The FIU Embrace Initiative
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world”
— Mahatma Gandhi
FIU Embrace is a university-wide initiative that promotes health, wellness, and overall functioning for adults with developmental disabilities, such as: autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disabilities (ID), and other neurodevelopmental disorders (OND). FIU Embrace seeks to help these persons lead healthy lives and maximize individual potential across their lifespan.
Utilizing a person-focused, household-centric approach, and recognizing that people with developmental disabilities deserve to be treated as individuals with personal patterns of talents and challenges; through education and dissemination, services, and research opportunities, the University strives to positively impact the lives of individuals affected by developmental disabilities, their families, and learners.