Family Forum

August Family Forum Focuses on Hurricane Preparedness & Personal Safety

Next Family Forum:

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Naples Therapeutic Riding Center’s Community Room

  • Make sure you know how to be prepared in advance of a hurricane warning by having the right supplies and evacuation plan in place.
  • Learn about signing up for Collier County’s Special Needs shelters and what to expect if you need to use one.
  • Find out about other personal safety measures that can also be useful year-round, such as Collier County’s Smart911 program.
  • Learn about the city of Naples’ new Emergency Operations Center and how it will function in the event of a hurricane.

Panelists include:

Lauren Bonica, Collier County Emergency Management’s Special Needs Program

Cpl. James Klewicki, Collier County Sheriff’s Office

Corey Adamski, Battalion Chief-Fire Marshal, Naples Fire-Rescue Department

Please RSVP by emailing or by calling (239)594-9007. Light refreshments will be served.


About STARability Family Forums:

At STARability Foundation, we’re a family bound together by having someone very special to us with a developmental disability. Families started the organization more than 30 years ago to support one another and create opportunities for their loved ones. In continuing that tradition, we invite you to participate in our quarterly FAMILY FORUM, featuring engaging presentations, open discussion, and valuable takeaways.

Each forum will feature different topics of interest involving different areas of community resources, information, and opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. These topics came about after an online survey of our members, families, and caregivers in May 2018.

Engaging presentations, with fun refreshments, will be followed by Q&A/networking sessions. Together, we’ll explore community resources, issues and pathways to enhance the quality of life.

Please send any ideas for future Family Forums to

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