María Lucía Barbeyto, a Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) trainee and student in the Graduate Certificate in Positive Behavior Support program, was featured in the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) 2022 Emerging Leaders Map. Barbeyto is a certified advocate and a pre-school director. The AUCD Emerging Leaders Map highlights the contributions of diverse trainees across the organization's network. The theme of this year’s map is "Supporting Resiliency and Self-Determination for All."
Born and raised in Spain, Barbeyto has been living in Miami since 1999. She graduated with honors from Keiser University, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She also obtained a master’s degree in Project Management from Instituto Europeo de Postgrado (IEP) in Spain. Barbeyto is the mother of a son diagnosed with severe autism and epilepsy. This is what inspired her to get into the developmental disabilities field.