Mentoring Day

iRISE2 Mentoring Day

By: Darius Murray

Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is proud to announce that our Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay declared October 19th as iRISE2 Mentoring Day in Palm Beach County. 

The iRISE2 Mentoring Program provides individuals diagnosed with autism or a related disability the opportunity to engage in a supportive one-to-one relationship with a dedicated trained, professional mentor who provides guidance, support and friendship through social engagement while exploring career interests.

Every year in Palm Beach County, iRISE2 Mentoring Day will be recognized alongside national recognition of Disability Mentoring Day, also on Oct. 19, and Disability Employment Awareness Month. Bringing awareness, opportunity and education to the lives of individuals impacted by autism and related disabilities is the focus of the iRISE2 Mentoring program. Now Palm Beach County officially has a day to focus awareness and get directly involved in helping individuals reach their full potential in the community and workplace.

"We are extremely proud and honored to be recognized by Palm Beach County, and we look forward to continuing our efforts and bring more awareness and opportunities surrounding areas of mentoring individuals with disabilities,” said iRISE2 Mentoring Program Coordinator Darius Murray

Mark it on your calendar next year, October 19, 2017 as iRISE2 Mentoring Day in Palm Beach County. To learn more about the program, contact Darius Murray at or 561-213-6936.