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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
Email gcarey@fau.edu
Phone 561-799-8348
Website http://www.coe.fau.edu/academicdepartments/ese/aci/

FAU Academy for Community Inclusion is a certificate program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have graduated from high school with a standard diploma, a G.E.D., an Optional Diploma, or a Certificate of Attendance. 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.

General
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: 23
Requirements
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: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 75%
Retention rate: 0%
Cost
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

Academic
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.

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
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 50%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
We offer the following specialized credentials:

no

Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: 75%
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: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:28