Interdisciplinary Training

Community Scholars

Community Scholars is an approved On-the-Job Training (OJT) program for youth receiving Vocational Rehabilitation Services. OJT participants are identified as Trainees of FCIC and receive customized job training, mentoring, self-advocacy and disability policy training, and college advising. Trainees also join AUCD's Emerging Leaders Community, an online community in which participants can "connect with others, get involved, and grow as leaders, with the ultimate goal of positively impacting the lives of people with disabilities and their families." All participants are mentored by FCIC staff and are encouraged to consider post-secondary education as a real, next-step possibility after completion of their OJT experience. Get to know some of our Community Scholars and their work:

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Sergio Rivera

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Gabriela Rodríguez


Trainee Highlight

The Trainee News section showcases the interdisciplinary work and research our emerging leaders are producing in the fields of developmental disabilities, behavioral health, education, public health, policy and other related fields. The common thread is the enhancement of inclusion, systems, services, and supports for people with disabilities and their family members. Click on the links to explore in more detail what our trainees have been up to!

Emily Baton


Emily Baton

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Caroline Muster

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Angela Makris

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Jennifer Hodnett

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Nicholas Scheel

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Angela Makris

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Tara Delach

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Elizabeth Lynch