FCIC - Florida Center for Inclusive Communities
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Welcome to the FCIC

Since 1963, University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) have been working to accomplish a shared vision that foresees a nation in which all Americans, including Americans with disabilities, participate fully in their communities. Independence, productivity and community inclusion are key components of this vision. Funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, there are currently 67 UCEDDs that focus on: Interdisciplinary pre-service preparation and continuing education, community services, research, and dissemination.

The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) at the University of South Florida was established in October 2005 through a University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service grant award from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities. Through leadership in research and evaluation, theory, policy, capacity building, and practice, the FCIC is committed to developing a range of supports and services in the areas of Community Supports, Early Childhood, Transition, Education, Employment, Health, and Interdisciplinary Training.

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Join Us! Autism Health and Wellness Symposium

9th Annual Fiesta by the Bay Fundraiser

Join the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF as we make a difference in the lives of thousands of families impacted by autism in our community.

11th Annual National Training Institute on Effective Practices: Addressing Challenging Behavior

This year's conference will be at the historic Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida.

View all FCIC Conferences.

FCIC was presented with the AUCD Council on Community Advocacy Award during the AUCD conference! We will continue our commitment to supporting full and active participation of self-advocates and family members on our CAC.

The award was established by the Division for Early Childhood (DEC), the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

This month: Epilepsy and Employment


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Learn the skills necessary to conduct consultations for the support of children with intensive behavior challenges.

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