Make The VIP Connection
Welcome to the Verge of Independence Project: Multimedia Autism Advocacy (VIP), a Neurodiversity Movement using 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. identify as an autistic person or a person with autism?" Click on the
About Autism, page to learn more about autism and resources.
Established in 2009, VIP aims to help autistic
young adults discover that Connections
Matter. You, too, can make the connection
by exploring this resourceful site.
written by the
VIP In the Media and News&
For some autistic individuals, the idea of operating in the social environment of a college classroom can be debilitating as to derail the pursuit of higher education at all. For those who do enroll, their condition can make it difficult to succeed in a traditional classroom setting. However, in recent years, more colleges and universities offer support in the way of curriculum and funding to students who seek to have a college experience, certificates, degrees, and advanced degrees.
Good news! Scholarships for Students on the Autism Spectrum...(click on link) There's funding to obtain college degrees at two-year and four-year colleges and universities and trade, technical, and vocational schools as well as cooperative life skills programs.
Think Globally, Act Locally: Autism Supports from Across the U.S.
Check Out Resources in a Town or City Near You
ASERT (Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training)|ASDNext.org|Philly Autism Project (PhillyAP)
Getting Hired: Careers & Community for Talented People with Disabilities
Think Beyond the Label: Workers & Employees with Disabilities in the Workplace