Southwest Florida’s First Academy for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

This life-changing initiative benefits participants, the Southwest Florida workforce and all those who engage with our students.

FGCU RISE Real Independence Successful Employment

FGCU R.I.S.E. Resource Center

August 2024 applications will open following our 2023 Open House.

Open House will take place Friday October 13th from 4:30-6:30 p.m.



The FGCU R.I.S.E. team is ready to help you get answers. Let us know how we may help.




Reach Higher

FGCU is a unique environment where we believe everyone should have the opportunity to bring their dreams to life and reach their highest levels of achievement.

The student experiences at FGCU create opportunities to learn, grow and be our best. Dedicated professors with world-class credentials inspire and shape the academic journey so students can strive for greatness and improve their independence.
Learn how FGCU can inspire you.

Meet the Team


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10501 FGCU Blvd. S. 
Fort Myers, FL 33965



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