The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (CoM) in collaboration with FIU Embrace, provides a comprehensive, integrated care model – FIU Embrace – Medical. FIU Embrace is a university-wide initiative that promotes health, wellness, and overall functioning for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disabilities (ID), and other neurodevelopmental disorders (OND).
FIU Embrace – Medical’s services includes primary care, gynecology, behavioral health services such as psychiatric care, as well as laboratory and other ancillary services to adults with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Our care philosophy is patient-focused, and recognizes that people with developmental disabilities deserve to be valued and treated as individuals with personal strengths and talents. Under the leadership of our medical director, Dr. Mavara Mirza-Agrawal, the faculty and treatment team brings years of expertise in understanding and treating the specific needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Together, FIU Embrace and the CoM seek to help persons with ASD, ID, and OND lead healthy lives and maximize their individual potential across their lifespan- embracing differences, nurturing talents.