Vocational Independence Program

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Vocational Independence Program or VIP was one of only 10 postsecondary schools in the United States that is known by the U.S. Department of Education as a Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) program for students with an intellectual disability.[1] In order to be accepted into the VIP program, students must be enrolled in the summer program[2] and the interconnected program[2] is for students 16 to 22 with special needs and provides job training and coursework in independent living, social and academic skills.[3] Any student admitted to the VIP program must be at least 18 years of age.[4] The IQ scores of these students are 70-143.[2] The program was ended in June 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[5]

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  1. Costs/Financial Aid. Accessed July 30, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Vocational Independence Program (VIP) | New York Tech". www.nyit.edu. Retrieved 2023-04-19.
  3. Changes in autism diagnosis worry some Archived 2012-03-06 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed July 30, 2012.
  4. VIP Brochure Archived 2014-03-19 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed July 30, 2012.
  5. VIP is discontinued; URL accessed July 24, 2020.