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.
Established in 2009, VIP aims to help autistic young adults in discovering that Connections Matter. You,
too, can make the discovery by exploring this resourceful site.
Put Your John Hancock on the Virtual Verge of Independence Project Declaration, and sign up to get your VIP e-Newsletter!!!
Become An Agent
Pictured: Branford with Caregiver-L and Job Coaches-R
VIP In The Media
Produced by the Verge of Independence Project 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 "Katalyst" Carroll, bestselling author of "Rules of the Red Rubber Ball!"
VIP Promotes Its Launch on NBC Philadelphia News
Presented by Blogger, Autism Self-Advocate
In the first of the new year, our blog was relaunched, with its new name -"Don't Cut Corners...Unless It's Cake" (formerly The Click/Clique Blog). Each month you can look forward to receiving news and information along with a
sweet slice of wisdom that speaks to autistic adults and to
those who support them.
The blog for May titled "Dear Mom, Love Your Autistic Child" pays tribute to mothers of autistic
children. It also takes a deep
dive into lessons learned on the parent-
child relationship of rearing children
with autism spectrum disorders and of
growing up autistic. Get the full story
by clicking on the cake, atop.
Live Your Dreams and
Check out the Verge of Independence Song and its podcast that can can be downloaded from the following apps: