Family Cafe Conference 2012 Presentation
I was finally able to finish putting the video together of our presentation at the Family Café Conference. I broke it into 4 parts since it is rather lengthy. We had a wonderful experience and met some great people. They must be great if they were willing to listen to us for an hour:) Hailey did an amazing job and was incredibly poised in front of everyone. After watching the videos, anyone familiar with the movie Monster's Inc. will understand the joke regarding Hailey and Mike Wazowski. For those of you who do not know about the Family Cafe Conference, it is an annual event held in Orlando that brings together individuals with disabilities and their families with state agencies, non-profit organizations and other service providers, so families can network with each other, learn what services are available to them, and find out the best way to go about accessing those services.
Our presentation as it appeared in the program was:
Livy’s Hope: A Family’s Journey of Hope, Inspiration, and Love
Saturday, June 16
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Olivia Hope Scheinman is a seven-year-old twin born with a brain malformation resulting in epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and severe learning disabilities. She was also blessed with an infectious smile and an incredibly strong will to live. Please join Olivia, her twin sister Hailey, and her parents to hear their inspirational story of how they have worked as a team to overcome the difficulties of living with a child with disabilities, and their journey through their new “normal.” Together they have weathered many obstacles and have stayed positive in order to make a difference in the lives of others.
Since we really enjoyed the conference we hope to continue presenting throughout the year in order to share our story and to inspire people of all ages. The next presentation we have scheduled is at the Clearwater Countryside Library on November 10th. Hope to see some of you there.
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