Family impacted by autism funds program to develop leaders, research in caring for developmentally disabled adults

Local doctors Jeffrey Simmons and Yolangel Hernandez Suarez have made a $2 million gift to FIU to establish the Simmons+Hernandez Suarez Fellowship Program at FIU Embrace. The fellowship will support professionals who take an interdisciplinary approach to solving the complex and multi-faceted issues facing adults with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. One and two-year fellowships […]

Young adults with developmental disabilities bond with FIU peers over computers

A group of 11 students huddled in the Hardware Lab at Modesto A. Maidique Campus’ (MMC) Tech Station recently. They took computers apart, learned to code and worked on websites. But these aren’t ordinary students — they’re exceptional. The students are part of the Marino Campus, a 10-month post-secondary educational program to help young adults with autism […]