Feria de Recursos para Familias

Los invitamos a que se una a nosotros para un dia lleno de apoyo y recursos comunitarios


Family Network on Disabilities Organization Overview & Website Review

Learn how Family Network on Disabilities (FND) can support both families and professionals when working with a child with any disability. Services include peer support, training, education, materials dissemination, resource linkage, and advocacy.

FND has been supporting families and youth (age 26 and younger) with disabilities since 1985. Operating throughout the state of Florida, FND provides information, resources, support, and trainings to families, caregivers, youth, providers, and school districts across the state of Florida.

This presentation is a collaboration between FND and The Florida Center Training Institute.

Registration link:


The Developmental Center’s Fall Fest for Early Steps Families

Rain or shine, come and have a good time!

Early Steps Central Florida Fall Festival

Come and stop by the PEN table for resources!

Family STAR Talks with the Expert

Children’s eye care needs are different from those of adults. Early diagnosis and treatment of childhood eye diseases and disorders significantly impact your child’s physical, emotional, and social development. Children with certain medical conditions such as intellectual disabilities, developmental delay, Down syndrome, neurofibromatosis, prematurity, or behavioral issues benefit significantly from a comprehensive eye examination by a pediatric ophthalmologist. Join us for a conversation with a pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Cristina Fernandez, to discuss these issues and share resources.

Individual Healthcare Plans Plans for IEP & 504

Join Parent Training Coordinator Luz Oquendo as we discuss Individual Healthcare plans for IEPs and 504 plans. This presentation will identify what these documents are and what information should be included in them and will review sample options. For additional resources, click on the link below.





Konferans Tranzisyon pou Jen – Youth Transition Conference

Konferans Tranzisyon pou jen – Youth Transition Conference

Yon fanmiy ki gin yon pitit ou byen yon elev ki gin yon andikap ou yon konsidsyon ap benefisye de konferans sa! Jwen ak nou pou nou ka pale ak 3 jen ki, malgre andikap yo, fe gran efo pou yo ka trase yon chemin pou reyisit pa yo.

Nou gen 3 jen ki pral pale avek nou sou cheminman pa yo etan ke yo afekte pa andikap visib e envisib. Nap gen opotinite pou nou tande istwa yo, e pose keksyon.

Planifikasyon tranzisyon se yon pwosesis kontinyèl ki kòmanse nan laj 12 ans pou prepare elèv ki gen andikap pou lavi apre lekòl segondè. Li mande pou planifikasyon, devlopman konpetans, ak yon rezo sipò. Konferans sa ap touche suje sa yo ak anpil lot bagay…

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/271695375683368?ref=newsfeed

How to Choose an Adult Healthcare Provider and Make My Own Doctor Appointments

Workshop Summary

As youth transition from pediatric to adult healthcare services, they must understand the differences they will encounter. This presentation will help youth become familiar with engaging with adult providers and how the adult healthcare system works. This presentation will also help youth learn how to prepare for an appointment, what to take to the appointment, and what to expect at the appointment.

Join us on Facebook Live on 7/19 7:30 pm






Best Practices for Inclusion

Jeanne Petit, our parent training coordinator will present this workshop:

This presentation will explore inclusive education, including the definition, key components, and evidence-based planning and instructional practices to promote meaningful access to a general education classroom” with “meaningful access to the least restrictive environment and peer relationships and support in inclusive classrooms.

This event will be presented LIVE on our Facebook FND PEN page: https://www.facebook.com/events/103272356072604?ref=newsfeed

Making Connections



Offered in collaboration with Children’s Services Council of Broward County, Family Network on Disabilities, YMCA of South Florida and JAFCO.

For more info contact Marissa Aquino, MS

Research & Evaluation Manager, Children’s Services Council of Broward County

954-377-1667 • maquino@cscbroward.org


Join Soren Richardson and the DSACF monthly webinar.
This month’s guest speaker is Elizabeth Watson, Supported Employment/Community Affairs Liaison.
In this webinar, we will discuss the following:
– The application process for APD
– Services & Waitlist
– Supported Employment
– and much more
APD works with local organizations and private providers to support people with developmental disabilities and their families in living, learning, and working in their communities.
APD identifies the service needs of people with developmental disabilities, and those individuals may receive social, medical, behavioral, residential, and/or therapeutic services.
Elizabeth Watson has been in various roles with the APD for the past 17 years. She started as the Administrative Assistant working with the waiver unit, transferring files, and working with Support Coordinators. About five years ago she became the Supported Employment/Community Affairs Liaison in the Central Region. She is the liaison between families and providers. She also attends many community events informing families of the services available from the agency.