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The Marino Campus - A Formidable Challenge

While high school graduates prepare for the “rite of passage” of college, most young adults with developmental disabilities, like autism, find themselves in limbo. Without the academic qualifications to pursue post-secondary education, nor the job skills to find meaningful employment, there is often little for them to do but simply... wait for a chance.

Statistically speaking, their chances are slim. There are more than 340,000 students in Florida who have a developmental disability. Seventy-nine percent of this group will not qualify for further educational opportunities.  Ninety percent will be unemployed.  What is all the more foreboding is that a mere eight percent of companies in America report hiring people with disabilities, which makes futurejob prospects equally remote.

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