The CAFE TA Center

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Join a Conversation about Intellectual and Developmental Disabilites and Mental Health Disabilities

The CAFÉ TA Center invites you to join a conversation that will explore the intersection of psychiatric disabilities and intellectual or developmental disabilities, including common experiences and priorities, and ways to develop a shared vision of person-centered systems of care. This conversation began with a webinar that was hosted on March 30. View the recording here! The webinar, Exploring an Important Intersection within The Systems of Care: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Disabilities, was hosted by Chioma Oruh, Ph.D., founder and principal consultant of Chi Bornfree. Dr. Oruh is a mental health disability self-advocate and advocates for family-centered …

A Focus on The National Supported Education Database Survey

The latest edition of CAFE TAC’s Focus 2.0 newsletter is here! This time, we share some information on the ongoing National Supported Education Database survey that CAFE TAC is working on along with its partner national consumer and consumer-supporter TA centers. Not sure what supported education is or how it works? You can find a quick overview of this promising practice too! We also share an update on our efforts to connect employers and people with mental health conditions, and share a survey where you can let us know about your employment experiences and needs. Finally, our “Capacity Corner” column …

The National Supported Education Database Survey

CAFE TAC and its fellow national consumer and consumer-supporter TA centers are working together to create a database of supported education programs, and we’re asking for your help! Do you operate a program that provides dedicated supported education services for individuals with psychiatric disabilities/mental illness? Please complete our survey at Do you know of a college, university, or stand-alone program that supports the educational goals of youth/adults with psychiatric disabilities/mental health challenges? Please share information about this survey with them! Find a flyer with info about the survey here: What’s “Supported Education”? Supported education is an approach designed to …

About The CAFE TA Center

The CAFÉ TA Center is a program of The Family Café, a cross-disability organization that has been connecting individuals with information, training and resources since 1998. The Center is supported by SAMHSA to operate one of its five national technical assistance centers; providing technical assistance, training, and resources that facilitate the restructuring of the mental health system through effective consumer directed approaches for adults with serious mental illnesses across the country.

We Exist to Help You

The CAFÉ TA Center is committed to providing quality training to consumers and advocates throughout the country. Consumers in the community need the right knowledge and tools to effectively organize, speak for themselves, and thrive in their daily lives. Thanks to the technology available, it has become relatively easy to connect with consumers and advocates and share resources without having to ask people to interrupt their daily routines by traveling to attend training.

Check Our Resource Bank

The CAFÉ TA Center is committed to connecting consumers, advocates and organizations with information and resources that can make a real difference for them, regardless of where they come from. That’s why we have created this section, to house those resources that partners, experts, peers and advocates and developed and chosen to share with others. We truly believe that our advocacy and capacity can be greatly enhanced by working together, not only across states and SAMHSA programs, but also across the entire spectrum of healthcare and human services advocacy.

820 East Park Ave. Suite F-100. Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone: 850/224-4670

Toll Free: 855/CAFE-TAC (223-3822)

Fax: 850/224-4674