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Marino Campus

Marino Campus
Marino Campus
Marino Campus
400 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Program Contact Susan Morantes
Phone 954-530-5511

Marino Campus is a 10-month national industry certification program for teens and young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Class instruction combined with real-world work experiences prepare students to obtain industry-leading certifications in Computer Technology and Hospitality. To greater serve this population, a second Campus opened in 2016 at Florida International University in Miami. The Foundation’s mission of "empowering individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities” is fully realized through these first-of-their kind initiatives. The Marino Campus Certification Program, licensed by the Department of Education Commission for Independent Education, promotes employment opportunities for 18 to 30 year old adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Internships with employer partners and job coaching and placement allow participants to acquire and retain permanent employment. Upon completion of the program, participants had an employment outcome of more than 65% in contrast to the 13% national average for this population. Based on the long-term economic forecast for growth industries in the region, the program focuses on Hospitality and Computer Technology, industries which serve as a strong employment base for our client population. Coursework and a hands-on curriculum prepare individuals for certifications in Computer Technology from Microsoft and CompTIA and Hospitality certifications from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute. Other courses offered include sales and marketing, employability and social strategies, financial literacy, and independent living.

Public or private: Private
Type of school:

a campus for postsecondary education and training, not an accredited institute of higher education

Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 1 year
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Students do not take typical college courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Last updated: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:28