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FIU joins forces with BIS, global provider of services for individuals with disabilities

Miami, FL (Apr. 26, 2018) ­- Florida International University is partnering with Israel’s leading developer and provider of innovative therapies and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities, to further advance state-of-the-art solutions and the collaborative exchange of research and education. Representatives from Beit Issie Shapiro (BIS), a non-profit organization based in Ra’anana, Israel, […]

Qualified yet unemployed. The plight of adults with intellectual disabilities.

Employment Conference to show how many companies are leveraging ‘The Overlooked Workforce’, March 12, FIU The American unemployment rate is at record low levels. That is, except for adults with intellectual disabilities. As a group, this population faces staggering unemployment, varying from 60 percent to almost 90 percent. Another 500,000 young adults with autism are […]

A comprehensive health care program for adults with autism

Written by a Contributing Writer of FIU News April 21st, 2014 Autism doesn’t just affect children. Children with autism grow up to be adults with autism and sometimes specialized attention can make a big difference. FIU Health is launching FIU Embrace, a comprehensive and integrated clinical and training program dedicated to providing medical and behavioral […]

Legal-needs assessment day to launch for adults with developmental disabilities, October 29th

FIU Embrace has teamed with FIU’s College of Law to provide legal advise to families caring for and individuals with autism and other development disabilities Article contributed by: Jane Schreier Jones  Recently, a mother and primary caregiver learned the hard way that once a person with developmental disabilities becomes an adult, helping them get the […]

Dan Marino Foundation and FIU launch center to provide educational opportunities to young adults with autism

WHAT: The Dan Marino Foundation (DMF) and FIU EMBRACE are teaming up to provide educational opportunities to young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. DMF and FIU will officially launch The Dan Marino Foundation in Miami, located on FIU’s MMC campus, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.   For more than 25 years, DMF has worked […]

Students with Autism to get Complete College Experience Through FIU/Dan Marino Program

Parenting is never easy. But for those with children who have cognitive disabilities, parenting comes with an entirely different set of challenges. “We struggle,” said Nicole Attong, director of operations at FIU Embrace, a program developed by FIU’s medical school to help people with autism. Attong has a daughter who is developmentally and visually impaired. […]