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FAU Academy for Community Inclusion

FAU Academy for Community Inclusion
Florida Atlantic University
FAU Academy for Community Inclusion
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
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Program Contact Gwendolyn Carey
Phone 561-799-8348

FAU Academy for Community Inclusion is a certificate program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have completed high school. The ideal Academy student has completed high school and still want to learn more. The Academy provides students a chance to advance their skills on a university campus with same age peers in inclusive settings. Students in the Academy will have the opportunity to take classes to improve employment skills, community access skills, and independent living skills.

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 27
Deadline to apply to this program: June 1st each year
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18+
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 75%
Retention rate: 0%
Cost of the program: Students pay undergraduate tuition based on credit hours.
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
Scholarships available:

Florida College Students with Unique Abilities Scholarship

Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

The prerequisite and capstone classes for each certificate track has been specially designed to meet the needs of students in the program. All other classes are open to any student.

Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Supported Community Employment Certificate, Supported Community Access Certificate, Supported Community Living Certificate
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 50%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 100%
We offer the following specialized credentials:


Housing is provided to students: No
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Between half and 75% of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Students in the FAU Academy for Community Inclusion have access to and are encouraged to participate in clubs, activities, and special events that they find of interest. Many students have participated in new student orientation, book club, newspaper club, and the literary magazine. Students also enjoy many special events such as the spring formal, faculty/student sporting events, and sailing day.

Last updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 12:39