Since 1998, The Annual Family Café has brought Floridians with all types of disabilities together for three days of information, training, and networking. With a great range of individual breakout sessions, a packed Exhibit Hall with dozens of vendors, and a series of special events including Keynote speakers and The Governors’ Summit on Disabilities, The
Our 2022 Adaptive Beach season will start on Sunday, May 15 2022 • 11am – 3pm SCF launched its “Adaptive Beach Days” program to provide access to the beach and ocean for disabled individuals, veterans, children with special needs, and the elderly. This program provides access to the beach using a platform of decks
As a part of the 14th annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York, ReelAbilities will hold its first ever Film and Television Accessibility Summit April 11-12. The summit will discuss accessibility as a creative asset at all phases, development through exhibition, and explore beyond the basics into progressive best practices. Industry leaders including Disabled creatives will
This panel aims to discuss in more depth some of the issues facing Deaf/disabled people in the criminal justice system as experienced by the protagonist in the feature length documentary film, Being Michelle. The panel brings together Deaf leaders and advocates as well as individuals who have experienced human rights abuses in the criminal justice system.
ADVOCACY DAY Making Change Thursday, Feb. 24th 1-4 pm EST Hear from leading members of congress, disability advocacy champions, and experts who will help you to better understand the obstacles to inclusion. Learn about promoting national legislation and implementing grassroots strategies that will help lift millions of people with disabilities out of poverty. Get the
Over the last year, FVH has prioritized addressing health equity issues. Focus groups have been an important tool in reaching Florida’s marginalized communities. In 2021, FVH hosted a series of 7 roundtables featuring over 50 disabled Floridians, their families, and caregivers. FVH then completed a thematic analysis to better understand the barriers to care that
USA | 23 MINUTES | 2022 DONYONI WORLD PREMIERE From "pizza face" to "Don Yoni", a Bolivian Jewish family living in Miami recounts the sacrifices and contradictions inherent in raising a son with tuberous sclerosis, a rare condition from which only his raw, uncanny works of art can provide solace. The world premiere of the
ISRAEL | 55 MINUTES | 2021 A REASON TO LIVE INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE After being severely injured in the Second Lebanon War leaving him unable to move and speak, Jonathan Levin didn’t want to live. It took him years until he was able to renew old relationships and create new ones, like the special bond with
CANADA | 53 MINUTES | 2021 JUST AS I AM US PREMIERE A little film with a great big heart, Evan Beloff’s (MJFF 2020’s A People’s Soundtrack) new documentary follows the lives of several members of the Shira Choir, comprised of an exceptional group of singers with special needs, and the choirmaster that unites them. In Just
Join us for a roundtable discussion and celebration of people with differing abilities. A virtual event in collaboration with the Miami Jewish Abilities Alliance, the Broward Jewish Abilities Alliance, the South Palm Beach Jewish Abilities Alliance and the Alpert JFS of Palm Beach.