IDEA mini conferences

Date: Feb 05, 2016

The School District of Hendry County, in collaboration with Parent Education Network (PEN), presents the following workshops for families.  Learn all about IDEA and your child's IEP - Individualized Education Plan.......


Orange County Public Schools PULSE Conference

Date: Jan 04, 2016



Sunday In The Park: An Afternoon Tea

Date: Jan 04, 2016

FVDD is delighted to announce that on Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 3 PM, JAFCO will be hosting a special ceremony at their new Children's Ability (respite & program) Center in Sunrise, FL to thank FVDD for our donation towards the construction of this wonderful Center. There is a butterfly garden at the Center named after FVDD.


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PULSE Information and Forms

Below please find the 2016 PULSE Conference applications and forms. Please feel free to disseminate them to agencies and individuals that you believe would gain from exposure and participation in the PULSE Conference. The listed topics on the Presentation Proposal Form are suggestions, so if you would like to present on something different, please submit your topic!

PULSE Conference 2015 Presentation

PULSE Conference Flyer

PULSE Sponsorship Information

PULSE Volunteer Form

PULSE Vendor Form

The registration site is almost ready, and the PULSE website is ready for review at


Make Some Pals, Knock Down Some Pins

The Special Populations Section of Broward County Parks and Recreation Division will offer Pins ’n’ Pals, a bowling program for teens and young adults with developmental disabilities, , ages 13 to 25,  from 4:40 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, at Strikers Family Sports Center in Sunrise. The fee is $5.50 for two games, which includes the use of bowling shoes if needed. Space is limited and preregistration is required. This is a weekly program, and consistent attendance is required. Participants should be able to follow basic instructions/directions and able to function in a group structure. Family member(s) or group home…


October News and Updates From FND

The Teal Pumpkin Project

Join FARE's Teal Pumpkin Project™ to help us create a safer, happier Halloween for all!.

Launched as a national campaign by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014, the Teal Pumpkin Project™ raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.

Last year, households from 50 states and 7 countries participated in the Teal Pumpkin Project™. This year, you can be part of an even bigger movement by joining 100,000 households pledging to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project™! Take the Pledge


The 18th Annual Family Cafe

The Family Cafe is now accepting presenter proposals for The 18th Annual Family Cafe, which will be held June 10-12, 2016 in Orlando. We would like to invite all qualified, knowledgeable individuals to submit proposals for breakout sessions at our signature event.

The Annual Family Cafe typically includes 160+ individual breakout sessions, addressing a wide range of disability-related topics, from information on specific disabilities, to financial management, youth issues, special education and assistive technology. (For a sampling of the sessions we have offered in the past, you can view programs from previous years…


Parent Camp

The U.S. Department of Education will host its first ParentCamp October 26, 2015. The ParentCamp will be held at the U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue S.W. in Washington D.C. ParentCamp participants will be brought together to talk about the things that matter most to them.

For more details about ParentCamp and to register, click here. The deadline for registration is August 31, 2015.

There is a limited on number of spaces.  Participants will be chosen through a lottery system. All chosen through the lottery will be notified by email.



FVDD Conference: Special Needs Trusts and Affordable Care Act

FVDD is sponsoring a conference tomorrow - Wed. Sept. 2 - 4 to 6 PM - at the Broward County Bar Association

The topic will be "Obamacare/Affordable Care Act & Special Needs Trusts." 

To register, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)