Career Development

FIU Embrace to provide training opportunities

FIU Embrace is a university-wide initiative that promotes health, wellness and strives to improve the overall functioning of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disabilities (ID), and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders (OND). Through research, educational opportunities, and services FIU Embrace strives to positively impact the lives of affected individuals, their families and student learners.

On Tuesday July 19, 2016, FIU Embrace and the Family Care Council will be hosting two sessions about the ABLE Act presented by ABLE United. 

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act authorizes states to create tax-free savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. ABLE United, Florida’s qualified ABLE program, was established to encourage and assist people with disabilities to save private funds to support health, independence and quality of life.  To learn more about this resource please visit ABLE United’s  website at: 

Now, individuals with disabilities and or their parents can:

  • Save tax-free for future expenses
  • Save while maintaining federal benefits
  • Save on fees – ABLE United offers the best value for Florida residents

These training opportunities are free to the public however, registration is required. Please click on the link to register for one of the sessions listed below:

When: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Where: Modesto A. Maidique Campus – MARC building – second floor, Pavilion

Times: 9:00 am – 10:30 am or 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

For questions about FIU Embrace, please call Nicole Attong at 305-348-8457. For questions about the training, please call Elizabeth Alvite at 305-348-5377.

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