Make the

VIP Connection

Welcome to Verge of Independence Project (VIP), a progressive change initiative that uses multimedia to promote the independence, self-advocacy, and social confidence of autistic young adults! 


"Did you know that nearly 800,000 young adults in the U.S. are affected by autism?" Learn more about

autism and resources on our About Autism page.


VIP aims to help autistic young adults in discovering that connections matter. You, too, can make the 

discovery by exploring this resourceful site. 


Produced by the Verge of Independence Team


Once entering the zone, you’ll be able to focus on empowering platforms that lead to gaining independence. 

We want to keep you charged up by presenting encouraging web and podcast interviews! Take a listen to our kick-off interview with Kevin Carroll, bestselling author of "Rules of the Red Rubber Ball!"

Enter the VIP Zone!

Declare Your 

Independence, Today!

Put Your John Hancock on the Virtual Verge of Independence Project Declaration, and sign up to get your VIP e-Newsletter!!! 

Become An Agent

of Change

Pictured: Branford with Caregiver-L  and        Job Coaches-R

VIP In The Media


VIP Promotes Its Launch on NBC Philadelphia News

Live Your Dreams and

Be Inspired...


Check out the 'Verge of Independence Song' that can can be downloaded from the following apps:


(A Portion of the proceeds goes to VIP)







"Don't Cut Corners...Unless It's Cake"  Blog

Presented by Blogger, Autism Self-Advocate
Melissa Lushington


                        Happy New Year, VIPers!

We've just relaunched our blog with its new name -

"Don't Cut Corners...Unless It's Cake" (formerly 

The Clique/Click Blog). Each month you can look

 forward to receiving a sweet slice

of wisdom that speaks to autistic adults and

to those who support them. The first blog 

addresses how autistic people can develop a network of

friends and solidify support teams .  


   Feel free to check out past blogs that can be accessed from this page.

Autism News & Information




















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