Limited tickets $10 per child

Come Meet, Greet, and Trick-or-Treat with our characters as they hand out candy, sign autographs, and pose for pictures! We will have a craft table set up as well! There will be five characters in attendance, and these will include superheroes. (WE WILL ANNOUNCE WHICH CHARACTERS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE SOON!) Surely an event you won’t want to miss!

By RESERVATION ONLY! No tickets sales the day of. Tickets can be purchased here http://www.enchantedpartiesfl.com/reserve
****Be sure to select the correct time slot when purchasing ****
TICKET SALES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

We will send a confirmation email the week of the event to everyone who has purchas...ed tickets. The name you used to purchase will be on a list to check-in upon arrival .


Event Organizer
Young Philosophers Society and Enchanted Parties, LLC.

Event Contact Information:
300 Mary Esther Blvd., Suite 65
Mary Esther FL

www.enchantedpartiesfl.com/reserve

October 29, 2017   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 2nd Annual Chopped Junior Competition & Silent Auction
50 Youth ages 9-13 and 14-17 will compete in this Chopped Junior-style competition for a chance to be flown to NYC to audition with the executive producer and casting director of the Food Network's popular Chopped Junior TV show. REGISTER TODAY! SPOTS FILLING UP FAST!

Ticket prices: $100-VIP, $50-Adult General Admission, and $30-Youth 17&Under. Register and learn more at wholechildleon.org.


Event Organizer
Benefitting Whole Child Leon

Event Contact Information:
The Moon
1105 E. Lafayette Street
Tallahassee FL

wholechildleon.org
Flyer
October 30, 2017   12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Tai Chi-Community Group
Vickrey Resource Center has non-instructor classes Monday and Friday. Release some stress in this non-impact techniques (breathing, movement, awareness exercises and meditation). Cost is FREE. Ages: 18+.

Event Organizer
Vickrey Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Vickrey Resource Center
2130 Summit Blvd.
Pensacola FL
850-912-4056

October 31, 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

October 31, 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

October 31, 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 1, 2017   8:45 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Little Owls Early Intervention Initiative
FAU CARD's Little Owls Early Intervention Initiative is a 3- day parent training for parents and family members of children ages 2-5 years old with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or that are in the process of seeking a diagnosis of ASD.

The goal of the training is to help prepare families to be active participants in a child’s positive developmental growth.

Some of the topics covered are:
•Promoting communication and social engagement
•Selecting therapies, advocacy and understanding benefits
•A special emphasis is placed on safety and the child with ASD
•Because parents play a central role in the life of a child, parent support and self-care are important themes of the training



The training takes place at

The Els Center for Excellence



The class will start at 8:45 am and end at 1:30 pm on the following dates:

Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017

Nov. 8, 2017

Nov. 15, 2017

Each day will have new content


Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
18370 Limestone Creek Rd
Jupiter FL
561-245-1792
littleowlselsnov.eventbrite.com/

Event Coordinator
Wanda Baldwin

November 2, 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 2, 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

November 3, 2017   9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Lung Force Expo
LUNG FORCE Expo is designed for patients and healthcare professionals to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and other respiratory issues. Speakers from these fields will present current research on topics that have the greatest impact on those whose lives are touched by these conditions. Attend to get the most up-to-date information on these topics. Registration Fee: $10.00. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
The Lung Association in Florida

Event Contact Information:
Signature Grand
6900 State Road 84
Davie FL 33317
954-524-4931

Event Coordinator
Andrew Cuddihy
andrew.cuddihy@lung.org

November 3, 2017   10:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
 Lung Force Expo
The LUNG FORCE Expo is a program designed for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, COPD and asthma. Speakers from a variety of fields will present current medical information on topics that have the most impact on those whose lives are touched by these conditions, as well as provide up-to-date medical information for healthcare professionals to help support patients. Registration fee is $15.00, increases to $20.00 on October 20, 2017. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
American Lung Association in Florida

Event Contact Information:
Jacksonville Marriott
4670 Salisbury Road
Jacksonville FL 32256
904-520-7113

Event Coordinator
Kristal Bowen
kristal.bowen@lungse.org

November 3, 2017   11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Central Time
 Jazz for Justice
A true grassroots music festival from its inception, Jazz for Justice is one of LSNF’s biggest fundraising events, and thanks to the support of hundreds of local businesses, law firms and organizations throughout Pensacola and North Florida, Jazz for Justice promises to be one of the biggest events in our 20 year history – and this year everyone gets in FREE.

In 2017, Jazz for Justice will host two (2) stages of live music on Friday, November 3 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in downtown Pensacola featuring ten (10) national/regional artists along with dozens of local Pensacola musicians.


Event Organizer
Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.

Event Contact Information:
Legal Services of North Florida
1741 N. Palafox Street
Pensacola FL 32501-2138


November 3, 2017   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 "It's Harvest Time"
Bring a covered dish and canned good! Speaker and entertainment!

Event Organizer
Wallace Baptist Church

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


November 4, 2017   6:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Will we see you there?
WHAT YOUR SUPPORT MEANS

By participating in Miles for Smiles, you are supporting the medically fragile and technologically dependent infants, children, and young adults who rely on services provided at Broward Children's Center.

Your support enables BCC to save lives and improve the health and happiness of those we serve, through medical, educational, therapeutic, and recreational programming.


Event Organizer
Broward Children's Center

Event Contact Information:
NE 10th St
Pompano Beach FL

www.bcckids.org/events/milesforsmiles/
briannap@bcckids.org

November 4, 2017   7:00 AM - 2:30 PM Central Time
 Bay County Council on Aging Fall Festival
Join us on November 4th for the Panama City Fall Festival! There will be arts, crafts, and commercial vendors, food vendors, a silent auction and much more! For more information, call 850-769-3468.

Event Contact Information:
Bay County Council on Aging
1116 Frankford Avenue
Panama City FL
850-769-3468

November 4, 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
November 4, 2017   8:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. This event is the world's largest to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. The walk is 2.7 miles, and all funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Donations are tax-deductible. Participates must register and every entered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100.00. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
Alzheimer's Association Central and North Florida Chapter

Event Contact Information:
Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts - Jacksonville Riverwalk
300 Water Street
Jacksonville FL 32202
904-281-9077
act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/FL-CentralandNorthFlorida?fr_id=10436&pg=entry

Event Coordinator
Amanda Garcia
amagarcia@alz.org

November 4, 2017   9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 Transition Conference
In regards to the “Transition conference for special needs families: Fostering Functional Futures”, it is scheduled on November 4th of 2017 in The International Hotel at Doral. Miami, Fl. The conference will be an exciting opportunity for families to learn about planning for ongoing transitions their loved ones will experience as they grow up, and the services provided in the community. We Coach Foundation is hosting and organizing this event, making it free of charge for the families in the community.

Event Organizer
We Coach Foundation

Event Contact Information:
2505 NW 87 Ave
Doral FL 33172
786-350-8327
www.wecoachfoundation.com

Event Coordinator
Alicia Morgado
Aliciamorgado@wecoachfoundation.com

November 4, 2017   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 College Connecting Conference
9 - 11 a.m. Dr. Stephen Shore
Competencies and Skills Needed to be Successful in College
Dr. Stephen Shore, nonverbal until four and diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies”, was “too sick” for outpatient treatment and recommended for
institutionalization. With support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, he is now a professor at Adelphi University. His research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of individuals with autism. Dr. Shore is internationally renowned for presentations, consultations and writings on lifespan issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure. His recent book, College for Students with Disabilities, combines personal stories and research for promoting success in higher education.


Event Organizer
FAU CARD

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

Event Coordinator
Mercedes Pagano
paganom@fau.edu

November 4, 2017   4:00 PM - : Eastern Time
 Lupus Foundation of Florida's Life without Lupus Walk Tampa Bay 2017
The Lupus Foundation of Florida is patient driven lupus organization working tirelessly to provide patients and families education and support while we work for a cure, and we welcome your participation for the 10th Annual Lupus Florida Walk. Registration and check in: 4:00 p.m., followed by the Walk and awards ceremony. There are no fees for individual walkers, as well as no fees to join a team, but a donation in any amount & registration is required. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
The Lupus Foundation of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Crescent Lake Park
1320 Fifth Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704
727-447-7075
info@lupusflorida.org

November 4, 2017   5:30 PM - : Eastern Time
 2017 Walk to End Lupus Now Miami
Join us for the 2017 Walk to End Lupus Now. When you take part in a Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now, you experience firsthand the power of the movement to end lupus. Join us in Miami to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact. The Walk is 1.2 miles with the option to shorten the route to suit your needs and abilities Must register to participate. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
Lupus Foundation of America Florida Chapter

Event Contact Information:
Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami FL 33125
561-279-8606
lupusfl.org

Event Coordinator
Devin Brown
dbrown@lupusfl.org

November 5, 2017   9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 13th Annual HUGS of Florida Family Fun Day
Commemorative walk and picnic for the whole family.

Early Bird Registration ends September 1 ($6.00)
Advance Registration: September 2 - October 21 ($10.00)
Late Registration: October 22 - November 3 ($15.00)

We support families affected by Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Hydrocephalus and other related Neurological conditions. We are located in the Tampa Bay Area in West Central Florida. HUGS of Florida, Inc. was formed for charitable and educational purposes to connect, support, educate and advocate with individuals and families affected by these conditions.


Event Organizer
HUGS of Florida, Inc.

Event Contact Information:
101 Central Park Drive
Largo FL 33771
727-851-6705
www.hugs2017.eventbrite.com

Event Coordinator
Paula Keyser
hugsflorida@gmail.com

November 6, 2017   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Social Security -- Not for Retirement Only
Learn about the Social Security benefits that are available for individuals with disabilities, such as Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), how to qualify for benefits, the application/interview process, and what the requirements are in order to continue collecting benefits.

The seminar is free and open to the community and is sponsored by 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

November 7, 2017   9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time
 Promoting the Self-Determination of Students with Autism Across the Life Course
Research has established that promoting the self-determination of youth with disabilities, including youth with autism spectrum disorder, has benefits for both school and adult outcomes. This day-long session will introduce and provide an overview self-determination and its application in the education of students with ASD, examine factors contributing to the need to promote self-determination, and overview the research for its importance. The development of self-determination across the life course will be discussed, and evidence-based practices to assess and promote self-determination will be overviewed, including efforts to promote students with ASD in educational and transition planning.

Event Organizer
FAU CARD

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

Event Coordinator
Mercedes Pagano
paganom@fau.edu

November 7, 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 7, 2017   5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 Challenger BASKETBALL
Let's play ball. Each week the team will warm up, do practice drills, and play a scrimmage game. Participants will develop new skills while learning the rules about basketball. LOCATION: Nova Community Center TIME: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Tuesdays DATES: Nov. 7 - Dec. 19 AGES: 7 yrs. - adults COST: $26
for Ormond residents / $39 for non-residents. MUST REGISTER BEFORE Program BEGINS [Leisure Service Registration Office, 399 N. US Highway 1 in Ormond], OR online at www.ormondbeach.org


Event Organizer
City of Ormond Beach Leisure Services Dept. - Special populations Division

Event Contact Information:
Nova Community Center
440 N. Nova Road
Ormond Beach FL 32174
386-676-3252
www.ormondbeach.org

Event Coordinator
Lori Koplin
Lori.koplin@ormondbeach.org

November 9, 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 9, 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

November 11, 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

November 11, 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

November 11, 2017   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Central Florida Access Life Expo
Expos are FREE events and feature boat rides, bank fishing, archery, kayaking, animals, art, crafts, games, food and more. Create for persons with disabilities and their families!

Event Organizer
Access-life

Event Contact Information:
PO Box 99
Altoona FL 32702
214-893-9056
access-life.com/cfl/

Event Coordinator
Doug and Leanne Goddard
doug@access-life.org

November 11, 2017   6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Eastern Time
 Turquoise Tango Affair
Join us for an unforgettable night of fun! Turquoise Tango Affair ball includes gourmet plated dinner, silent auctions, celebrity and professional tango dance competition with dancers from Dance Excellence. Individual Ticket: $150.00,
young professional ticket: $75 (limited amount, 35 and under.) Reservations required. Call or E-mail for more in information.


Event Organizer
American Lung Association Florida Chapter

Event Contact Information:
TPepin’s Hospitality Centre
4121 North 50th Street
Tampa FL 33610
813-712-2307
TampaBayEvents@Lung.org

November 14, 2017   9:00 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.

St. Lucie School District Office/FDLR’s Lab

AGENCY SPOTLIGHT
Indian River State College
Elizabeth Costello


Event Organizer
The Treasure Coast Interagency Transition Council (TCITC)

Event Contact Information:
4204 Okeechobee Rd.
Ft. Pierce FL
772-564-6068
tcitc.weebly.com

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

November 14, 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

November 14, 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
milory.senat@apdcares.org

November 14, 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 14, 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

November 15, 2017   7:30 AM - : Central Time
 Bay County Audubon Bird Walk
Enjoy a leisurely morning walk around the trails of the Panama City Beach Conservation Park, Griffin Blvd, Panama City Beach, guided by the Bay County Audubon. Binoculars are available for these free events. Events are April 1st, Sept 23rd, and Nov 15th. For more information, call 850-258-4413.

Event Organizer
PCB Parks & Recreation Department

Event Contact Information:
Panama City Beach Conservation Park
Griffin Blvd.
Panama City Beach FL 32413
850-233-5045

November 15, 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

November 16, 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 16, 2017   5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Eastern Time
 Boca Raton iRISE2 Mentor Orientation
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.

Mentor Requirements:

•Must be at least 21 years of age or older


•Open to maintaining a 1-year mentoring relationship


•Minimum of 4-6 hours a month based on your availability


•Valid Driver’s License and Auto Insurance


•Successfully complete Volunteer Background Screening


Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton FL

irise2mentororientationboca.eventbrite.com

November 17, 2017   8:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Housing Solutions Summit
• Speakers
• Panel Discussions
• Seminars
• Workshops
• Community Conversations
• and More!

Parents of adults with disabilities frequently ask, "Who will take care of my loved one, and where will they live when I’m gone?" This summit is designed to equip family members of such adults to respond to this multi-faceted question. To do this, we are also inviting agencies with residential and support services and housing providers from throughout Florida and the U.S. to share their expertise and experience. Attendees may range from those just learning what questions to ask to those who understand the gaps and want to collaborate with other parents and providers to piece together supportive housing solutions.


Event Organizer
Special Needs Advidory Coalition Palm Beach County

Event Contact Information:
18370 Limestone Creek Rd
Jupiter FL

www.snachousingsummit.org

November 17, 2017   9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time
 When Children With ASD are more than just picky eaters: Prevalence, Assessment and Treatment Consideration
Children across the developmental spectrum engage in varying levels of mild to severe food selectivity. However, children on the autism spectrum are five times more likely to engage in mealtime problem behaviors than their neurotypical peers. Often times presenting as more than just "picky eating," these problem behaviors have major implications for dietary outcomes of children on the autism spectrum and significantly impact their psychosocial functioning. Behavioral interventions currently have the strongest support in the research literature to decrease mealtime problem behaviors and increase adaptive feeding, however, not many behavior analysts have the specific knowledge and experience to safely address mealtime problem behaviors.

Event Organizer
FAU CARD

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

Event Coordinator
Mercedes Pagano
paganom@fau.edu

November 17, 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

November 18, 2017   1:30 AM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time
 HomeRun For Autism
Join us for a Family Fun Day: Home Run for Autism

We hope you will join us for our 3rd Home Run for Autism. FirstService Residential, John C. Cassidy, Florida Power & Light, Roger Dean Stadium & ESPN West Palm will host a charity softball game for Florida Atlantic University's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (FAU CARD). You will enjoy fun family activities, games, food, entertainment, giveaways and information from community organizations.

Sat., November 18 at the Roger Dean Stadium

•FirstService Residential vs. Florida Power & Light
•Winner vs. John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning

1:30 p.m. - Gates open
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Family Fun Day
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 1st Softball Game: FirstService Residential vs. FPL
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 2nd Softball Game: Winner for 1st Game vs John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning

We encourage online registration, but registration will be allowed on the day of the event.


Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
4751 Main Street
Jupiter FL
561-212-8058
homerunforautism2017.eventbrite.com/
paganom@fau.edu

November 18, 2017   8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Family Care Council Florida
The Family Care Councils are a group of Governor-appointed volunteers who advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The council’s primary functions are to:
• assist in providing information and outreach to self-advocates and families;
• review the effectiveness of the APD and make recommendations with respect to implementation;
• advise the APD administrators on the community and family support systems in their area; and
• meet and share information with other area FCCs.

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


Event Organizer
Pauline Lipps, FCCF Chairperson

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

Event Coordinator
Pauline Lipps
fccf@statewidefcc.onmicrosoft.com

November 18, 2017   8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Family Care Council Florida
The Family Care Councils are a group of Governor-appointed volunteers who advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The council’s primary functions are to:
• assist in providing information and outreach to self-advocates and families;
• review the effectiveness of the APD and make recommendations with respect to implementation;
• advise the APD administrators on the community and family support systems in their area; and
• meet and share information with other area FCCs.

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


Event Organizer
Pauline Lipps, FCCF Chairperson

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

Event Coordinator
Pauline Lipps
fccf@statewidefcc.onmicrosoft.com

November 20, 2017   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Boca Raton Adult Social Group
Adults with autism spectrum disorder ages 18 and older are welcome. Groups will meet at various community locations to discuss issues, problem solve, and form friendships. Locations will be determined prior to outing date. Any costs associated with participation in the outing are the responsibility of the adult participant, as well as transportation to and from the outing.

Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton FL
561-221-7298

Event Coordinator
Jacqueline Wood
jacquelinewood@fau.edu

November 21, 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 22, 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
November 23, 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 24, 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


November 24, 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

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   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   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   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 2, 2017   6:00 AM - 12:00 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


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 3, 2017   6:00 AM - 12:00 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


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 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 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 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   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 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 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 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 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

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