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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Inspiring stories of three African Americans with DD achieving fulfilling lives through inclusion in their communities.

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FCIC Community Advisory Committee members answer the question, "What does inclusion mean to you?"

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Offering interdisciplinary training as well as research and application opportunities, preparing practitioners and administrators to support children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and mental health needs.

Tammy Smith

Tammy Jorgensen Smith was awarded the National Association for People Supporting Employment First (APSE) Research Award at the national conference held in Long Beach, California in July 2014.

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

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