What is FIU Embrace?

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). It seeks to help these persons lead healthy lives and maximize their individual potential across their lifespan.

FIU Embrace utilizes a person-focused, household-centric approach, 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, we strive to positively impact the lives of individuals affected by developmental disabilities, their families, and learners. FIU Embrace is a part of the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED), and is an initiative consistent with the University’s vision for inclusion and embracing the diversity of our Miami community.

Our Services

  • FIU Embrace - MEDICAL

    A comprehensive, integrated care model that includes primary care, gynecology, behavioral health services, and more. Learn More >

  • FIU Embrace - LAW

    Provides direct legal services that protect individual autonomy and access to services of low-income adults with disabilities. Learn More >

  • FIU Embrace - LIFE

    A comprehensive, post-secondary program and support system that focuses on academics, social activities, employment, and independent living. Learn More >

  • FIU Embrace - PLUS

    A  two-year program designed to develop well-rounded and self-sufficient young adults who are marketable for competitive, integrated, and paid employment. Learn More >

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