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Florida Atlantic University
Academy for Community Inclusion

Access limited to local school district:

  • No

Age Range:

  • 18+

Program Length:

  • Varies; individualized

Students attend/audit classes with students without disabilities:

  • Yes

Internships / Employment:

  • Yes

Types of disabilities are included in this program:

  • Students must have a diagnosis of a developmental disability

Accepts special diploma, or other non-standard diploma:

  • Yes

Accommodations available:

  • Yes

Student Housing:

  • Residential component for on-campus housing will be developed for in Years 2 and 3

Students will be issued a college ID with access to all college events:

  • Yes

Certificate options available:

  • There are three certificate options available to students: 1. Supported Employment 20 credits; 2. Supported Community Living 20 credits; 3. Supported Community Access 20 credits Students may select any or all certificate tracks.

Application on website

FAU Academy for Community Inclusion

Project Coordinator: 
Dr. Mary Louise Duffy

(561) 799-8715

Principal Investigator: 
Dr. Michael Brady

Curriculum and Training Specialist: 
Gwen Carey, M.Ed.

The FAU Academy for Community Inclusion is a college program for high school graduates who have been diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program allows students to earn certificates in supported employment, supported community access, and supported community living. These certificates are offered in an inclusive college environment on the FAU Jupiter campus. The program allows students to participate in college activities, clubs, organizations, that are available to all FAU students.


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