The Marino Campus, had a 10-month post-secondary educational program to help young adults with autism or other developmental disabilities bridge the gap between high school and employment. Students, who range in age from 18 to 30, may participate in the program at two locations – FIU, or another one in Fort Lauderdale. They can pursue one of two tracks – hospitality or computer technology.
Students in the School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS), part of the College of Engineering & Computing, worked with the Marino Campus visitors to teach them how to assemble hardware, create websites, code and make cables.
“We’re helping the students gain independence at their own level, get a job, be happy and be part of a community, in general,
~ Michael Robinson, founder of the Hardware Lab, and instructor at SCIS.
Read more about Young adults with developmental disabilities bond with FIU peers over computers at FIU News.